I’ve thought much about something lately … Something that seems trivial, but it’s actually ginormous. Maybe not where you’d expect to see God’s power at work, but He is showing up HUGE.
PRAYER!! Well, duh! I know God inhabits praise and He hears every prayer that we even THINK. No, seriously, you will never know what it has meant to me to know so many people across this globe that are praying for me!!! I have friends in almost every church in Florence, and I’ve heard from almost every one of them HUNDREDS of times in the past 8 weeks. (Yep … 8 weeks on Thursday).
But it doesn’t stop there … I’ve heard from friends all over South Carolina that fervently pray for me and my recovery. I’m looking at a prayergram I got in the mail yesterday from West Hartsville Baptist Church (about 20 miles away from me). Churches in the upstate are praying. THEN, I regularly get cards from the prayer ministry of Rolling Hills Baptist in Fairfield, OH (Mark & Priscilla Plunkett).
Skipping to electronic media, HUNDREDS of messages from folks in my neighborhood to New Orleans to DC to Nashville to tons of other cities all the way to Lake Forest, California (Rick Warren). Then, skip across the pond to Hawaii to my friends, the Lopez brothers.
What does all of this mean to me??
THE POWER OF FAMILY. THE POWER OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, UNITED IN CHRIST, IS BEYOND OUR UNDERSTANDING. SOMETIMES ALL WE CAN DO IS WIPE THE TEARS AND BE THANKFUL FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST.
Yep … That’s where I am today.