There are many special moments that have occurred in my life for which I am so grateful. Some of those include the opportunity to meet and have prayer with Governor Mike Huckabee; hearing President-elect Ronald Reagan speak; chatting briefly with quarterback Cam Newton, getting a picture and sharing a gospel tract with him; meeting Don Drysdale, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher from the 50’s and 60’s, in JFK Airport and engaging in a gospel conversation; being around such great servants of God as Dr. Bob Jones, Sr., pianist Rudy Atwood, Doc Hay, Rock Royer, Dr. J.B. Williams, and the list could on and on.
Tuesday evening was another very special moment. Joel, a church member, is in ICU due to complications from major surgery. Needing to provide a meal for his wife, Ethel, Denise and I and a dear friend, Dawn, went out to a local restaurant. Upon returning from supper, I parked the car to let Ethel depart to her car so she could go home to catch up on a few things. Before opening the door, she stopped and said, “Could I lead us in prayer?” We had already had several prayer gatherings during the day with the goal of encouraging Ethel and asking for God’s healing on her husband. But at that moment, it was the hurting, needy one who desired to “take us to the Throne of Grace.” What a moment it was as we bowed, and she poured out her heart to the Lord! As I sat there in the driver’s seat, I felt like taking off my shoes!! I was in the midst of three passionate, believing prayer warriors. These are ladies who know how the heart of God through prayer; who pray in genuine faith; who have seen our awesome God answer in big ways!! And, we were all there in my car in the presence of God the Father through the blood of Jesus Christ!!!! Aww, all those special moments mentioned in the first paragraph are good in their own right, but this was one very special moment!!
These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers (Acts 1:14).
And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying (Acts 12:12).