Lindsey was released from his broken body on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
He is now completely healed and alive in a perfect new body. Thanks to all who prayed.
– March 31 2014
Update on Lindsey’s situation on Facebook here. He continues to decline and has no movement left in his body. Please keep praying.
– March 2014
She’s not crying as she tells me over the phone.
But I am.
I’m calling to see how she is. Her news is horrible. Her son’s doctor had that very day put out a death watch—four to six months. Her baby boy’s recent but aggressive ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) diagnosis may take him before his 22nd birthday this fall. [Update: ALS was later ruled out and the diagnosis eventually changed to Progressive Muscular Atrophy.]
We’ve all got to go of something. I know that. I’m even thankful for that, truthfully. Please don’t make me hang out here forever when the best lies ahead.
Jesus keep me near the cross
There a precious fountain
But still it hurts to hear about someone getting ready to go.
And I’m hearing a lot about it lately.
About people fighting death like it’s the devil himself.
Or about people initiating it likes it’s some kind of escape hatch.
But also about people accepting it.
Free to all a healing stream
Flows from Calvary’s mountain
I say to my friend, “How can I pray for you? What should I ask God for?”
Her answer catches me off guard, “That I’ll stay near the cross.”
I say I will, as soon as I stop crying, but why wait even then.
In the cross in the cross
Be my glory ever
I search “cross” in eSword and copy the list. I mark off 1 Corinthians 1:18 as I write it on a card and stamp it full of prayers and Spirit from my mailbox to hers, my heart to hers.
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river
Stay near the cross; stay near the power of God; stay near Jesus. Remember he stays near you. In you.
In life. And through death. And forever on the eternal side.
I pray it for my friend and her boy.
I pray it for me and mine.
And I pray it for you and yours.
Stay near the cross.
Near the cross I’ll watch and wait
Hoping, trusting ever
Till I reach the golden strand
Just beyond the river
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If you want to pray for healing, too—however the Lord wills to bring it—go to the cross and lift up Lindsey and his mom Linda. May God bless you also as you sit at his feet. Thank you.
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