Monday, June 7, 2010

Love Letters

I was reading in Luke 7 on Friday and a passage stuck with me that I want to share.
There was a Roman officer with a slave that was very sick and about to die. The Officer sent men to get Jesus to heal this slave. Then verses 6-10 say: So Jesus went with them. But just before they arrived at the house, the officer sent some friends to say, “Lord, don’t trouble yourself by coming to my home, for I am not worthy of such an honor. I am not even worthy to come and meet you. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed. I KNOW this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, ‘Go,’ and they go, or ‘Come,’ and they come. And if I say to my slaves, ‘Do this,’ they do it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel!” And when the officer’s friends returned to his house, they found the slave completely healed.

I've read this passage several times, but on Friday I started to think about verse 8 when the man says "I know this". He had no doubt. I'm challenging myself with being mindful of when I come before the Lord, I do it without second guessing or not fully believing that He is in control. I've heard lots of people say, and even for me, it's hard to know what to pray for with this situation. I know whatever we do ask, we need to ask with confidence that God knows exactly what's going on and He is in control!

Cale and I have been married 5 years and during our marriage we've both written a crazy amount of love letters to each other. He's been gone a lot so that's been our special thing. Even when he would come home we would still write them to each other. Today I wrote on a paper, showed Cale and wanted to see what he was going to do. He wrote back :) Here is our newest addition to our love letter collection.

I'm not sure what his says, and even though he doesn't know it's a love letter, I'm going to say it is :)

My meeting with the Case Manager is moved to Thursday, so we'll have to wait for any updates with that. Today was an okay day. I feel like Cale was in a weird mood but that might just be me :)

The infection he has, decided at some point to hang on for dear life. They switched the medicine today for 10 days so I'm praying it gets kicked out of him! These yellow gowns are dreadful...

5 comments:

  1. The Bensons6/7/10, 3:05 PM

    That is so awesome. I have every love letter that Charlie ever wrote to me. It gives me a smile when I am sick or down or just whenever. It is awesome that Cale is able to write you a " Love Letter " today. And a big thumbs up yesterday. Wow it is so encouraging to see. You are in our daily prayers my darling.
    Charlie and Jean

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  2. I can read it! It says I love yo. He is trying and his brain is trying! He is doing so much better. Thank you Jesus!
    Karen

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  3. Therefore humble yourselves...under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you. Casting the whole of your care- all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all- on Him; for he cares for you affectionately, and cares about you watchfully.
    1 Peter 5:7 AMP

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  4. Kathleen check out the book Secrets to powerful Prayer by Lynne Hammond and Patsy Cameneti its a great book.

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  5. I went back through and read some of your oder posts. My dear you are one amazing woman. The lve you have for Cale seems unstoppable. So many things are in the futurefor you two. He is recovering so well due to your love and support. I cried looking at the pictures of him kissing you andhugging you. Stacy (mike e's mom) had told me about them and she is right they are amazing!

    Casey (Mike e's aunt)

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