Monday, September 3, 2012

Only Through Prayer


My neck was getting scruffy.  I can’t believe I can say that!  Actually, my hair has been gradually, slowly, coming back in over the last few months.  Now, it’s not thick and curly, but rather wispy and “sort of” wavy.  I think it looked like a little gray haired man whose hair was getting a tad bit long over his ears!  So, I asked my sweet hairdresser, Teresa, if she would give me a trim.  “Sure, I’ll call you when I’m about through with my last customer.”  The phone rang, and off I went.  As I walked into the door, she was shaving Rick’s head.  Rick had just finished his first round of chemo, a treatment for a “cancer-like” disease.  Rick’s wife was there, IPhone in hand, taking pictures to send to his twins, off away at school. 

Telly Savalas
As Rick begins his journey, mine is winding down.  “How can anyone go through something like this without a strong faith in God?” He asked me.   I shook my head.  I couldn’t even fathom what it would be like.  It is amazing how this sisterhood/brotherhood gives support and strength to each other through the Holy Spirit.  Rick smiled as he got up to leave, standing straight and tall and sporting his new “Telly Savalas” bald head.  He laughed and said that his kids wouldn’t even know who Telly Savalas was!  As he left, I promised that I would pray for him, and he said the same.  We both know that it is only through prayer that we can be healed.  

They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.  Psalm 112:17