Healing, Faith and Technology


I have found myself complaining that technology makes us so accessible that it’s intrusive and often unnecessary. But after yesterday, I have found a whole new appreciation for the ability to connect with people at an instant.

After my youngest son was diagnosed with pneumonia, our pediatrician was concerned about other symptoms Derek displayed. Without alarming us, he let us know that he wanted to test our little boy for juvenile diabetes. Gwen and I began to pray and ask God for healing.

After days of waiting, we got a call. The results of the first two tests were not encouraging, but not conclusive. A third and final test would tell us whether or not he would have to begin a life-long battle with a tough condition.

Gwen email loved ones all over the globe. I text messaged close friends and family throughout the entire country to pray with us for our little guy’s test; for healing and a negative result. Instantly, I received encouraging messages back. It meant so much to know that in a matter of seconds, I was able to mobilize an army of prayer warriors to intercede for us.

Several hours later, I got a call from Gwen letting me know that the result of the final test was negative and they had ruled out juvenile diabetes. Thank God–an enormous burden was lifted from my shoulders.

I’m so thankful for my community of faith spanning the world. People I work with and love whose stories and lives have intercepted with mine in a way that would never be possible without our current technology. Today, as I write this, I’m thankful for text messaging and emails and blogs and all the tools God has given us to connect in a meaningful and powerful way.

  • Anonymous

    Praise God! He is merciful- and your perspective is so true…I have actually found technology to be much more helpful than frustrating(which we all know it can be!)God speed to a full recovery for your boy-Chantel

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