A family in my church was hit with a 'ton of bricks' yesterday. The Dad went to the Dr. and found out he has cancer, and is scheduled for an MRI and bone scan. Then the doc will decide a plan of treatment. He is one of the 'back-bones' of the church. Teaches Sunday School for children, leads the singing when the choir director is away, helps with the electrical in the micraphones, lights, taping of sermons; is a part time driver of one of the vans picking up people, and also helps on Wednesday nights with Kids For Christ; takes care of the mowing, and cooking at the Men's Prayer Breakfast, etc. You can see why I say he is one of the 'back-bones". His wife is my Sunday School teacher, teaches on Wednesday nights too, cleans the church, plays the organ and piano when needed. They have 3 daughters, and two of them are extremely involved as well.
Our Pastor gave an illustration Sunday night......he said, take a piece of paper, draw a line down the middle. On one side put God and on the other, Me. Think of all the things in your life that only God can take care of and put under His name. Then think of the things in your life that you can do, and put under your name. Hmmm, God's side is much, much bigger than yours.
One of the gentleman's daughters asked him if he could handle any of the big things in life, and he said 'no....only God can take care of them She then said, 'that is the way we will handle the cancer - let God handle it and give us peace'. In other words, let go, and let God!
When you pray, would you add 'Jim B.s' name.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you,
ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.