I hear so often from people whose children no longer go to church or practice the faith. I know it is heartbreaking. More in a moment. In today’s first reading from Isaiah 65, we get a beautiful vision of the future. Check it out!
A royal official comes to Jesus asking Jesus to heal his son, who is ill miles away. At first, Jesus tries to dissuade the man, but he will not be dissuaded. He continues to beg Jesus to come and heal his son. Jesus does so with just a word. He doesn’t have to travel miles to see the boy personally. He speaks, and the son is healed.
So many folks I know and have met desire a healing for their children. Not necessarily a physical healing, but that spiritual healing that keeps them apart from Christ and His Church. We must take a lesson from the royal official and continue in prayer for our children. I believe Jesus desires their healing just as much as we do, and that, in time, that healing will occur. Keep on praying, my friend!
Father, heal our sons and daughters, in every way that they need healing. Amen.