Update Eighty-One

This is Christina’s Mom. As Christina declined in health, her spirit enlarged.  One afternoon I asked her if she wanted to pray together. She had me go first–I prayed. Then she began–I had my computer on my lap and began to type as she prayed. This was the final prayer she prayed that I could hear and understand (her voice got increasingly quiet as the days wore on).

On May 20, 2013–

Lord, we thank you for time together we didn’t expect. We are bombarded by your peace.  We are full of your joy and full of your delightful understanding and we pray for more of it everyday. We pray for your understanding and your excitement and your joy to continue to come flooding in.  We’re excited and thank you for your power and thank you for your wisdom and thank you for whatever you have in store for us.  And for all the stuff we don’t understand in this moment and will become important–we pray for your help.  And we pray for your heightened wisdom in how to handle those well, and protect each other well and honor each other well.

I pray for special respect of each other and of the Lord as we gain knowledge of what you are to us as we figure out our role in this great design of the human race and how we come to understand it better—this incredible design of the world.  You have broken it up into such a beautiful mystery.  Teach us Lord, how to fathom all that it means, all together, without becoming cynical and without arrogance and without believing we own the world, or understand it too completely.  I thank you that you give us grace to do what we have left to do.  I love you, Lord, and I don’t want a shortcut on life.  I want what will make us grow.  We do desire growth and we do desire the hard stuff because it’s what makes us grow.  We love you.  In Jesus Name.  Amen

4 thoughts on “Update Eighty-One

  1. Thank you Christina for your last prayer. I pray that your prayer will touch everyone that reads it, like it has me. Thank you for showing all of us how to trust in the Lord with all our hearts. Rest in peace dear lady, you have earned it!!!

  2. Love you Christina. Miss you. And can’t wait to see you again. In the meantime, your story will live on and continue to change lives. Thank you for your genuine faith.

  3. We don’t know each other, but through God’s wisdom I was directed to Christina’s Blog. God used it to speak to my heart perfectly today! I wanted to share so you would know God is using Christina beyond heaven to bless others. I was praying God would help me with an anxious heart, hurt feelings, and a few other unpleasant attitudes that seemed to plague me despite my prayers and Bible reading! Christina’s words hit my troubled heart just right to bring about the peace I needed! Thank you dear God for the testimony of this young woman I was not privileged to meet. Thank you God for your love that is soooo undeserving and incomprehensible. Praying for Christina’s loved ones who must miss her so. —A Gal in Union, WA who was so blessed and touched by the Light and Salt so seen and tasted reading Christina’s Blog. Only God can do such things!

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