Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The power of prayer
The 2nd Sunday of December in 2006, Paulo and I went to 8:30 church service just like we always do. That morning, there was an infant dedication. The couple brought up their son for Pastor Jeramie to pray over, and for the congregation to meet. This boy's name was Thomas. There in the balcony, Paulo and I sat, overcome with tears and emotion. As my body was still healing from my second surgery for endometriosis, and our future family still very uncertain, I buried my head in Paulo's chest and sobbed in the pew. "When will it be our turn God? Will we ever hold a boy Thomas at the front of the church and dedicate him to You Lord? When will our arms be full and our hearts content?" If you don't believe in the power of prayer, just look at our boy. On Sunday August 24th, we had our Thomas dedicated at church.