May 16, 2011

A Long Time 'Coming.

It made me sad today when I pulled up my blog.

There it sat. Untouched. Dusty. No action. No upkeep. For over two months.

Nada.

My history would tell you that if I don't post for a number of weeks then I will be reappearing with a baby in tow. Yeah, I've been known to do that. Disappear. Then re-appear with a baby. Its kinda weird, but I've done it twice and it seems to pay off.

Don't get your hopes up. No baby here.

Just life. The hard kind. The keep-you-up-at-night-kind. The kind that the woman with the issue of blood must have been having when it said...

“As Jesus was on His way, the crowds almost crushed Him. And there was a woman there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind Him and touched the edge of His cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. ‘Who touched Me?’ Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, ‘Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.’ But Jesus said, ‘Someone touched Me; I know that power has gone out from Me.’ The woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at His feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched Him and how she had been instantly healed. Then He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace’” (LUKE 8:43-47).

I find it interesting that nowhere does it say she walked steadily up behind Him, gently eased her way through the crowd and tapped Him on the shoulder.


Anybody can do that!

But she (much like myself) wormed her way through the crowd. Chances are she (like I feel I do on occasion) knelt down and crawled through the legs and the feet. Until she (like I am attempting) reached and grabbed hold of the edge of his clothing. And then refused to let Him go until He noticed her.

Here this, my lovelies, I'm not letting go. Not until He's done. I'll crawl on hot pavement, through legs and over limbs, I'll drive Him nuts and I'll beat down His door...but I won't leave Him alone until He has heard my plea and has answered it.

So when you all, my friends, leave me postings that say, "Where are you?" "We're worried..." "I'm praying for you..." to that I say:

Thank you. Its good to be missed. I won't stay gone that long again, okay friend? Because I've missed you, too. So let's crawl along this pavement together. Let's reach Him together, shall we? I'll pray for you. You pray for me. And I'll see you on the other side.

Love,
Melissa


14 comments:

neeki said...

I check every day to see if you're back. And now I'll be praying for you every time.

Katrina said...

You don't always have to crawl and battle it out on your own. Remember the guy whose friends loaded him up on a mat and took him to Jesus? You have people that will do that for you.

Heather D. said...

I've been checking for you constantly too. Prayers have been and will continue to be said. You are not alone!

Andrea said...

Glad you're back! Been missing your posts. And can relate to this one so much. You're not alone...

IRW Dana said...

You have been missed! I hear thru your post that you are going thru something only you and the Lord can get you thru. Please please know that you are cared for and many prayers are surrounding you.

Austin & Amanda Wallis said...

WElcome back, I've missed you. Will be praying for you!

Shae said...

I have really missed your witty blogs.
I sincerely hope that whatever is happening in your life right now smoothes over & that our righteous God brings you some peace.
You will be lifted up in prayers.

Theda said...

Have been praying for you and will continue. Keep us posted. It is worrisome when you drop off the radar. Know that we are all here for you and feel honored to pray for and with you. :o)

Andi said...

Keep reaching. Keep seeking. He is there, and he will heal whatever your situation is. Maybe not in the manner you want or expect, but it will be the best way. He is perfect and has a perfect plan for you. God bless!

Rachel said...

I have been checking for you and praying for you each day. It is nice to see you back! Peace to you nice lady!

Sissy said...

I've been having my own hard couple of weeks, too and life isn't that peachy right now. Hugs across cyberspace!

martha said...

Welcome back. Missed you. Hugs and prayers.

49andcounting said...

Just couldn't give up checking every once in awhile to see if you'd be back. My husband gave me a "hmmmpppffff???", when I shouted, "she's back, she's back!!" Miriam Webster may not have it, but the definition of "hmmmpppfff" is "yes, honey (you whacked out woman)".
I am so happy you're writing again. Know that you have many prayer warriors petitioning for you and yours.

Stretch Marks Creams said...

Haven't posted before, but been following you for a while. I'm really glad you're back.