"...pray one for another, that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
I just got an email from our precious friend, sister, and fellow-blogger, Terri Presser.
You probably know her from her wonderful blog, Darling Downs Diaries.
She hosts a weekly link-up that many of us participate in and enjoy.
I noticed that her link-up was not live earlier today,
and it occurred to me that there may be something wrong.
I found out just now that, sure enough, there is something wrong,
and Terri needs our prayers, dear friends!
She suffered a fall on some steps Sunday morning and broke four bones in her leg.
She is going into surgery TODAY, (which is already Tuesday in Australia),
so if you could please keep Terri on your mind and in your prayers,
it would be most appreciated.
Terri has been a huge encouragement to me time after time...
not only through her own wonderful blog,
but also through the sweet encouragement she leaves in the comments section of Homespun Devotions and through our email communication.
She is a busy lady, with a family of her own,
yet, she consistently takes the time to show her love to many others,
Terri lives in Australia, so, chances are, our physical paths may never meet.
But, I feel like I have known her for years.
When one child of God comes into contact with another child of God,
there is an instant unity of souls.
There is an automatic recognition.
This kinship is brought about by the precious indwelling Holy Spirit that lives in each one of us.
"...the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."
"By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."
Anyone who knows Terri or has communicated with her or has read her blog
can firmly vouch for the loving fruit Terri bears in and through her faithful life.
Please take a moment, right now, if you will, and bow your head and lift Terri
to our Heavenly Father.
Pray for a successful operation.
Pray for relief from pain.
Pray for a quick, uncomplicated recovery.
And pray for peace and strength for Terri, her husband, and their family,
as they adjust to her healing process.
Wish she was close enough that I could take them a casserole and a cake.
Many miles separate us,
but, as my dear Mom used to often tell me,
"Cheryl, prayer is a long-range weapon.
It will reach as far as it needs to."
I will be praying for her.
I hope you will be, too.
God bless each one of you, dear friends!