Tuesday, March 20th. Matthew 28:20b

Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church.  Today’s devotion is by Carl White. Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages just click here.

 

“And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20b 

 

After his resurrection, Jesus called the eleven and gave them the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations and reassured them with these last words of the Gospel of Matthew.

 

“Mr. White, you have cancer.”  The day we heard those words a whirlwind of activities began.  How are we going to get through all this? It didn’t take long before we got the answer.  The many prayers, gentle words of comfort, encouragement and hope were such a blessing and played a vital role in helping us cope with everything we were faced with on the road to healing.     

 

From the time our journey with cancer began we were surrounded with so many people who were there to help.  Before the surgery, a group of adults and teenagers in our church family encircled us and we were lifted up in prayer.  A good friend helped us on the path toward treatment.  The surgeon we chose turned out to be a fellow believer and Gods presence certainly guided her hands.  There were so many caring nurses and staff. 

 

One ICU nurse stands out in our minds.  After the third surgery, knowing how our

family was struggling with what to expect, she called on her drive home to tell us that everything was okay. 

 

Caring friends were a wonderful source of support, providing nourishment, shoulders to cry on, and a comfortable bed when needed.  The support we received from the pastors was invaluable in keeping the focus on healing.  The loving care and support we received from our children was such a blessing.  Friends and family from near and far prayed for us.

 

The examples above are just a sample of the way the presence of Jesus was shown to us as promised in the last verse of the Gospel of Matthew.

 

Let us pray:  Dear Lord, help us to show in our actions toward others in need that indeed your presence is always there to guide and comfort us.  Amen.

 

2 Responses to “Tuesday, March 20th. Matthew 28:20b”

  1. Kathy Says:

    Thank you so much, Carl, for your beautiful, inspiring, and reassuring message.

    • Manatur Says:

      Ha! Yeah, I had to make rolls, too, because I acalltuy only own 3 loaf pans and this recipe makes 6. So now when I make it I halve the recipe. Thank you oodles for featuring me Jacqueline! <3Cindy @

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