When my friends are hurt, I hurt.
Last week, one of my friends became very ill. I’ve watched my church family rally around her family, helping with the kids, taking meals…and I’ve been so thankful to be a part of a body of believers that cares for one another.
I’ve been fighting a head cold myself, so it wasn’t wise for me to head over to her house to offer any help. But I’m doing much better now so finally tonight I got to go for a short visit.
I didn’t do much. I delivered milk to her door and made a Wal-mart list of things they needed since I was on my way to the store. That was it.
But I got to hug my friend’s neck…and more importantly…I got to do what I’d been longing to do since I heard she’d become sick: I got to pray with her.
Prayer is so powerful. When I feel helpless to do something to “make everything better” when truly, there’s not much I can do to help her body heal…I am so thankful that I can fall to my knees, take my friend’s hands, and pray.
It was beautiful, and I’m not sure but that she may have felt just a little bit better when I left.
I know I sure did.
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