"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Friday, May 21, 2010

Today is Rachel's Birthday

Today Rachel arrives. Beyond that, we don’t know what will happen nor how things will be. There is room for much trepidation. There is room for much fear.

But we go into today with the whole armor of God. Our struggle is not against flesh and flood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places, and today these have one objective; to rob us of our faith in our commander-in-chief so that we are overwhelmed with fear and despair. This is the battle, so we take up the whole armor of God so that we will be able to withstand on this day, and having done everything, to stand firm. We stand, therefore, having fastened the belt of truth around our waists, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and on our feet the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. We stand, with shield of faith and helmet of salvation and sword of the Spirit.

We go into today with the Body of Christ surrounding us and praying for us. We go into today with Jesus interceding for us at the right hand of the Father. We go into today with the Spirit interceding for us with groans that words cannot express. We go into today with the Maker of the Universe as our shepherd – Rachel’s, Kendra’s, David’s. Yea, though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we will fear no evil, for thou art with us; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort us.
David and Kendra and Rachel


Sharon said...

i am reading this in manitoba just an hour or so before your surgery to deliver this child & again you amaze me with your devotion. I feel you in my heart dear friend.

Lorissa said...

Beautiful words, Kendra. You, Dave, and Rachel are in my thoughts and prayers. May He be your strength, comfort, and shelter today...

Lynne said...

I am a stranger to you, but I am with you in spirit through this time in your life. Your strength is inspirational. Even when you talk of fear and running away, there is strength.

Your prayer reminds me greatly of St Patrick's Breastplate Prayer which gives me great strength in difficult times.

I do not wish you an easy road ahead - that seems superficial and dis-respectful, rather, I wish you enough and pray that what you need will be within reach.

Prayers and hope from Manitoba.

Ward said...

You were all prayed for today at our EMC office. May God carry you with his grace.