Wednesday, October 26, 2005
I have a dear friend who I have prayed with every week for years. It began when our kids were in Christian school. We would meet every Friday and pray for the kids in the class and our own children and families. We prayed all the way through high school graduation. In fact, the day of graduation we sat in each chair on the stage and prayed for each graduate and their future. Talk about tears!!!
But, then we decided to keep praying because now our graduates were heading off to college and the decisions they would be making would be major decisions that would have life long consequences. So we continued praying until she and her family moved back to PA. She and her husband sold their home here in SLC and bought a condo because he still came back to UT for business. N would come back a few times each year and we faithfully get to together for our prayer time. In the meantime we manage with email and phone calls.
Today was our day to go before His holy throne together! What a blessed time it was. So much praising and rejoicing as we have lifted our three children up before the Lord! Her oldest daughter just passed her bar and is a lawyer here in town. Her second daughter is James' best friend since 8th grade. He will be spending Thanksgiving with their family as they converge on family in Houston.
Friendships that are based on the Lord are truly rich indeed. For two sisters in the Lord to come before our holy and mighty God, laying out our praises and our prayers solidifies us in an indescribable way. We are indeed blessed that the Lord blesses His children with close friends. It is a shadow of what our fellowship will be in heaven. Thankfully, He lets us have a small taste here on earth before He calls us home.