Thursday, 14 August 2008

Please Pray

Many of you know of our friends the Lauers and the story of their son Noah (his picture is over on the right hand side of this blog).  Please join me in lifting them up in prayer.  Noah has spent the last three weeks in the hospital and Josh and Deb covet prayers for strength, wisdom, and peace as they are continually having to make decisions about Noah's care.  

Their journey has given me feelings of sadness like I have never known.  Due to recent developments in little Noah's condition, I have not been able to stop thinking about them and praying for them.  My heart breaks over and over again.  

Cory and I met Deb and Josh our first year in St. Louis and developed our friendship through a small group Bible study over the entire time we lived there.  That group was our "family" during a time when we lived far away from ours.  They walked with us through our first pregnancy and Deb was one of the first to come visit Christopher in the hospital after he was born.  I don't know if they ever had a clue how important their friendship was to us during that time and how I know God had his hand in leading us to them.

I just keep wishing there was something I could do to help them.  All the while I know that there are no words, no gestures, no nothing that can provide them with any solace during this time.  It is a situation where you find yourself questioning God, continually asking "why?" and never being provided with an answer.  All I know to do is pray, pray, and pray some more.  I serve a God who does not always promise healing and happiness but He does promise strength through Him, and at times like these, it is the best place to turn.

Again, please join me in lifting Josh, Deb, and Noah in prayer...