Yesterday was no different. My phone was firing away text after text and even though I shoved the phone under my covers, I could still hear it going off. When I finally looked at the phone through my sleepy, squinted eyes, I saw that the first text was not from Matt, it was from a friend of our family. Since 6am texts usually only come from Matt, my interest was peaked.
The friend was writing to tell me Matt was on his heart and in his prayers today. With the chaos that is filling the middle east these days he felt compelled to remind me that he is praying for Matt and told me to let him know if he needs to "intensify his prayers" if Matt's location or status changes. I chuckled about his intensity of prayer remark. I replied "no need to up the threatcon level, prayer intensity can remain at code orange".
Anyone remember Bush's color coded terror threat level chart? Am I the only one considering a new and improved "Prayer Intensity Chart"?
If at ever you think that your prayers don't matter, think again. To spend 180 days away from family and the comforts of home and to be in an environment where life is truly in danger and to still be able to say "I have not once felt down here" is testimony to the power of prayers lifted up on his behalf.
So thank you to all who have prayed over Matt. He has truly been touched by your prayers.