There are people we know just because we’ve crossed paths with them a few times… they’re in our workplace or school or church or whatever. We maintain relationships with them because it’s the polite thing to do or because they’re funny and friendly or because we have a few things in common.
But then there are other people who end up smack dab in the middle of our path – in a completely unexpected, totally divine way… and we are quite certain God has a plan for the relationship, although we may not know exactly what it is at the moment.
That is the case for my family with a very special family whose kids are in our ministry. I met them through church, obviously, but clung to them in a way I don’t normally do. It was like this prodding – this pushing to get to know them, and I’m still not sure why… but I do know this… I am better for it. This family has three children, the youngest of whom is pictured here. His name is Caleb, and that’s his dad. We spent the fourth of July with them this year, and the other kids set up an awesome obstacle course we all ran… and at the end, they made sure to run Caleb through the course as well. I think he even won!
Caleb is a miracle. The doctors said he wouldn’t live. He just turned five in August. And while he is very much alive, there is still a lot of healing to be done. This family amazes me. With their spirit. With their faith. With their fervor – their incredibly positivity. I am in awe of them.
Anyway, I do have a point… Caleb was blind. He can see now. He was paralyzed… now he can move. He used to eat through a tube… he can now eat more and more solids. He used to go through cycles of seizures. Every three weeks for three days straight he would have them, 35-100 a day. Can you imagine the toll that would take on such a small body?
Well, since June, Caleb has had a total of 12 seizures – and never more than one in a 24 hour period. This boy is a miracle. More and more he is able to communicate and make progress, and I know that I know this is God’s mighty hand at work in this boy.
This month, the month of October, Caleb’s parents decided they wanted to fast and pray for his healing. October is a notoriously difficult month for their family – it always seems darker for them for some reason… and so this year, they have decided to get a little radical. They wanted one person every day to fast and pray for his healing. So, we asked our volunteers if they would sign up for a day out of the month to dedicate to prayer for Caleb. Thankfully, we filled the entire month of October – amazing volunteers we have… but I believe the more people praying for a single cause the better…
So, if you are the praying type and would like to join me in praying for this sweet little boy and his family, I know they would be most grateful. These are the things they are believing for:
- Pray that all seizure activity has to stop.
- Quickening into his mitochondria, which is how your body produces energy. Pray that this is more regulated and smooth for Caleb.
- Continual strength and energy into Caleb’s muscles, especially in his neck and torso, which will in turn help straighten his spine (which is a little crooked)
- Peace into his digestive system, that he will be able to eat more solids.
- Pray for the continued restoration of his heart, liver and lungs, which have already been greatly restored.
- Pray that Caleb continues to express himself and communicate, he says more words and is able to express himself, so pray that God continues to strengthen these areas
Incidentally, I have another unbelievable healing story to share… another time. God has been so good to me – answered a huge prayer for me in that area. It may sound a little crazy to you, but He’s at work… just sitting up there waiting for us to ask him for his help, waiting for us to let him in.
Have a wonderful Sunday. 🙂 And thank you in advance for your prayers.