I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;– 1 Timothy 2:1
Mason woke from his long Monday nap (he always needs more sleep on Monday’s due to his weekend adventures) and then he had his lunch. He was just starting his afternoon play time when he suddenly went to the shoe rack and brought me my sandals. He placed them on top of and beside my feet in his sweet attempt to assist me in putting them on. He was insistent that I get them on quickly! No sooner had I donned them, than he took my hand and started pulling on my arm to get me to stand up. That is when I started recording the video below. 🎥
I quickly went and changed into my walking shoes and put some clothes on Mason. I gathered up the stuff we need for our walk and placed Mason in his stroller. He was so happy and was talking to me the entire time with a voice of much approval. I had planned to just walk back and forth through our neighborhood because the weather was predicting rain unpredictably- that’s how rain is here in Florida- clear skies one minute; black thundering rain-filled skies the next. As we walked, however, I felt the Holy Spirit urge me to go towards the main road instead of back through the neighborhood. I glanced up at the sky and said to myself, “okay, I trust you!”
We made our way down the sidewalk adjacent to the main 6 lane road and just as we turned onto the side road we are accustomed to taking on our longer walks I heard the siren of a fire truck coming closer and closer to us. I turned Mason around in his stroller so he could watch the fire truck as it turned to go south at the red light. As it went out of our sight I turned Mason back around and we proceeded on our way. I kept looking up so as to gage the weather as we walked west. We did not get very far before I felt urged to turn south into a nice neighborhood with new wide sidewalks. I prayed the rain would stay away as we crossed the street to go in that direction.
As we walked I continued to hear more sirens and noticed that they did not seem to be fading in intensity as they would if they were going further away but I honestly did not pay them much mind as I was enjoying listening to Mason talk to himself as I took in the sights around me. We were just about to round the curve through this quaint neighborhood when an ambulance went past us making the turn before us. Again, I did not think much of it until we turned and saw the ambulance and the same fire truck from earlier parked in front of one of the houses just up ahead.
I instantly was hit with the overwhelming feeling to pray for this person and I quickly came to understand that Mason’s urgency to go walk was not just a coincidence. We were brought to this spot, at this specific time- to pray! So, that is what I did! I stopped and I prayed. I prayed for whoever was inside that house in need of medical attention and I prayed silently in my soul for whatever Gods will was in regards to that situation. As I finished and was walking past the house with the EMS workers standing in the doorway, I thought to myself , “what if there is no one else in the world to pray for this person?”
Have you ever thought about that? That there are people that have no one to pray for them or to care about there eternal destination? Everyone deserves to have someone to pray for them! Who have you prayed for today?
PS. We completed our 3.76 mile walk with no rain 🙌✝️