For this Friday’s good news story, we’re heading to the state of Georgia where God’s providence seems to have saved the life of a young man in need of a kidney donor.
John Albers is a Georgia state senator and businessman. He’s a fourth-generation firefighter and a member of Roswell United Methodist Church.
Shockingly, his son, Will, went into kidney failure last year. In a recent social media post, John Albers recounted, “Will was rushed to the hospital and we quickly learned he was in kidney failure. We almost lost him, and we are so grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff at Northside Cherokee Hospital. Praise the Lord he survived but needed to go on dialysis at 24-years-old.”
“Our world was forever changed, and the impact was substantial for Will and our family.
“Last week we received the most anticipated and greatest news… I AM THE MATCH to donate a kidney to Will! I cannot fully describe the emotion of hearing from the medical team at Emory Hospital after months of tests. Please pray for Will, me, our family and the medical staff,” Albers wrote.
He then credited God with helping their family during their trying ordeal.
“Along the way, God has sent angels to help light the path ahead … We know God has a plan and our mission will be to share our experience and serve others.”
“The power of prayer is awesome and ask you [to] add us to your list,” Albers requested.
This story caused me to consider Matthew 6:26, where Jesus teaches, “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (ESV).
This reminds us that God cares for us and knows our every need. If God takes care of the birds of the air, will He not also take care of us as well?
Though not every prayer is immediately answered in the way we often want it to be, God can and does work miracles.
Will you join me and take a moment to pray for the Albers family? Their surgery will be on Wednesday, July 21. Let’s all answer John’s request for prayer together.
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