The purpose of Monday Manna to get together and get to know Christ more through His Word. Each Thursday, a Bible verse to ponder will be posted, either here or at my dear friend Vonnie's blog, My Back Door. The following Monday, those participating will post their thoughts on the verse at their own blogs and link up at the bottom of the post in the Mr. Linky gadget. The main purpose is to chew on the same Scripture and learn from one another.
I'm hosting this week.
This verse jumped out at me as I was reading last week.
"After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly." Acts 4:31Looking forward to your thoughts. Mine are below.
It's frustrating to be far away from a friend or family member in trouble. There's so much you wish you could do to help, but you can't. You can't bring a meal, watch the kids, drive to a doctor's appointment, or help look for what (or who) is missing. All you can really do is pray - and perhaps spread the word to those who CAN do more.
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I have a dear online friend who is in the midst of a crisis. Her beautiful 21-year-old daughter is missing, and has been since May 9. I want to search for her - to join Lisa and her family, friends, and community in canvassing the neighborhood looking for Katalina. I want to stop by her house and clean the bathrooms, or wash the sheets and towels. I want to bring her and her family a meal, or fill her car with gas. But I can't. You see, there's 700+ miles between my house and Charlottesville, Virginia, where Katalina is suspected to be.
So, I pray - and spread the word. And I trust God to use my prayer to shake some rooms--and perhaps memories--and take care of every need Katalina and her dear family have.
Because that's what God does.
UPDATE - She's been found!! Praise God! More details at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Finding-Katalina/201072876596472
Thanks for reading. Be sure to link up with your own thoughts, and read the other contributors here. I'm sure you'll be blessed!
Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence