It’s that time again…Five Minute Friday. Did you hear? Did you know? I started joining this fabulous group of writers for 5 minutes of uninhibited writing just last week. It was my kick-start to blogging for this fall. And here we are, it’s Friday again. I haven’t even given more than 10 seconds thought into what I’m going to write for the theme this week so this should be really fun. Unless it’s really lame. We shall see.
WIDE ~ that is the topic……here we go…….starting…………..NOW
This week I got to witness something that I have witnessed before: the width, the depth and the breadth of the Body of Christ rallying and covering a family in prayer at a critical time.
You see, my former pastor’s daughter Emma, is in ICU at Sick Kids hospital in Toronto. She was admitted last week with double pneumonia and within a couple of days the diagnosis turned to leukemia. She is only 15(barely). Actually, she will be 15 in October. I remember the day she was born. A sunny October day and our church once again had prayed that baby into thriving liveliness. Her mom; on bed rest for 6 months with a plancental abruption. The doctors said this baby would not make it but our church rallied and prayed. The width of those prayers went farther than my mind at the time could comprehend. And she was born, healthy and strong.
Today we rally again and the throngs of churches and people from one end of this land to the other. People from other nations. People from the south and the north, the east and the west. People who know them and people who don’t. We pray. We wake. At 3 a.m. . At 5 a.m. When God calls, we wake. We pray and we cover this girl with a mighty wind of God’s healing words.
How deep. How high and How WIDE is His love for us. Pray for Emma.
And update: May 20, 2013 Emma flew fully healed, into the arms of Jesus. See this post: http://prairiejuan.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/planting-flowers-and-the-rhythm-of-grief/