Abandoned to God, His Warriors In Prayer
The helicopter strained at its leash eager for take off. But the
missionary lingered waiting for his heart to catch up with his steps
to board. Evacuation mandated, no time for long good-byes meant
tears mingled as he fled. Had he done any good, enough? What would
happen to the small village of believers?
Flash forward, same country, forty years later,
boarder’s open, and another missionary walks with the same
villagers. Knowing the previous story, she asked a young lady, “And
how long have you been a Christian?” The girl replied, “About ten
years. My mother prayed for me, as her mother prayed for her.” The
visitor smiled, If only the one who planted the seed could see this.
In spite of the former regime’s severe restrictions, the mother’s
trusted prevailing in prayer from the heart, and God heard.
And today, underneath this vibrating chaotic world
which continues to divide, segregate, and compartmentalize who we
are, what we should do and think, and where to live, are those
persistent Christian praying women—the earth’s stabilizers: mothers,
grandmothers, aunts who won’t allow their identify defined by any
others than the One Whom their heart belongs to: Jesus, Christ.
Languages, government, cultures, former beliefs merely separate us
physically, not spiritually.
If believing women from around the globe bottled their
tears: Any difference? And can a surgeon detect ones nationality
from the beating heart held in his or her hands? With Christ: “There
is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is
neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus”
(Galatians 3:26-28, NKJV).
God chose someone whom He could share His heart with: women.
Christian praying women: gentle, strong, unwavering in faith, fierce
for righteousness, quiet in spirit, yet will emotionally “Stand
firm,” (Exodus 14:13) in the face of adversity for her Lord, and
Women united in Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, from cities to
tribes, desire His unimaginable help in unbelievable conditions,
plugged into The power which never short circuits. They become like
fireflies above a darkened, twirling globe filled with mistrust,
wars, and heartache. At no time does their light of prayer diminish
even if the stars should fail. No diplomatic forces, or societies
inequities can deter them from living Colossians 3:2, “Continue
earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.”
Today, Praise God for the women who prayed in our life!