Saturday, February 14, 2009

I Am Humbled

During the past three weeks we have been encouraged by the prayers of not only our home church but other churches and Bible study groups in our small town as well as friends from around the world. It is a humbling thing to receive a card in the mail from someone that you really know only by slight circumstance. And it is humbling to know that the family of God gathers around their own with prayer.

But it is humbling in a different manner as well. For while I occasionally send a get-well or a sympathy card, I am not faithful about that. And my prayers are often scant in their content and thought in regards to others. I am so lacking.

God has humbled me through the prayers of those who are His.

P.S. I am back home again. We left the hospital yesterday midst a dangerous snowfall. Our trip meant a short trek on a 4-lane freeway in the city and even though traffic was slow, it was still too fast. We were fortunate to be in the far left lane as we watched a 5-6 car fender-bender occur immediately to our right. I felt so badly for those involved. The road surface was so slick that any tap on the brakes meant going into a sideways skid and that is exactly what happened. When there is only a few feet clearance between yourself and the car to your right or left, that is a dangerous thing and one young couple in a small car careened boom-boom-boom from one car to the next. Fortunately the slow speed meant no injuries other than badly damaged vehicles.

We were in prayer for the next thirty miles where we reached the edge of the storm and had dry roads home from there.

Life is full of adventure! Who needs to watch reality shows. Life itself is much more real!

Today's Scripture? Jeremiah 29:11


Forrest said...

I guess I'll take the occasional "hurricane" and "heat" in Houston.

Glad you guys made it home.

"Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered" (Romans 8:26).

WhiteStone said...

We get the occasional tornado and also the heat. Winter snowstorms always cause me to think of those who "have" to be out...those going to work, those working outdoors, etc.
Thank you for the Rom 8:26 verse.

Renna said...

I've been out of town for a few days, so haven't checked in here in a bit. I'm glad to know you are back home again.

Laurie M. said...

Well, this is my first time here for a visit, and I find you're recovering from surgery. I'm glad to hear you're doing well; and may God bless you while you rest in Him.

Sheri said...

Didn't know you were sick. Glad to hear your home again.