I’ve always known that I love my wife more than anyone else in the world – even my sons, who I love deeply. I’ve always known that I need my wife more than anything else in the world.
I didn’t realize just how important she is to me until she had a severe medical crisis and her very life was in critical condition. Thirty-one years and 2 days after our wedding day, she suffered a catastrophic blood loss in a hospital in Bucerias, Mexico.
I’ve heard of “foxhole” prayers. I’ve had a cursory prayer life myself. I’ve neglected the spiritual side of my life for many years. But I know and I believe. I cried out to a God that I know. Just like the father in Mark 9:23-25 I cried out “I believe; help my unbelief.” I prayed the 23rd Psalm over and over. I wept.
And God answered. Despite my unbelief.