I come to each and every one of you tonight...
With an urgent and most desperate need.
A story to help you understand...
Lets take my life back to a little girl..
Back then, His name was "Uncle Donnie"...
I believe he is around 6' 6"...
And to a tiny little kid... He was truly such a gentle giant man.
Although we are different colors.
In the eyes of a great Lord Jesus, we are exactly the same.
He always was so kind.. and we could always count
on crunchy peppermints from him after service.
Uncle Donnie has quite the testimony..
As a young man, sin had taken over his life..
But because of the Almighty,
He had an experience with a LIVING God
and became one of the most amazing Christians I had ever met.
He overcame drugs, worldliness and the devil lost a TREMENDOUS battle.
He has been a part of our family for many years..
He became the son my grandfather never had..
He held me as an infant..
And he holds our little Jonah.
I'm proud to call him my brother and my friend.
He met his wife Lestine.. and had two beautiful children..
Although different in height.. He and Lestine make an awesome couple.
Bro. Donnie, as I call him now, is what I would like to call a
complete "PRAYER WARRIOR".
His existance speaks for itself.
He has always set a testimony before my life.
I sing, at church, I'm sure quite a few of you aren't aware of that..
But, I still see him.. sitting at the end of the row as I'd pass by after each song..
Hand up.. and we'd hit hands..
Almost as to say,
I'll be honest, writing this... my face is streaming with tears..
not with fear and doubt..
But, with genuine faith for this dedicated soldier.
Six months ago..
He was diagnosed with colon cancer..
The doctors called it "aggressive"...
and gave him six months to live.
Today, I visited him in the hospital...
The doctors say the cancer has spread throughout his body and to his brain.
Although weak in body,
Victory is STILL in the camp.
Tonight, kneeling before the throne of a POWERFUL and ALMIGHTY God..
I know that our Lord has healing in His hands.
The doctors give no hope.
But, just as Daniel was thrown in a Lions den..
Just as Paul & Silas prayed and sang deep in a prison...
Just as Moses stood before an imparted sea..
Faith is BELIEVING.
Faith is angels holding hungry lions back..
Faith is breaking the bars of a desolate jail..
Faith is seeing the red sea parted...
...and LIVING to tell about it.
Although tonight the very thought of hope seems so incredibly dim...
I almost wanted to lift Bro. Donnie's arm,
..I KNOW my Redeemer still lives.
April 6th, 2010
at.. 12:00 PM
I ask you to hold him up in prayer
When prayer is all that's left...
I ask that you take a moment in your busy day..
to BELIEVE .
May you be.. so BLESSED.