Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Pray for Me

The Bible tells us that "One can chase a thousand, but two can put ten thousand to flight!" (Deuteronomy 32:30) Today I call to my brethren to come to my side. I am standing in the need of prayer. I prayed this morning very briefly and found a few quite minutes during my day thus far but I believe I need more and fear I cant do it all on my own or alone.

I don’t recall the last time I had a string of events like this. The last few months my family has gone through an awful lot. There has been a foreclosure, lies, death, a car accident and even I have been the victim of a violent crime. This morning on my way to work I got a call from my sister. She wanted me to know that my mother was sick and that my brother was en route to take our mother to the hospital. I had just spoken to her last night. I thought that she was all right or at least coming along. She hadn’t been hospitalized for her struggle since I was in junior high school. The hospital has asked to keep her for observation for several days. I was wrong.

But what I must be right about is my belief that God is in control and that everything that has happened is in some way part of his divine order and plan. It is a plan that I cannot understand nor comprehend. The Bible points out to us that “the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.” (1 Corinthians 1:25) and to “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)

The mothers at the church used to sit on the front pew during devotion and sing with something in their voice I never knew. They used to rock side to side and sing ‘pray for me.’ Now I know what that was in their voice. It is not a word. It was a feeling. And today I feel it.