Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The serious and the silly.....

The Serious......

First the serious. My younger sister has a lifelong friend, actually a boyfriend from many years ago who is, unless the Lord intervenes, dying. These specifics are not exact. He started with a lung disease and has been on the lung transplant list. He recently went to a major hospital in another city where he was told he also needed a heart transplant. Now he is so weak, he has been taken off the transplant list and is home, surrounded by his family and friends.

Please, prayer warriors, pray that if God be willing, He would have a miracle and get better, but if that is not God's will, then for comfort for all concerned. I also want to pray that God receive glory from this situation. There is a large group of friends who are with him often, some Christians, I'm not sure about all. So my prayer is that they will all be drawn to Jesus through this illness. What a joyous but serious thing to know that at anytime we could be in the presence of the Creator of the World, our Savior and Lord. So please join me in prayer for Mike, his family and his friends.

When Job had lost his property and his children, he rose and tore his robe and shaved his head in sorrow and I'm sure agony, but scripture tell us that he fell on the ground and worshiped! He said this.....Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord....Job 1:21

The week before my FIL died, he said that very thing to us....in his words, "it's true what the Bible says, you're naked when you're born and you take nothing with you when you die."


The Silly.....

The other day, on another blog, someone was talking about sayings.......I commented that one of the sayings in our family is Forevermore, pronounced Fa eva more (short a). Actually we say well, fa eva more.Today I remembered a plate I made some years ago with that very saying and knewthought you would all enjoy seeing my artistic side. Yes, folks this is my creative self. Sad, I know. But you get the saying point.

Today, Big brother, little sister and I were at mama's and I don't know what was the subject was, but my brother and I said "fa evermore" in unison. All I can say is great minds think alike. Using the word great loosely, very loosely!


Tonja said...

Will pray for your friends. So sad.

Love the plate! And the saying!

Dawn said...

So much sadness going on. But great things, too!

I love that you told me about fa eva more, and then it came up again so soon!

annie's eyes said...

Praying for your sister's friend and their family for God's Will, for peace and for healing, as only He can do. I also love your cute plate. Forever-more is a favorite here, too. Gotta love Southern speak! Love to you, Annette