"O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to [his] relief."
This morning my heart is burdened for a little boy I've never met. His name is Stellan.
A few days ago, I stumbled across his mother's blog and there I sat for some time, reading his life story... learning about his condition. Today I'm posting here, asking that any and all of you who might feel so inclined, will lift his name towards heaven... to the God of the universe, the Great Physician, the Mighty Healer... our Abba Father.
Stellan is only 5 months old. He survived a terrible heart condition while in utero, but now it's back and he's fighting for his life. The doctors are unable to control his elevated heart rate, and after days of fighting, his tiny heart is getting tired. And blood is not reaching his extremities. As a mother of 4 healthy children, I simply cannot imagine...
People from all over the world-- literally-- are praying. Jennifer, his mother, has started a Stellan name gallery where she's collected photos from people around the globe. Stellan's name has been written in the sands of Senegal and on a sign in front of the Eiffel Tower; the above button has been flashed across the screen in Times Square, and his name has been posted on the side of a military aircraft. The stream of photos is long but it's oh-so-cool... to think that that many people are praying for a 5 month old boy!
So today, in your quiet moments, please pray for this little guy. The LORD hears our prayers, and whether or not He decides to heal Stellan as we'd all like to see... well, that's up to Him. Hopefully He will, but there's a chance that complete healing here on earth may not be part of His ultimate plan. And while I cannot fathom the pain that comes with losing a child, it's clear (from reading Jennifer's blog) that she and her family fully trust the One who formed this little life. They fully believe that He's not only holding that tiny body in His hands, but that He's also working for good... because He loves their boy even more than they do.
So please... pray for Stellan.
And if you're interested-- the above button will take you to his mother's blog where you can learn more about this little man and his fight for life.