Sunday, January 18, 2009

What is God doing?

Recently at our church, we were asked to testify as to what God is doing in our lives. I was too shy to go forward at the time. I made the excuse that many people would want to share. As it was, only one dear lady came forward. What she had to say was very touching. I’m really glad she spoke to us, but since then I have felt the Holy Spirit prodding me to share. So you blog readers get what I should have said in church.

As the mother of a child with a disability, I often am short of time, energy and motivation. This sometimes results in Brother Bear getting less attention than I would like. Papa Bear does his best to fill any empty spaces and most of the time we do fine. Once in a while there is a need that we can not fill. Some months ago Brother Bear expressed the desire to pray for his needs, private thoughts and frustrations with Goldilocks, with someone. Papa Bear & I said “Sure, we will listen”, but Brother Bear wanted someone other than family. Enter the men in our church. Every man on our church serving committee has been asked at least once to listen and pray with Brother Bear. Not one has ever said “No” or “I don’t have the time” . They all have served this young man by showing him Christ in a real and tangible way. These men show Brother Bear that he is valuable to God, that the issues of importance to him are important to God as well. So, What is God doing? He is raising up caring men, who show Christ’s love to a young boy who strives to be a Godly young man.

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Blogger At A Hen's Pace said...

Mama Bear, what a beautiful testimony. Brother Bear has a great heart and it's always a joy to pray with him!! (Speaking as a woman, of course, but I'm certain that the men feel the same.)

~Jeanne

February 3, 2009 at 12:05 AM  
Anonymous scott said...

Mama Bear, after telling the congregation about this post, all the kids went up front and NEARLY everyone else followed them. We laid hands on them and each child was individually and personally prayed over. A very touching moment and hopefully the beginning of some wonderful mentoring relationships. Thank you.

February 7, 2009 at 10:22 PM  

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