My friends, brothers and sisters-in-Christ,
Makan already? Such a simple Malaysian greeting but something that our Matthias Lim (sister Mei Lin and brother Chian Ho's son) cannot do so tonight.
He is only 6 months old but he has been detected by doctors as having intussusception, a condition that affects the bowels.
5 doctors at Hospital Sultanah Aminah attended to him earlier this morning. A flushing of the bowels known as hydrostatic reduction was carried out this morning. He is now warded for observation. The thing is he cannot eat anything until 11 am tomorrow. A 6 month old baby.
So, let's uphold Matthias, Mei Lin & Chian Ho as they cope with the situation.
Pray for the intestines to realign properly and that the earlier procedure this morning was successful in making good what went wrong.
Pray for Mei Lin & Chian Ho to be calm and able to look after Matthias and that Ezra, Hannah & Elisabeth will cooperate in looking after themselves.
Pray for the doctors and the medical staff, that they will be competent, professional, skillful and compassionate.
Pray for the healing of Matthias intestines, that the Great Physician is at work, RIGHT NOW, using the same power that raised Jesus from the dead.
Friends, brothers and sisters-in-Christ, may I urge you to remember about The Healing of the Centurion's Servant recorded in Luke 7: 1 - 10 in which the centurion had great faith that Jesus would heal his servant, even though He had yet to reach the house of the centurion. Let us ALL turn to our Lord, with FAITH, that Jesus will just say the word, and Matthias will be healed. That the Lord's servants, Mei Lin and Chian Ho, who honours Him so much with their work for the Lord, will be honoured in return by their faith in the Great Physician.
The doctors and medical staff have done their job, now we need our Lord to continue with the healing process. Amen.
While you're praying for Matthias, do also continue to remember those in JBBC who need that same healing touch and power from our Jesus. Keep remembering Iron Man Thomas, Jenny's brother Yee Kok Leong, Johnny Parrett, Keng Chong, Lai Hock Siong and Steve Fernandez, Precy's husband.
And never forget to give thanks, with a grateful heart, for all the deliverance that you may have personally received in your journey with the Lord by your side.