There are so many cool ways that we have seen the hand of God in all of this. We wanted to share this story with you. Three years ago, John, Traci and I (Carol) all worked together. One day as we were praying together, John prayed that God would move or move us. Within just a couple of months, God had moved John into a new job, me to Georgia, and Traci to Ohio. Fast forward three years. By the hand of God, Traci and her family were moved back to The Woodlands. By the hand of God, I was moved back to The Woodlands. Three weeks later, Kyle Sherrill was born.
The miracle of this is totally God's timing. My children are grown, and my husband is still in Georgia, so other than my daytime job, I am totally available to help John and Kelly by loving their two boys at home in the evenings and on the weekend. Traci has a college-aged son and one in high school, as well as a wonderful husband, so while they are away during the day, Traci is available to help in the same way, plus she manages the meals! Traci and I both believe that God worked out the details of our lives to allow us to be here for such a time as this.
I tell you all of this because this morning as I was praying for Kyle and Kelly, I was overcome with how this MASSIVE God that I love and serve, works out the tiniest details of our lives. He knew all of this. None of it was a surprise to Him. And He knew what this family would need. And even though it took moving two entire families, He made that happen.
So today when you are praying, please pray for the tiny details. And even though I am telling you how to pray, I feel led by the Holy Spirit to do so. Pray for Kyle's feeding tube. Pray for his vent tube. Pray for the machines that help him get the right amount of oxygen. Pray against fungal infections. Pray for clear skin, free from rashes and infections. Pray for the health of his nurses. Pray for 7 hours a night of sleep for Kelly. Pray for a freezer for her to put her breastmilk in. Pray for pumping to be painfree and quick. Pray for an oz a day of growth. And finally, pray for Kyle to exhale the breath of God onto those who care for him each day, that they might sense His very presence.
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold he who keeps Israel, will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever. Psalm 121
He cares about the smallest of things.
- John and Kelly
- This story begins with 5 people. John, Kelly, Jadon, Jack, and Kyle (he is only 23 weeks old... and he is still safely tucked away in his mommy's belly) In an hour's time Kyle made his way into the world. 1 pound, 3 ounces- 11 and a half inches long. This family will never be the same. This child is a warrior. He has the spirit of a Lion, and more courage than a whole pride. He is fierce, and fearless- and he is teaching us to fear the Lord- and to believe that God is in our midst and healing even now. Join us as pray, as we praise, and as we journey through this life as lovers of God and all His glory.