We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. (1 John 3:14)
Once again, the loving prayers of the people of Northlawn UM Church are overwhelming, in a positive way. Paula took me out for a ride after she returned from worship on Sunday. We returned home to discover prayer sticky notes covering our front door. Words fall short of my thankfulness for the congregations prayers. I experience God’s presence in and around me, bringing life! Not simply life defined by having a pulse, but joyful, abundant, free, and full life. During those moments that my energy is gone, I’m cannot sleep, or when I wonder if I am really getting better I simply remember that you are praying for me. I am able to experience life thru God’s presence again. Your prayers continually empower me to “pass from death to life”!
I continue to journey into abundant, healed, whole Life because of Paula’s never ceasing love. She fed me while I was in the hospital on my back for 24hrs, she has taken up all of the duties around the house as I am unable to do even the most basic chores(vacuuming, moping, picking stuff up off the floor, loading dishwasher, taking out the garbage/recycle containers, etc) due to my restricted movements while I heal. She takes me out for a ride in the car. She even purchased a three foot long shoe horn (image above) which allows me to put on my slip-on shoes; I cannot reach down to pull them on . Paula’s help through actions is an outpouring of her loving me from the depth of who she is, even when I’m cranky and demanding – Christ-like love. Paula’s unending love pulls me further and further into Life in Christ: free, whole, abundant, joyous.
Enjoy this song by the Greensky Hill Indian Mission United Methodist Church Women’s Drumming Group ( Bii Mahd zee ahn )