today…I wondered if Ellie should do tap or ballet or gymnasics next fall
today…Ann looked at her daughter and prayed she wouldn’t have to grow up without a mom
today…I worked on planning details for our upcoming Easter services
today…Ann wondered if she’d get to experience one more Easter
today…I made plans for our summer family vacation
today…Ann held each of her family tight, never wanting to let go
Ann has already lived longer than the three month expectation her doctors gave her, due to terminal cancer. I’ve learned so much from Ann’s perspective & faith. I’ve learned that no matter how many days our life holds, our days are still numbered…our time is short.
In the Message Bible in 2 Thessalonians 1:11, Paul says “Because we know that this extraordinary day is just ahead, we pray for you all the time—pray that our God will make you fit for what he’s called you to be, pray that he’ll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with his own energy so that it all amounts to something.”
We can’t afford to do anything with out HIS energy…we’re on a frugal budget in the currency of time. That’s my prayer today…Lord, fit me & fill my good ideas & acts of faith with YOUR energy, so it amounts to something.
Please, also, say a prayer for Ann and her family.