God’s Word for Today: Creed.
Acts 4:30. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.
Last night I shared a post on Facebook about a little boy I have been following and praying for the last few days. His name is Creed. The definition of the word creed is; a system of Christian or other religious belief: a faith. Maybe you are familiar with the Apostles’ Creed or the Nicene Creed which are formal statements of Christian beliefs. Or maybe you are more familiar with the band Creed. I enjoy some of their music.
Back to our little boy, Creed. He is a very sick little boy. Right now, he is fighting the Meta Numa virus which is connected to his POMPE disease. Let us take a moment and break these two medical terms down.
Meta Numa virus in this case is actually Pediatric Human Metapneumovirus. More or less, it is an infant form of pneumonia that can be anywhere from asthma type symptoms to severe bronchiolitis. Layman’s terms, this little boy is having a very difficult time breathing.
POMPE disease is a buildup of glycogen in the body’s cells which when accumulated in certain organs and tissues, impair their ability to function. Right now, it is impairing Creed’s lungs to function normally, thus his cannot take deep breaths, which in turn leads to the inability to fight his Meta Numa virus. Again in layman’s terms, Creed is a very sick young man. Children with the non-classic form of this disease only live into early childhood.
So, the outlook is not very bright. Odds are against this little man. The parents and family are going through their own version of hell right now. It is time for most to scroll on to the next post on Facebook. This is just depressing. Who wants to share in the suffering of someone else? We have enough of our own problems don’t we? We have had to address sickness and death in infants, sons and daughters, parents, friends, and other love ones. Why should we even care about Creed?
Because my friends, Creed matters. Creed can be the one who gives you some hope and direction today. Creed can be the 5 minutes of your life that you spent caring for a total stranger. Creed can be the break from the normal task of getting through this day. Creed can be today’s example of the power of prayer.
What is the difference between Creed and every other suffering child of this world? None. Why did I pick Creed out of all the daily posts asking for help of a loved one? Maybe because of the name? Or maybe because, God said, “here is one of my children, pray for him, and ask others to pray too”.
Today, GWFT simply asks that you give. Give a few seconds of your time and say a small prayer for Creed. Then, if it grabs you like it did me, give Creed a few moments of your time throughout the day. I believe God has a message for all of us through this little man. To hear this message, you must first pray………….
Prayer: Dearest Lord, maker and creator of life. Today, I bow my head in prayer for a very sick little boy. God, his name is Creed. You made him. You have a purpose for him. Lord, only you can heal Creed. I know this with all of my heart and soul that you God, can perform this miracle. I just pray that your will be done and that today I can understand and accept your will. In Jesus’, who taught us what healing was all about, name I pray. Amen