It came near the end of a long catch-up visit with a mostly homebound member of the congregation I serve. We were talking about praying for people when there’s nothing else we can do. And she was sharing the many people on her prayer list right now. She also shared her delight that another member of our congregation is now, after a year’s battle, cancer free. She prayed for him every day, she said. And the day she got the news of the positive results of his treatment she said “The Lord and I had a party that day. I was so happy.”
A party with the Lord? Yes, please.