Thursday, April 27, 2017
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
My friends, I'm not sure when I will share a new post here at Meditations of My Heart after this one. The day this is published is the day my husband, Danny, undergoes surgery to remove his pacemaker because of infection. The doctors will have to give him an external device until he is completely healed, and they can then give him a permanent pacemaker, so he will likely be in the hospital most of this coming week.
What we need at this time is prayer. Lots of it! Prayers have already been pouring in, and both Danny and I have felt the comfort and peace of God through the intercession of others on our behalf.
But we know we need continued prayers to see us through the coming week and you, my dear friends, are exactly the right ones to do this! Oh, and please feel free to share our needs on your church prayer chain or Bible study group, and share my blog to your Facebook feed. Any word, breathed in prayer, is a blessing to those being prayed for.
We don't understand all that is happening and cannot fathom the "why" of it all. It isn't a circumstance that immediately elicits a urge to be thankful, yet we are called to be thankful in all things. To rejoice always. To pray without ceasing.
Because Christ Jesus is our Savior, the One who laid down His life for our transgressions, and was raised to life that we might live eternally, and forgiven, with Him; that is reason enough for us to be glad and grateful to God no matter where we find ourselves. It is why we have hope even on the bleakest of days and under the most crushing of circumstances.
Know that Danny and I thank each and every one of you for your love and your prayers. If you leave a comment below, it might take a day or two for me to respond, but rest assured, I will get to all of them.
May God's peace reign in your hearts, and may His blessings continue to flow in your lives, dear ones! You are all precious children of God!
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