Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Body of Christ

So as a form of another update, I just have to share with you about our particular "Body of Christ". I have to share about seeing them function in the way the Body is designed to function.

My Godly husband (the pastor) called for our people to come together Wednesday night to pray for our very sick teenager girl and her sweet family. He asked those of us who teach other classes to dismiss early and come. He asked those who can only make it for choir practice to please come early. He asked for the body to gather together and PRAY. To intercede for a member of our family who is sick. Very sick.

And what a blessing to come down from my class to see such a crowd. Young and old alike with one purpose. We were petitioning our heavenly Father to be Jehovah Rapha and heal our sister in Christ. To touch her body.

What a sweet, sweet spirit. What precious prayers were offered. What a sacrifice of praise. This is how the body is supposed to function. I was overflowing (literally- out the eyes) just to be a part and a witness. Sweet ministry.
And then for the update...

Today, the doctors changed the diagnosis. It is not Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) - as we were told on Tuesday. She does have Vasculitis - but not the serious kind. PRAISE YOU JESUS. I believe with all of my heart that our Heavenly Father reached down from heaven and touched her body. He so graciously has already begun the healing work in her.

James 5:15 says, "And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up."

Galatians 6:2, "Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."

Certainly, we ask that you keep praying for "K" and for her family and for her doctors. But we know who is the great Physician. We met with Him last night on her behalf. Praise You, Lord!


Jill said...

I have holy goosebumps!


Oh to be the BODY of Christ together!!!!!

Still joining you in prayer for K!

May the Great Physician receive all honor and glory that is due!

God bless you today!
Thank you for sharing this with me!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

I am so choked up right now. How precious in His sight that must've been. He delights in His glory and y'all were giving it to Him all over the place...

Sooooo happy for the better diagnosis.

Laurie Ann said...

Rejoicing with you at the body of Christ coming together and for God's mercy on this young woman. May she be totally healed soon.

Tricia said...

It was indeed a very special time of coming together... I was so encouraged and moved by the turnout and by the many heartfelt prayers lifted up to the throne of grace.

And look what our Lord has done in response to all those prayers!! I praise Him for the progress that has already been made and that which is going to be made!!


Just Me'n Mine said...

WOW! I didn't realize until the end of your post, that I was holding my breath, and then I was able to release a HUGE sigh of relief.

I knew that family of God was there for them, but it is amazing to actually be able to see it in that picture.

THAT is what it is ALL about!

ohhollyf said...

How sweet !

Tammy said...

Which just goes to prove God is STILL in the miracle business.

Praise His holy name!

Fran said...

"Thank you Jesus! Thank you."

Still praying for her, Dee Dee.

the voice of melody said...

Glory to God! There is nothing that He can't heal, nothing that is too hard for Him.

Thank you Lord!


Becoming Me said...

That is wonderful

Darlene said...

I have a surprise for you at my place. Stop by for a visit.

Krista said...

That was one of the most meaningful servies for me. I was greatly touched by the love of our church body for a family that we all love. Praise God for His provision!

Have a great day,

Darlene said...

I just came back to read what you posted. I know I am blonde all the time and have blonde moments sometimes. Anyhow...I missed this wonderful time together. I can tell by the picture and talk at church that is was awesome. I prayed from home with my mom. It was so good to see this family at church on Sunday with K...already home from the hospital. Such a blessing to be apart of this family and to see wittness this miracle! God is so awesome! Has Matt said "HE ROCKS"!

We missed you tonight!