Just as our family is grieving the pain, the paralysis, the suffering, the wounds and the scars of my sister, so Jesus grieves over us, and also over the paralysis of our backslidden country and the nations of the world – His world – His children – His family. He grieves over us as we grieve over Katy, only much, much more.
I remember reading in the book, The Awakening, by Friedrich Zuendel about a revival that occurred in the Black Forest region of Germany. A young woman in the community was possessed by the evil one. Her pastor and two faithful prayers stood back to back for her spiritual release. It was a long struggle that finally resulted in spiritual victory and total freedom for the girl through Jesus. This was amazing enough, but even more awesome was that all of the prayer released in the heavenlies on her behalf resulted in a real work of the Holy Spirit. God broke through in the lives of townspeople and parishoners who came under such deep conviction for their sin that the pastors and the prayers were kept busy day and night praying with people who wanted to get right with God. God used the protracted prayers for the girl to bring revival to that part of Germany.
The thought came to me that maybe God was longing to use what began as a call to prayer for the healing touch of a very sick sister, to extend to a unifying of our hearts in prayer not only my sister, but for all of our loved ones that don’t know Jesus and all of the sin-sick in our family, our nation, and in the world.
We need Jesus. Let me say it again. We need Jesus. We invite you to join us for 3 days of seeking Jesus together for God’s paralyzed and dying world. We are coming together for prayer and some form of fasting and self-denial are this next week, for three days, February 16-18.