Today, I’d like to simply request that each of you take a moment to offer a prayer for another very Dear One in need. As many of you know, a close friend, Tim Hoover, who was a Leader with Magnolia for a period of time, is in the hospital with COVID. He has been there several days and is not improving. We received a note this morning from his family that says: “Urgent, urgent prayer request: Tim’s CO2 levels are dangerously high. Like stop your heart high. Like I had to say whether or not to give him CPR if that happened. Today is almost like a make or break, according to the Dr. Please stop and pray with me…I am not ready to give Tim up, but I also want the very best for him. My heart is breaking. For him. For us.”
As most of you know we just lost a very dear friend to COVID in the last couple of weeks who was previously with Magnolia as well. May this not be the case here. So many have faced the loss of loved ones during this dark time. We cannot control the pandemic but we can point our hearts and healing energy towards those whose stories cross our path. I sincerely ask for your prayers for Tim and his precious family.
We know the answer to our every need is in our Christ Jesus. As we pray to Him, let us remember these words:
“Therefore God has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11)
There is unimaginable power in that name because He has conquered all things. Including this pestilence. He is Lord. Let us trust Him for our every need. Let us trust Him completely. He loves us so. Let us remember that when our journey takes frightening turns, He always does the right thing for us.
My heart is with each of you and I am praying for you all. No matter what the circumstance may be. Our Lord loves each of you. He will never leave you, or forsake you. Trust Him completely.