We know a couple of young couples who are dealing with RSV in their newborns. One from our church and one from the church we attended before we came to Mason. One is in Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus and the other is on the way there this afternoon. My wife Diane always gets a little teary-eyed (as I’m sure she is reading this) every time we hear about a child we know, or know through someone, going to the children’s hospital in Columbus. Diane ran in a half marathon in October in Columbus to raise money for the hospital. The race raised almost a million dollars. When Diane committed to the race in February, she was going to do whatever it took to complete it. And boy, did she. She finished with a great time and she wasn’t near puking, LOL. She felt great.
The parents who take their babies to Columbus are going to do whatever it takes to make sure their babies regain their strength and recover. If it means going to Columbus, that’s where they’ll go.
God was willing to do whatever it took to make sure we had an opportunity to defeat sin. He sent Jesus to die on the cross for us. Sometimes when I pray for someone who is lost I pray, “Whatever it takes to reach them, God…. Please do whatever it takes to get them to turn to Jesus.” Sometimes it takes a lot.
Today, I pray for the babies we know and all the kids at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and all hospitals that the doctors and nurses do whatever it takes so these babies can recover and grow up to choose and serve Jesus, whatever it takes.