Sunday, April 24, 2011


We pray for blessings

We pray for peace

Comfort for family, protection while we sleep

We pray for healing, for prosperity

We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering

All the while, You hear each spoken need

Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops

What if Your healing comes through tears

What if a thousand sleepless nights 
Are what it takes to know You’re near

What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

This song is one of Melanie’s favorite. It makes me think of Good Friday and Easter all in one. Good Friday must have seemed horrible without knowing that 3 days later Christ would rise from the dead and there would be an Easter day. Christ being crucified was certainly not what the disciples were praying for but He does “love us way too much to give us lesser things”! Friday was “good” because Easter came. What’s hard is the in between days, the days between a good Friday and an Easter day…days that can be long and excruciating. Melanie has lived through many “Good Friday” days with Witt but in God’s infinite grace there has always been a glorious “Easter day’!!! We have prayed for healing, for His mighty hand to ease our suffering and we have always without fail received blessings…blessings through raindrops, healing through tears, unending mercies in disguise. Because of “Good Fridays” I can proclaim blessed “Easters”! Today I am praying for those who are right now living out a “Friday” that in no way seems good and for those who are in the in between days waiting on “Easter”. What I do know is that Easter does come because Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!!!



Gayle said...

Yeah! Witt's first trip to Colorado. Thank you Father for answering our prayers so sweetly.
And to think it's April, yet it looks like "Christmas" in the mountains with all that snow!
Happy Easter!
We love you all and look forward to seeing you in Amarillo on Wednesday.

annalee said...

AMEN! i love this song too and what powerful reminder the words are. love the beautiful pictures of the joyful trip!!!