Posted by Wendy Sullivan
I read the reflection for today after having a little cry because as I was trawling through my emails, (I had got rather behind having had all my visitors staying with me over the last week) trying to find the ones about Flow, I had come across multiple emails about sick people - Di Higham's passing, Duncan's step-dad's passing, Paula Spicer's condition after the radiotherapy, Tim (Teri's son in law) recovery from surgery to remove a brain tumour and remembering my uncle who is also sick with cancer, Jeremy's uncle who underwent surgery in hospital this week and his aunty who is recovering from a heart attack... I felt overwhelmed with sadness and when I read this many in one go, I don't even know how to pray or where to start. I tried to think about how Jesus must be feeling when his loved ones suffer and I confess that I find trying to pray for healing for people one of the hardest things. Do I really believe - and how is it possible to have faith for so many when we all have to die at some point anyway?
Then I finally found and read the Flow reflection for today about "guarding your heart" and realised that it is important to fellowship with hope and not with despair, with joy and not with sorrow and to remember that Jesus has prepared a place for us where there is no sorrow, no sickness, no sadness - so in my prayers for those who are suffering with sickness and grief today, I am asking that people may know that seed of hope that is found in Him who suffered for us all and is acquainted with our feeble bodies and who conquered death forever.
Love Sarah xxx