Undivided Heart – Psalm 86:11

11 Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name.

Daily Reflection

Any scripture that refers to “the heart” speaks very loud to me right now after almost losing my son to an aortic dissection. On January 6, when our nation’s capital was in chaos, Rob was fighting for his life. The surgeon let him Face Time his wife, Nicole, and kids, before going into surgery, thinking it would be the last time he would see his family. Nicole, a woman of deep faith, immediately sent out a plea to family and friends to pray fervently for God’s miraculous healing. God heard those prayers and set in motion, his miracle, through an outstanding hospital, a skilled surgeon and medical staff. Several days later, Rob learned that the doctors had given him only a 15% chance of surviving. One nurse came into his room and said, “Do you know how lucky you are?” Rob said, “I am beginning to, because when I ask how long it will take me to recover, no one can tell me. I am beginning to think it is because not many people survive this kind of surgery.” The nurse squeezed his hand and said, “That’s right, you are a Miracle Boy”!

We continue to praise God for his miracle of healing. He has given Rob new life and a chance to share his survival and faith journey with others.

The outpouring of love from family and friends was understandable, but the community’s response was amazing. People they did not know came to their door with gifts of food and money. The community came together and responded to a family in need, a true example of loving your neighbor.  Mark 12:31 “…Love your neighbor as yourself…”

Daily Prayer

Heavenly Father, help us to learn your ways. May we rely on you ALL the time, and not just in the times of crisis. Open our hearts and eyes to see the needs of those around us. We praise your name and give you thanks for your love, mercy, and healing power.  Amen

~Linda Blank