A Phone Call and a Prayer Request

26 Aug

The phone rang and the voice of a friend that I haven’t heard from in some time brought a smile to my face.

Though 700 plus miles now separate our families, there was a time, a couple of years ago, when we worshiped together at our home church three times a week.

And church family has a way of becoming just that, family.

So hearing from them was a sweet unexpected blessing.

We chatted for a few minutes with the normal “How have you been’s?” and “It’s good to hear from you’s”

Then the tone of his voice changed.

“I called to tell you that I had some tests done.”

 And the bitter part followed.

“The doctor says it’s cancer.”

My heart hurt for him and his family as he spoke the dreaded “C” word.

We continued our conversation and talked about our God and His wonderful ability to do good things in the midst of bad. About how He can change the circumstance even before they meet with the specialist in two weeks. And that His timing is perfect because there haven’t been any symptoms of the cancer yet so it seems they’ve caught it early.

Suddenly there was Hope in our hurting.

Hope because we serve a prayer-answering and a miracle-working God.

Hope because we have a Savior on our side.

Hope because we know the Creator knows His creation better than anyone.

So I ask you, dear friends, to help us petition Heaven on his behalf. I ask that you’ll pray with me that God will strengthen Orville and Joyce and assure them of the Hope they have in our Heavenly Father’s ability to heal.

Please pray that this trial will be “for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.” John 11:4

We’ve seen Him answer time and time again and I don’t expect this time to be any different.

I’m looking forward to His Answer.

Thanks in advance for bearing this burden with us.

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3 Responses to “A Phone Call and a Prayer Request”

  1. Lynda Love Clark August 27, 2010 at 6:12 am #

    Prayers to your friends Sarah. God Bless. Cancer is a horrible disease – but God is awesome and he does have miracles left.

  2. Craig Ford August 27, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    Thanks Sarah for writing this. I was blessed when I read it. We serve an awesome God!

  3. Uncle Joe August 28, 2010 at 4:02 am #

    We will keep them in our prayers. We know that nothing is too hard for God.

    Love you
    Uncle Joe

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