Still Looking Forward

We stepped into the hospital room.  Friendship with him goes back decades.  We remember, but he seems to search for us through the pain and clouds.  Roland played a few songs on the guitar as our friend smiled but could not remember the words.

”Can we pray for you?”

”Yes, and I’ll pray for you,” he answered quickly.

Of course, we prayed 2 Timothy 1:7 and requested for him “power, love, and a sound mind.”

Then he began to pray for us.  His eyes closed as he entered and bowed himself before an unseen the presence of the One who sees and understands.  His words were strong and clear, the clouds had lifted, and the pain was temporarily forgotten as he made his request for our lives to be filled with fruitfulness.

While still in that holy place, he turned to us and said, “I’m looking to get older and healthier so we can do what God might tell us to do next to fulfill our purpose here.  So many need to know Him.”

He was still looking forward.


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  1. Beautiful….Roland who are you praying for if you don’t mind me asking? God Bless


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