When One Part Suffers…

As part of our “Launch” this summer the participants of Youthmark Mission Ventures were invited to participate in an initiative game I created years ago called, “One Body Experience.”  In this activity the students are given handicaps (according to their strengths; in other words, we took away their strength) and then told to complete a task as a large group.  The task for this summer was to make their lunch for the road.

At the conclusion of the activity we would read together, 1 Corinthians 12.  This chapter of Scripture is very powerful, very descriptive and cuts to the core of how the body of Christ should work together.  It is so fitting that the following chapter deals with LOVE!

This post is not about summer missions.  It is not about Youthmark training.

This post is about the body and how if one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it.

My friend Aaron Bauer’s mom, Jackie, is in need of a heart transplant.  She is from Bellingham and traveled over to Spokane for a consult.  She was admitted to the hospital as the specialist feared she would possible not even make the trip back.  She is scheduled for a difficult open-heart surgery on Thursday if she does not receive a new heart by then.  It is a difficult thing to pray, for a donor.  But if it is God’s will for the right donor (correct blood type, correct size, etc.) then may HE receive all the glory in the midst of a difficult circumstance.

One part of the body is suffering right now.  I pray that while we are weak, He will be strong.  That God would bless the surgeons in whatever the surgery is on Thursday.  That the Lord would comfort Aaron and his family and especially Paul (husband) and Jackie.

The family is looking for some short term housing options in Spokane as well, if you know of any, don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll get you in touch with Aaron.

If you’d like to pray more specifically for Jackie, click here.

Let’s be the body of Christ!

Grace,
Brian

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