Today my thoughts and prayers are again with my little brother Rob. Last summer I told you about him having part of his leg amputated due to an infection and complications from diabetes. Now, the infection is back and he will probably have to have more of his leg taken. I know he is scared. I don’t blame him. It scares me too.
The last few days, I have been worried about him and unable to concentrate on much else. So to try and get my mind on other things, I planned on working in my garden today. Then I woke up to find snow on the ground. So much for playing in the dirt. Spring is over and it is time some more winter. To find some spring, I started planning for my gardens instead.
I first started pouring over gardening catalogs, marking all my favorites. Then I went to the garden center. I wondered around looking at all the flowers starting to poke through the dirt, the buds forming on the trees and the vegetables trying to fulfill their chore of feeding their caretakers. On my was home, I stopped and bought some potting soil. The smell of it in the back of my car was the scent of spring. I might leave it in there for awhile to enjoy some warm weather daydreaming.
My heart is still breaking for my little brother. To me, he will always be that little boy that is scared of monsters in his closet. We are both middle-aged and he towers over me, but he will always be my “little brother”, and at this point in our lives we just are scared of different monsters.
Today, say a prayer and thank God for your family. And for today, also please say a prayer for Rob.
So many times I come to you with worries, and I know you are there to listen. Today I am worried about Rob. Please wrap your loving arms around Rob, so that he finds peace in your presence. And in the days to come, please help him to find rest, comfort and peace.
And finally, please help him to know how many are praying for him and his recovery.
In your healing hands I lay this prayer.