I don’t know what you face in the coming year, or where this little note finds you right now as the clock ticks on, and 2013 marches in. As I write, people I love dearly are sitting in hospitals, and hospice houses, and homes with heartbreaking news.
Just now, my own father is in ICU with a heart problem, far away from home, and far away from me.
Will you pray for us? For our family? For Dad? (I asked Dad by text tonight if I could ask all of you to pray, and he responded that he “would be able to leap tall buildings with that prayer cover!”) I agree! You’re simply amazing!
And friend — no matter what trouble befalls us in the coming year, whatever thorny patch we find ourselves in, may our trademarked Christ-Joy be the stubborn bloom that persists despite the thorns.