Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Time For...

In the past, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've requested prayer for healing for some people I know, who truly need it.  I thank each of you who have prayed for them.  May God bless you.

Of course, I appreciate prayer for healing for myself, but continued prayer for my friend C would be gratefully received.  Thank you.

Rather than pray for healing for my friend V, I think it might be better to pray for her and her family.  Again, I thank you for praying.

A while back, I had asked for prayer for V, and for her daughter, K. 

Unfortunately, V got some bad news, recently.  In hospital, she was told that she only had a few weeks left to live. 

That same day, shortly after finding out that her life would be ending soon, she was told that her daughter K, died.  I'm sure you can imagine that this wasn't easy for my friend V and the rest of her family, to hear and accept. 

Monday of last week, just before my body began to once again leak fluid and blood, I visited V in the hospital.  Some of her family was there, with her.

By the time I went to visit her again, she had been moved from the hospital into hospice.

Last Friday, I went to visit V at her new location.  Her room at hospice was far nicer than I could have imagined. 

And, they provide for all her needs.  Not just for physical care, but also for little things, like items or foods she may be desiring.  There is even Tim Horton's coffee and goodies available for patients and their visitors.

We had a nice visit.  I especially enjoyed the time we chatted, in between visits from two (2) of her daughters. 

It gave us time to not just talk with superficial discussion.  We talked about God.  About Jesus.  And, about how V is handling this situation.

I must say that I am rather surprised that I have not seen V shed even one tear.  It seems she has accepted the limited amount of time she has left here on earth.

For this I'm truly thankful.  After all, no one escapes death.  No one.

God told us there is a time for everything.  Even death. 

He told us in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."

We all have only limited time here on earth.  It may seem like life is long, but compared to eternity, it's not.

My prayer for you, is that you will be saved.  Saved from an eternity in Hell.

The only way to escape going there, is to trust in Jesus, and in Him, alone.  He is the way, the truth and the life.  No man comes to the Father, except by Him.

Until next time...

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