November 22, 2007

How long?

At Sunday’s Stoning the Prophets we played U2’s “40”, after hearing Habbakuk read aloud.
I was struck by the ending of the live version from “Under a Blood Red Sky”, where one by one the musicians stop playing/singing and leave, and we are left with the audience crying, “How long?” acapella.
It was a good metaphor for how i wanted to be for some lovely friends who are going through a rugged time. A seriously unwell parent, combined with major house renovations that were not going according to plan (understatement), as well as all the usual stuff of working busy jobs, and looking after their children, and everything else that is part of life. So i emailed to assure them i was singing along with them and others who love them. Asking God, “How long?”, in a suggesting “that is enough now”, sort of way.
And now i am asking you to sing with me.
Because they have now had a child in hospital for 3 days, following a close encounter with a cricket bat. And frankly, i think that’s enough.
Please pray for peace, hope and strength for this family.
Pray for continued good humour.
Pray for complete healing for J
Pray for love and fun between the boys
Pray for M and her medical staff
Pray for a continued keeping heads above water
Pray for light at the end of the tunnel
and for rest.
How long?

Posted by Lynne Taylor at 10:12 AM | Comments (2)

will pray for your friends and could I ask for prayers for the family of Emma and the searchers. A friend and I are praying at Brooklands lagoon tomorrow morning – I can’t imagine how long it must seem waiting for news you don’t want.
Ta Jo

Posted by: jo wall at November 24, 2007 9:12 pm

Hi Lynne/Steve,
I came across your blog today and appreciated your writing. My wife and I have been serving in a church community for 22 years (Philadelphia, USA) and are going to Auckland to interview for a teaching position. Are there any churches you can recommend near Waitkere? Meredith

Posted by: Meredith Wheeler at November 25, 2007 1:54 pm
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