Monday, March 26, 2012
On my Blogger side bar are some sites that mean a lot to me. Oh, there are others I visit, but these are ones where I have special connections. One in particular could use our prayers right now. She has placed her needs on her blog, eloquently, beseechingly, and with great love and loss. The graphic above came from one of her recent posts. Clicking on it will take you to that specific blog.
I remember standing with her at her brother's wedding, and she was at a loss as to how to introduce me. Yes, it's hard to explain that I am a member of her father's church, follow her blog faithfully, enjoy exchanging messages with her preacher husband, and my daughter is her mother's best friend. Yet, she and I are simply acquaintances -- how would such an introduction go? Social status has been impacted greatly by the internet, for I get the distinct pleasure of watching her children grow. And, when they come to visit her parents, I get to have the pleasure of their company.
"Darci's Random Thoughts and Happenings" have been filled with, as she says, "All of the silly, random, sad, and fun things that I think about and that happen."
What is happening now is sad. That sadness is encompassed by tremendous love from those who know her achievements as a daughter, a wife -- a pastor's wife at that!, a mother to four beautiful daughters and their teacher. Her hats are many and she wears them with grace and style. She has been a teacher to others just as she has been a blessing to those around her.
Right now, she stands in need of comfort and prayer. She is not alone -- most of us stand with needs -- but she is experiencing a loss not all of us do. Darci is sharing it with an eloquence of words that very few of us have, and we can pray that she will be comforted.
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:26-28 KJV)
She and her husband have been called to do God's purpose. Let us pray for that intercession of the Comforter who does know for what should be prayed. Let us truly be careful for nothing less than God's comfort for Darci and her family, that the peace of God shall keep them in love.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 KJV)