Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Call for Prayer

Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

Not being on Facebook anymore, I find that my contact with lots of people is rather limited. (I have to acknowledge that I don't really miss Facebook, and I haven't until now, when I wish I could bring this to the attention of a thousand people!)

I do, however, have THIS blog! And for the twelve or so readers I may have, I'd like to request prayer today for my sweet friend Kathleen. I have a button on my blog for Cale's Recovery (or, now, I guess it's The Boy & Girl), but I want to draw specific attention today to these amazing friends of mine.

As little bit of a side note and personal experience: about six years ago, Brian was involved in an accident that blinded his right eye. Fortunately, the emergency surgeon was able to save the eye itself from having to be removed. When the accident happened, people all over the country were praying for Brian. Those prayers were definitely needed at that time, and I believe those prayers worked miracles in Brian's eye and life. Now, since he still has his original eye, we cling to the hope that he will someday be completely restored. However, as life has continued and the world has kept spinning, new tragedies have occurred and new prayer requests have been brought up. It's easy to forget about people who still need prayer, and I know that the number of people still praying for Brian are much fewer. I do not say that with any trace of bitterness, because I know that's life. I do.

But it's different with Kathleen and Cale. Their lives still need tremendous prayer.

Today, without complaint or self-pity, Kathleen shared openly about the struggles that she's encountered over the past few days. This girl is a constant fountain of joy and encouragement, and it's not fake - it's Christ shining through her. But life with a husband recovering from traumatic brain injury is a trial. It's not a trial that goes away and then comes back after a few weeks. It's not something that she can forget about while they relax at home. Kathleen has remained more than faithful to the Lord and to Cale throughout this journey. Let's, PLEASE, be faithful to pray for them. For her.

I know there were thousands of people lifting Cale and Kathleen up. I know life has a way of making us forget about these things over time. But please, please pray for them today. Please write them on your calendar. When you are struggling with the common issues of life, issues with kids and spouses and family, please remember that there is a 24-year-old girl who is needing tremendous encouragement and blessing from the Lord. Not many of us will be called to walk where she is walking. When someone weaker would have turned her back on this path, Kathleen has embraced it.

Please, let's embrace her. Let's lift her and Caleb before the Lord today.

Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2



  1. THANK you, Sky. It means a lot to me. You are a good friend. :)

  2. I will pray. Thanks for the reminder. I can't imagine the journey they have been on!

  3. Just read this...you're amazing. Thank you friend. Love ya!