Day 83: Update on Day 80

I thought you might like an update on my friend who lost her twin boys on New Year’s Day. All news I know is from other friends who are posting and from the Go Fund Me page, but from what I’ve read, she was released from the hospital this week and is working to manage her physical pain. Her husband came off the ventilator today and was even chewing on ice. She said she almost turned the wing of the hospital into a worship service!

Keep your prayers coming on behalf of these dear people. They have a long road of pain to recover from, not to mention their grief. But their faith in God is strong and will carry them through this valley of the shadow of death.

What I also find remarkable is that the church has set up meal deliveries for this woman and her father, who is in town taking care of her, and the meal sign up was filled immediately. Lots of people have stepped up to help out. I’ll try to get in on meals in the next round.

In the meantime, don’t wait for tragedy to strike to help someone out. Look around to see the many needs. We tend to doubt what people are doing with our donations when they ask for a handout. We’ve been taken advantage of many times, so we justify not helping others because we’ve been burned. Listen to your heart. If you get a little tug on your heart, then give what you feel you need to do. What that person does is between them and God. You may have been burned, but you may have just helped someone at their lowest point. You may never know, but you’ll have been true to your heart.

DAY 83 HOMEWORK: Keep my friends in your thoughts and prayers. And when you find the chance to help another human being, build community, and give what you feel you need to do. You may not feel that tug every time, but when you do feel it, act on it with abandon.

 

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