The son of evangelist Anne Graham Lotz is improving and has been moved out of the intensive care unit (ICU), according to an update shared on her Facebook page.
Jonathan Lotz, an evangelist himself, was admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 and was listed in critical condition over the weekend. Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of the late Billy Graham, had requested prayer for his health.
On Wednesday evening, she said his health had improved.
“PRAISE GOD!!! Praise our prayer-hearing, prayer-answering God! Jonathan has just been moved out of ICU,” she wrote. “Now he begins rehab!!”
Jonathan Lotz directs Jonathan Lotz Ministries, an evangelistic ministry, based in North Carolina, that takes the gospel throughout North Carolina and the world.
Lotz previously shared an update from her daughter, Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright, who said Jonathan was sharing the gospel with doctors and nurses.
“He is witnessing up a storm in the hospital!!” Wright wrote. “… He prayed with a nurse who wanted to rededicate her life to Jesus at 3am!!”
Anne Graham Lotz posted a Christian poem she said brings her comfort.
“My precious mother taught me the following poem that seems appropriate now: Trust Him when dark doubts assail thee, Trust Him when thy strength is small. Trust Him when to simply trust Him is the hardest thing of all. Trust Him He is ever faithful. Trust Him for His will is best. Trust Him for the heart of Jesus is the only place to rest. Trust Him then through tears and sunshine, All thy cares upon Him cast. Till the storms of life are over and the trusting days are past.”
She ended her post with a Bible verse: “‘I will love You, O Lord, my strength … my deliverer … my God in whom I will trust. … I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved…’ Psalm 18:1-3.”
Lotz also requested prayer that her son would “go from strength to strength with no permanent side effects.”
Photo Courtesy ©Anne Graham Lotz Facebook
Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.