Saturday, January 29, 2011

Yoked in blessing and wanting

2 Corinthians 1 (The Message)

 6-7When we suffer for Jesus, it works out for your healing and salvation. If we are treated well, given a helping hand and encouraging word, that also works to your benefit, spurring you on, face forward, unflinching. Your hard times are also our hard times. When we see that you're just as willing to endure the hard times as to enjoy the good times, we know you're going to make it, no doubt about it.

This is a thank you. I have many people in my life who have wanted or currently want children, and for various reasons, each unique to the individual, have found themselves left wanting, with prayers seemingly unanswered. Some have made their peace, but are still scarred. For others the wound is ever-present and bleeding.

Thank you for sharing in the joy of my child, despite your hurt or pain. Know that although I can never know that hurt or pain, I am "suffering" with you through our tie in Christ. I petition God on your behalf for healing and peace in your lives. I pray for hope and miracles too. I will not take my blessing for cup runneth over!

I thank God that we all are His children and can receive blessing in His child. Also that we are yoked together in this life and that He can use us, each with our own unique blessings and sufferings, to help others.

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