It seems like since we first found out our Cora was sick, my eyes have been opened to so much hurt in the world. It overwhelms me. Sometimes I don’t even know what to pray. Even now, words escape me.
I first read about Kate on Angie’s blog. Kate has an aggressive, malignant brain tumor. I watched the video her parents made with tears streaming down my face. I felt like in a way they were telling parts of our story all over again. I could relate to their emotions in so many ways. My heart just ached for this dear family.
I have been praying and praying for little Kate and her family ever since. For some reason I can’t get her sweet face out of my mind. I thought about putting it on my blog right away, but I just didn’t know. I think it brought back too many emotions.
Then my friend Amanda reminded me of how you all prayed for Cora and continue to pray for our family. How strangers lifted up our sweet daughter in prayer day after day. How so many posted Cora’s story on their blog so that more people could pray for us. I am still humbled and amazed by this.
During those days in the hospital we were so tired and discouraged and the only glimmer of hope we had was to continue to cling to the Lord–to trust Him. It was amazing how He used, and continues to use, the body of Christ to uphold our family. Your cards and comments on our blog gave us hope that people were still praying. And so many keep praying for us even now, when we don’t feel like we have the strength to keep going. We need that so much.
I know God is using the body of Christ to uphold the McRae family in the same way. I was so encouraged to hear Kate’s parents giving glory to God even during this horrible time. They are finding their hope in the Lord. They know that God is using their Kate to be a light to the world. But it is still so hard.
Will you join me in praying for this family? Pray for Kate’s complete healing. Pray for strength for her family as they face each day. You can learn more about Kate and how to pray for her by going here.
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.