Thursday, October 11, 2012
When There are No Words
I opened my gmail just now on my phone to find a message from my pastor to our particular faith community called Grace Church. It contained two prayer requests. Words such a "diagnosed, "worst," and "awful" pervaded the first one. "Hard-fought battle" and "resting in the arms of Jesus" phrases filled the 2nd one.
How does one pray for situations like this? Sometimes I'm at such a loss ... like this morning. And so I did the only thing I knew to do. I lifted the screen within inches of my lips and let the breath of my voice flow over that phone and into those incredible needs. "Jesus... Jesus... Jesus... Jesus..."
Indeed, it the most powerful word in the universe, and it is enough; for "there is salvation in no one else" (Acts 4:12).
Just an ordinary moment...