Thursday, July 12, 2007

Prayer Concerns

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God." -- Philippians 4:6

We are praying for Rachael's grandmother. This fine, straight-forward, God-fearing, hardworking, loving woman is battling recently found cancer in her colon. Surgery is imminent, and she is very weak at this point. We know that Christ is greater than cancer. We know that He is the Healer. We know that He can do all things. We know that He is our peace and tells us to "Fear not, for lo I am with you always." May we claim these promises and stand on them.

It was reported this week that cartoonist and writer, Doug Marlette, had died in a car crash. Marlette was certainly thought-provoking. His claim to fame was that both Hillary Clinton AND Jesse Helms hated him. That is pretty good for an editorial cartoonist I think. His daily funny strip, Kudzu, with the Rev. Will B. Dunn, was great too -- even if he poked fun (truth) that seemed to go a little too far sometimes. But one could tell that Marlette knew the faith. I cannot say and will not say if he believed it, but he did know it. He was also an acclaimed novelist, who was beginning to take off. A gifted artist, a North Carolinian, that will be missed. I pray for his wife and family.

There are many, many prayer needs in our lives and in our church. We rejoice that we have a great God Who is able to meet those needs. We are grateful today that He never fails, He never makes a mistake, and that He alone is sovereign Lord over all. To Him alone be the glory!


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