Today is the Day

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Today is the day.

Today is the day we join together in lifting up the Schuhmacher family in prayer.

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Today I heard a song on the radio that I felt was perfect.

It was "Today is the Day".  It's playing right now on the playlist.

Listen to the words...

Today is the day you have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
Today is the day you have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it

I putting my fears aside
I'm leaving my doubts behind
I'm giving my hopes and dreams to you
Jesus

I'm reaching my hands to yours
Believing there's so much more
Knowing that all you have in store for me is good
Is good

Today is the day you have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
Today is the day you have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
  
And i won't worry about tomorrow
I'm giving you my fears and sorrows
Where you lead me I will follow
I'm trusting in what you say
Today is the day
This has been an emotional week.  I don't know about you, but I'm a worrier.  I worry a lot. 

This week I've been worried about Meri, Ryan and the boys.  I can't stop thinking about them.  My heart hurts for what they are going through.

And I'll be honest.  In true worrier fashion, this news has made my worry explode.  I have been worried about not just them but myself and my family.  I'm embarrassed to admit this.  I feel guilty worrying about us.  It's just that I know how fragile life is...  and how it CAN happen to you... 

Something that I have really held to this week is the command God has given us to "fear not".  God tells us over and over again to not be afraid.  I have a feeling that there is a reason for this...  He knows that lots of us struggle with this. 

This is also something I've prayed about for Meri and Ryan...  I have prayed not only for a miracle and for healing... but also for peace.

Hearing the words of that song...

"I won't worry about tomorrow.  I'm giving up my fears.... I'm trusting in what You say...."

This has helped to calm my anxious heart. 

But not just these words...  Something else has really worked on my heart as well.

As I posted a few days ago, we (some amazing D Mamas) have created a Facebook for people to post well wishes and prayers to Ryan and Meri.  And the love started rolling in....  Prayers from all over the world!  Facebook became a sea of this photo...



It gave me chills.

But that's still not all...

We also have created a place where people can give financially to the Schuhmacher family.  Because we know that medical expenses can be overwhelming.  And for those of us living far away....  We can't take over dinner.  We can't help watch the boys.  We can't be there physically....  but we can send prayers and we can send money. 

And then the financial support started rolling in...  And it's not about how much people give.  It's that people care enough to send something.  No amount is too small.  People are seeing a need and meeting it in any way that they can.

It's simply amazing.

Through the love of others I have seen my worries begin to subside.  The love of others has truly strengthened my faith. 

I have gone from being very, very worried for my friend to being so full of love and wonder that fear has no place.  I have gone from being anxious to being ready to see them receive their miracle. 

You know, I didn't grow up learning a lot about God.  We went to church - but I never learned anything is Sunday school.  And then when I was a teen I just detested the hypocrisy that I saw in organized religion.  It wasn't until I was in my 20's that I found a church home and really started learning about God.  It wasn't until then I really had any kind of relationship with God.

So praying was something that was super uncomfortable for me. But thanks to some wonderful ladies in a prayer group, I learned to pray.  I learned that I didn't have to be formal.  I didn't have to follow a script.  There wasn't some kind of secret language to make it work.  I learned that all I really had to do was talk to God like I would a close friend.  All I had to do was express myself with a humble, open heart. 

So maybe you don't feel like you know how to pray.  Maybe you don't know what to say.  Maybe you aren't even sure about God.  That's ok. 

Today, I don't think it matters what religion you are.  I don't think it matters if you don't really have a religion.  I don't think that how you worship is what is most important. 

I think what is most important is that you just do whatever you feel in heart.  Just take a look at the Facebook page.  Take a look at the giving site.  And then join with us in praying for a miracle. 

Today is the day.

Today is the day we join together in lifting up the Schuhmacher family in prayer.

Today is the day we bombard the gates of Heaven asking for a miracle.

Today is the day.

And tomorrow, and the next and the next and the next... 

We know that Meri and Ryan won't stop fighting. 

The least we can do is continue lifting them up and wrapping them in love and prayer.

Won't you please join me?

For more information and to keep up to date with Ryan's progress, like The Schuhmacher Family's Miracle page on Facebook. 

To donate, click HERE to be taken to the giving site.

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2 comments:

  1. Fear not--that's something I really need to work on. I'm a worrier, too. But Meri's hope is catchy! And seeing the outpouring of love and support this past week has been amazing!

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  2. Beautiful song! Beautiful words! I have also been inspired by the outpouring of love...may it continue and see them through this journey.

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