Angel Tree – 2018 – Chapter 02

Prelude

Yesterday, Friday, was a good day.  Experienced an unusual intimacy.

Intercessory Prayer

An answered call

A I reviewed our list of Angels, I came across a family with two boys.  I called their grandmother to crosscheck whether the gifts have in fact been delivered.

But, unfortunately she was not reachable.

I thus called the alternate phone we have for another family member; one of the grandmother’s daughters. She confirmed that she has not been able to reach the grandmother, but that she will let her know that we were trying to reach her.

Arranged Meeting

Upon getting home that evening, though late, I made the call and the daughter said her mother was with her and that I could bring the gifts to her place.

Made it over

Made it over with a guilt due to the lateness of the hour.  But, they welcomed me in to their home.

Emptying

The emptied themselves and spoke openly of generational roots :-

  1. Grandmother’s pain
    • Losing a daughter to violence
    • And, losing her son to the criminal justice system
    • Having to give her two grandchildren up because she lacked the strength to care for them
  2. Grandmother’s coping mechanism
    • With sorrow of bereavement and age how the tools to manage are been taxed

 

At a place

It is a place that I have been before.

God can only use someone who has had to empty himself.

Ambiguity of our compartmentalize lives sometimes absolves and withholds God.

Permission to Pray

I asked whether we can pray and they said a clear YES.

Made sure to get permission and focus on what we can pray on.

And, we went in and prayed for each other.

I asked whether they were open to praying in Spirits and they affirmed.

One of their children came into the middle of the circle.

 

Faithfulness of God

The faithfulness of God calls us to :-

  1. Keep a good account of our sins and confess them
    • Proverbs 18:21
      • Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
        ( Proverbs 18:21Link
    • Job 11
      • 13 If thou set thy heart aright,
        And stretch out thy hands toward him;
        14 If iniquity be in thy hand, put it far away,
        And let not unrighteousness dwell in thy tents.
      • 16 Thou shalt remember it as waters that are passed away,
        17 And thy life shall be clearer than the noonday;
        Though there be darkness, it shall be as the morning.
        18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope;
        Yea, thou shalt search about thee, and shalt take thy rest in safety.
        19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid;
        ( Job 11  [ Link ] )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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