Monday, October 22, 2007

words for a friend

When I stepped into the world of blogging, I had no idea what I would find. Honestly, I was just looking for a place to write and exchange ideas with other people who were looking for a place to write and exchange ideas.

And so I met Charity, and was immediately struck by the depth of her insight. I have been encouraged and challenged by her thoughts. I have grown to love her as a sister in Christ.

I wept as I read of her current struggle with cancer, surprised by the depth of my own emotion for this woman I have never met. After all, wasn’t I just saying that blogging cannot take the place of true community? And yet my first instinct had me checking mapquest to find out just how far away she actually lives. Maybe not too far to bring a casserole, which is what I tend to do when there are no words.

And then L.L. Barkat invited us to share our thoughts about Charity, and it got me thinking again about community. If there is a place for casseroles and hugs, is there not also a place for words?

Even when there are no words.

Friends – please pray for Charity.

4 comments:

L.L. Barkat said...

Thank you for this musing.

Yes, a place for words. I remember Isaiah 50:4 "The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word..."

Blessings.

Llama Momma said...

Thank you, LL.

Charity Singleton said...

Llama Momma - Oh, casseroles are good, but Proverbs says that a word fitly spoken is like apples of gold with leaves of silver. Your words have lifted me up today. Thanks so much.

Llama Momma said...

Charity -- I'm glad you found encouragement here. I'm praying for you!