“Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.” - Hebrews 7:25
Have you considered the idea, that Somebody is interceding for you?
After about a week in Onaville, Haiti, our little team hugged and left our friends Tuesday afternoon. We met together that night, talking and sharing much of what we had experienced this past week.
Thoughts became prayers. These pastors, kids, men and women in Onaville have become our friends.
These are just a few of our friends. This time in Onaville, we learned more about their circumstances, ministries and lives.In our minds, they face challenges that are, well, too much. Wondering if they will have enough for food, or enough to keep their kids in school, or if they’ll have jobs.
Where appropriate we’ve worked to give to and support our friends. At some point, though, there are physical, medical and financial needs we cannot address, and are just part of their stories.
Yet, they are not alone.
God not only sees them, but His Spirit is within them, encouraging, counseling and guiding them. Wednesday morning I was reminded that Jesus is at the right hand of our Father, interceding for them.
“Christ Jesus, who died — more that that, who was raised to life — is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.” - Romans 8:34
What could I possibly do or pray for them that would be better than what Jesus is asking God to do for them?
Then I wondered, what about me? And what about you?
“Wouldn’t you love to know what Jesus is praying over your life right now? Imagine you could agree in prayer with the Son of God—that ought to add some serious firepower to your prayers!” -- John Eldredge, Moving Mountains
Why wouldn’t we agree in prayer with Jesus for our lives? What about our loved ones? Doesn’t it encourage you to know Jesus, our High Priest, sees them and knows them? He is before God Almighty, pleading for them.
So, I took a deep breath this morning, and asked The LORD to let me join His prayers, for my beautiful friends in Onaville, for my wife, my children, and me.
How about you?
What are you going to do with the knowledge that Jesus is before our Father praying for you, and your loved ones?