Thursday, June 14, 2007

Too Much Death

I have been absent from the blogging world for about two months. In these two months there has been much death, mourning, and services. Some say that it comes in threes, but there have been threes, threes, and more threes. Tomorrow I will help in burying yet another person close to me. It isn't easy.

At these times I think about clergy, those in charge of congregations. I think about all the difficulties associated with saying goodbye to someone who is special, someone who may have even been close to you. It isn't easy.

In light of these recent deaths of loved ones, there is a wellspring of hope for those left behind. I've been made aware of 3 people who are facing life-threatening situations. I feel the call of our Lord. I wish to offer healing to them. But who am I? What can I do? I can pray, and encourage those close in these situations to pray as well. If I don't lift up the mantle of prayer, who will? As it turns out, nobody will if I don't. So, Heavenly Father, put me in their paths so that I may pray for them. Let them come with contrite spirits, let them come broken and torn, but let them come. If they come, I will lift up their loved ones to you, as others have come to you...but Lord I ask that they come. If they knock, you will answer, through me....if they come, I will be there....through you. Most importantly, make them come.

It is terrifying to have a gift of healing. It is terrifying because so many don't turn to You. But, heavenly Father, if they turn to you, and come to me, I pray that your presence will fill their situations. Bring them, Father, and I will serve.

Father, bring them to you. Father, bring them to your love. Father, bring them to anyone who can help, and if that is me, bring them to me. May I be worthy of your love in their situations. Bring them to You!

3 comments:

greg hazelrig said...

Sorry to hear about the deaths.

But on another note...it's good to have you back.

Brother Marty said...

Greg,
It is good, indeed, to be back. I've been too busy wallowing in self-pity. Guess it's a very human response to undesirable situations, but I succumbed nonetheless. I pray that God lifts me up from these times and puts me back on a mission of revealing His love...whether some want to hear it or not! Thanks again for your words of encouragement.

TN Rambler said...

Marty,
Like Greg, I am sorry to hear about the deaths and it is good to have you back. Prayers are being raised for you and your ministry.

Blessings,
Wayne