Sunday, October 4, 2015
of deadly perils and filling the void
Sometimes life gets really tough, and you feel like you're swimming in circles.
No matter which way you turn, the the endless sea of pain and suffering stretches before you.
And you feel very alone.
Then your friends appear out of nowhere (and everywhere)
filling the void with their love and prayers,
offering to swim beside you until the crisis has passed—
That's some kind of miracle.
"We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many."
II Corinthians 1:8-11