Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Vivid Reminder...

I am not one to follow the lives of movie stars much. I guess the fact that we know a number of "famous" people has taught me that we're all just the same. Thay may be why the story of Natasha Richardson has been one I cannot get off of my mind, though.

Natasha is an actress (unlike me) who is a 45yo (same as me) Mama (same as me), seemingly quite passionately in love with her husband (same as me), who was enjoying a day of skiing and is now on life support waiting for her family to muster the courage needed to unplug her! My heart was full of prayers for this family as I toiled about in my yard today.

James 4:14 (MsgB)
You don't know the first thing about tomorrow. You're nothing but a wisp of fog, catching a brief bit of sun before disappearing.

Stories like this only serve to punctuate the fact that life really can change in an instant! None of us is promised tomorrow so we better embrace the heck out of today!

Lord, I pray that You will minister to this family as only You can. I pray You will send people who know You intimately to come alongside this family and point them to the only Source of hope there is in times like this...Jesus Christ! May they sense the wooing of your Spirit as they wade through the abyss of grief!

ETA: She's gone now! :O( Praying even more fervently for her family!


  1. Wow, Barb. Bob and I have also been praying earnestly for Natasha and her family (we don't know her but have just been impressed by the Holy Spirit).

  2. Yes, Barb, I have been praying for them as well. May they come to know and embrace the comfort of Jehovah, the Almighty and the tender Father