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Praying for Rachel

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It might not be serious but anytime one of our loved ones is ill we naturally are concerned.  And of course when it is one of our grandchildren we wish we could rush to her side to give her our love. Turns out Rachel – she’s younger in this photo – is in hospital and so because we cannot be by her side we reach out in prayer.

That’s the wonderful nature of prayer – it reaches beyond geography.  It reaches beyond time too. The invitation from Scripture is to cast all our cares on Jesus. This isn’t a magic wand kind of action, but that God who is the author of life can bring healing and life to any situation.

So we pray for little Rachel that she will be held in the arms of God tonight and healing will come through modern medicine and the hand of God.

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It’s October 20

Fifteen years ago around 6 am our Dad went to be with Jesus. It was a quiet moment, some tears but really a great deal of thankfulness. Thankfulness for a peaceful passing, for sparing him pain, for releasing him into Jesus’20170527_173955 arms, for a life well lived, for our having a great Dad who loved us all.

I never get to this date without thinking about that day and the joy I have within my heart when I think about who my Dad was. I was a blessed kid – a blessed adult to have had such a wonderful godly gentleman for my Dad.

It is good to reflect upon all that and listen – if you will to this…