My Granny is such a beautiful example of a child of God committing herself to the Lord. She has recently been diagnosed with cancer. In the next week or so, she and Granddaddy are preparing to go to Houston to see the specialists at M.D. Anderson. Though many of us who love her are taking it quite hard, expressing our grief in tears, in frustration with her doctors and in disappointment that we didn’t do anything about it sooner, Granny is her ever optimistic and faithful self.
If ever a saint did trust in the perfect timing of our sovereign God, Granny does. She is determined to share the hope of Christ with as many members of the hospital staff as possible. She wonders, with the faith of Mordecai, whether she has not been brought here “for such a time as this” and lives in expectation, that God will move in the hearts of the people she is to come in contact with and that they will be saved.
Her light will surely shine as the noonday.
As we pray for Granny Martha and Granddaddy George, whose heart is surely hurting beyond words, let’s also join in the prayer of my Granny the evangelist. Pray that she and Granddaddy would touch lives for eternity as they share Christ along this excruciatingly difficult road.
My prayer for the rest of us is that we would somehow find rest in the Lord and experience the peace that so evidently reigns in Granny’s heart through any and every storm.
Commit your way to the LORD,
Trust in Him, and He will do it.
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light
And your judgement as the noonday.
Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him.