Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Prayers for Glo

I recently became aware of a young mother named Glo who is about to pass away due to a debilitating lung disease. Her story will break your heart. I don't know her or her husband personally but we share many mutual friends. She has one young daughter and was 25 weeks pregnant with her second when she was diagnosed. (the 2nd child was delivered prematurely but appears to be doing well). She is too weak for a lung transplant and the family is saying their good-byes. Please lift up a prayer for them. If you wish to be blessed by their story you can find it HERE (email registration required).

Reading through some of the journal entries last night really hit close to home. It was a powerful reminder of some of the darkest nights we walked through and the reality that Kim's cancer is only in remission (not cured) and the need to walk in daily dependence with God.

While it is heart-breaking to witness a family going through something this horrible, it is also uplifting to see how their faith has risen above it all. A child of God may feel helpless, but never hopeless. And that hope is found in Philippians 1:21:
"For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
Like the apostle Paul we have hope because LIFE=CHRIST and DEATH=MORE OF CHRIST. It's the ultimate "win-win". For the believer, grief and mourning are perfectly normal and appropriate, but it is under-girded with a living hope that the one in whom we believed in our hearts, will now be seen with our eyes and nothing on earth can compare with that joyful moment which will last for an eternity.

In His Grace,
Peter & Kim

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