Joe when you were four months old we took a road trip from Tampa to the Miami area to visit family. When it came time to put you to bed you were having a hard time settling down. Between the noise outside and the different schedule that day you were too flustered to fall asleep. I was exhausted and at a loss how to help you. I started to rub your little back and sing, "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, there's something about that name. Master, Savior, Jesus, it's like the fragrance after the rain... " As I continued to sing the name of Jesus, your little body began to relax, you stopped crying and you started to fall asleep.
Over the next couple years you and Jessa experienced other overwhelming times. Moments that threatened to steal your peace and ability to sleep. Waking up from bad dreams, hallucinating from a high fevers, fireworks, epic thunderstorms and hurricanes were a few of the culprits. Each time that I would start to sing, "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus... " you would respond with a visible physical change. When you heard the name of Jesus your little bodies would start to relax. I would keep singing until you were calmed down and able to sleep.
Last week I went to meet with my new ALS doctor. I found out that I am not a candidate for the new BRAINSTORM trials that they are doing on ALS patients. I am too far along. To be honest with you, sleep did not come quickly that night. Guess what I fell asleep repeatedly singing? Even as an adult there are situations that can steal my peace and ability to sleep. However, when I singing the name of Jesus, I also start to relax, I can stop crying, and I am able to fall asleep. Thank you both for being the precious visual memory that there is something about that name! Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
Lord, there is no one like you! For you are great, and your name is full of power.