It was 2008. Our second-born son, third-born child Chuk was a youth pastor in Door County, Wisconsin. One day I was thinking of him. I took his picture off the wall of my study and I was praying for him when I had a strong impression that his hands were trembling. I finished praying for him and called him.
“Hey, Chuk. You O.K?”
“Yea, I’m fine, dad.”
“Chuk,” I said, “I was just praying for you had I had the strongest impression that your hands were trembling. Are you O.K? Is there some reason that I would have an impression in my heart that your hands were trembling?”
It was quiet on the other end of the line for a while then Chuk said; “Well, last night I think I took too much medication for my alergies and I couldn’t keep my hands from shaking.”
We talked for a while and I told him to taper off his allergy meds… and how much I love him.
It was about this time I heard Rich Mullins song performed by Big Daddy Weave…. Mike Weaver… Hold Me Jesus….
At one point he sings “Hold me Jesus, I’m shaking like a leaf…”
I wonder how often God would speak into our hearts if we were continually attentive to his whispers… I’m not sure. This I know, your Father knows when you are shaking. You are not alone. You are never, never alone.