This Sunday has been a powerful one to say the least. We started the day off with church. That wonderful place where we can go and turn off the worries of the world. Our sermon today was from Luke. The pastor taught on Mary learning that she would give birth to the Messiah and while that was the most wonderful blessing it also required some heartaches as she also knew what her child would face in the future.
He spoke of what a heavy burden we would face everyday if we knew what the future held for our children, family, friends or ourselves. Our hearts would be in turmoil all the time, knowing there was little we could do to make a difference. It reminded me of an old song "One Day At A Time" and I believe the vocalist was Christy Lane. I started to reflect on how the Lord blessed us by only showing us one day at a time with the HOPE we will soon walk out of our valley.
After the benediction, our pastor spoke of those hurting so badly this year. Those without jobs, some who have lost their homes, those struggling everyday to just get up and muddle through the day. He said he felt led to have an prayer and anyone that would like to intercede in prayer for those that were hurting to please come kneel, stand or whatever was most comfortable and he would pray with us for our loved ones and friends!
Folks started exiting the pews and the altar was so full there may have been 10 people deep. Prayer is POWERFUL and what a wonderful way to end our service. If you every wonder if anyone is praying for you?, I can assure they are! I don't believe there was a dry eye in our church nor a heart that was not weeping for someone.
Are you down and in need of prayer? Do you believe God can change your circumstances and work a miracle in your life?