Thursday, August 27, 2009
Well, it's Thoughtful Thursday. I am so sorry I didn't make it back in time to finish the post from yesterday. Maybe I wasn't suppose to finish it. Today I just wanted to share something that is on my mind. I heard it yesterday coming home from work.
I was listening to K-Love (www.klove.com) and they had the missions organization on there from Rivers of The World (http://www.row.org/) . I believe it is the director or the president of the organization that makes the little blips that you hear on the radio. It's one of those things when you listen to it, they just make you stop and think. Well, this was one of those that made me think and think again and again.
Ben Mathis is the gentleman that always talks. He has one of those voices that just really catches your attention. Anyway, I know this is not word for word, but he stated that he had received one of the most difficult phone calls that you can receive. A very close friends wife had just been diagnosed with terminal cancer and they were at the hospital. He told his friend.."I am on my way." This should be our response. We can just go and be. We don't have to say anything. Just be. Or, we can talk, we can cry, we can pray, we can laugh, we just need to be there with them. We often hear people say, "I can't do that", "I don't know what to say", "That is not my calling", "I'm uncomfortable in that kind of situation". None of these excuses are worthy of not responding. There are times where we are to be completely out of our comfort zone and do what the Lord has commanded us to do. We need to be active. We need to be sitting at the hospital while someone is in surgery, while someone is getting chemo or radiation, or with that friend at home. I often hear people say "I don't know what to say". We need to remember that sometimes we don't have to say anything. Absolutely NOTHING. For some of us that is very difficult. For some, the only thing we can do at times is sit and cry with them. That would be me. I cry at the drop of a hat. If I even think I saw a tear in your eye, my flood gates are wide open.
I was challenged yesterday. As I listened to his brief 30-60 second blip on the radio, I realized that I need to be more active. I get the e-mails, I get the phone calls and often, I don't "do". I was so convicted. I can do what He has asked of me. I am His and in order to show His Son to the world, it's time for me to be more like Him.
I hope that this is something for you to ponder today. If you have something that you need prayer for, leave it in the comment section. It will be covered in prayer!!!!!!! Have a wonderful day!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing Thoughtful Thursday with me.
Laboring with You,
Doula Mama Pam
"As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you." 1 Samuel 12:23