He Heard My Cry
Photo: Aundre Larrow
My sister and I are unusually close. She taught me that a deep, unselfish bond between sisters is not only possible, but one of the greatest blessings from God that I would ever experience. I know it's hard to believe, but we have never spoken a harsh word to each other in our whole lives. Some people find that hard to believe, but it’s true.
Sis always made me feel wanted; she even took me on a few of her dates. How many sisters do that? I never wondered if she really loved me, it was evident by her actions and words.
However, there was one thing that troubled me from the time I was 8 until the age of 30. I desperately longed to be able to discuss my faith with her. I wanted her to know the love of Jesus and the peace that could change her life forever.
So one night I cried out to God for my sister’s salvation, I couldn't bear the thought of her not being in heaven. He heard my cry and a week later she attended a Bible study with me. We knelt down on the floor and she fully surrendered her life to Christ. That was nearly 35 years ago. I can't put into words the joy I felt, knowing we'd be together even after this life. Our bound as sisters in Christ went beyond what we had known as siblings.
A few days ago she was rushed to the hospital with labored breathing, where they removed a liter of fluid from her lungs. After tests were made, we were told she had a large, cancerous tumor on her lung with no hope of treatment. I anointed her with oil and once again cried out to the Lord for my precious sister. The Lord in His mercy heard my cry!
Today, I just received news that the cells they found were the type that will respond quickly to a new type of chemo and they are sure it will shrink the tumor with little side effects. I'm so grateful to the Lord who gives us hope in the midst of hopeless situations. They cancelled hospice and will start treatment today.
If you wonder if God loves you, if He sees you, if He hears you, if He knows and cares about you.... The answer is yes! If you wonder if the bond of love rooted in Christ is strong enough to withstand the enemy’s attacks.... The answer is yes!
Psalm 130:1-2; 5
Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice. Let Your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. I wait for The Lord, my soul [my thoughts - my emotions - my will] waits, and in His Word I put my hope.
As I listen to the stories from the platform, I'm reminded once again of the 'Power of Sisterhood' and what can be accomplished through women who faithfully stand together in the bond of friendship, for the cause of Christ.
May you be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that you may have full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ.