Monday, April 27, 2009

Not Me Monday Honorary Post....

Not Me Monday....is a therapy session started by MckMama. It's a great place to confess....I mean....to defend yourself....I mean to tell on yourself....oh you know what I mean....a place to explain what you would never in a million years do, or have done, or did!!! MckMama has been a little preoccupied lately with travleing (is it travelling or traveling?) to Boston to seek the best possible care for Stellan, so she has not posted a Not Me in a while; but in honor of MckMama and Stellan....here is what we did NOT do this weekend!

This week, we did NOT pray for Stellan....not even a little bit.....even when we traveled (is it travelled or traveled?) to another state to go camping!!! And we don't have the sign (which we hope will be added to Stellan's name gallery) to prove it!

On a more serious note, I am a firm believer that God brings good out of all circumstances and have many examples that I could share...but that is definitely worthy of another post. What I do believe is that through the problems with Stellan's heart and his illness, in utero and now out of utero, we have all been given the blessing and opportunity to pray for this baby and his family. I know MckMama and Prince Charming are advocates for the power of prayer, and I feel honored and priveleged to be praying for their baby. I also think it's a wonderful opportunity....teaching your children to pray for people that they don't know and will probably never meet, but still teaching them to pray and helping them realize that there are people literally EVERYWHERE who are facing some situation which needs specific prayers or praise. And it is something we can do and are instructed by God to do for others. The hard part is....sometimes God says "NO" and sometimes the healing, that we are praying for, results in the ultimate healing which is death....we celebrate in their eternal life, but it's hard for those who are left behind....grieving, longing, and aching for the one who is gone.

Passage James 5:14-16:
14Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for (A)the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, (B)anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
15and the (
C)prayer offered in faith will [a](D)restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will (E)raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

1 comment:

Alicia said...

Oh, that is wonderful, Lorie!!!!!!! Love it!! I know MckMama will be blessed!