The Rockets Red Glare

This one is for my "3rd sister" Amber.

In case you don't know this about me, I've been on a journey pressing in to understand what healing means for today. I read the Bible and hear what God does throughout the OT and NT in regards to miracles and I hear Jesus say "if you ask anything in my name it will be done" & "greater things than this shall you do in my name." I personally am unsatisfied with the level of "miraculous healing" in our time. Don't get me wrong, I see the hand of God move often and in situations but I never ever want to settle for second best. I want to see the dead raised, cancer healed & the lame walk ~ which brings me to my post today.

My "sister" Amber has had a hard year. Her 2 year old nephew died from complications to a disease he had. Her sister just miscarried at 15 weeks along. Throughout this year she has pressed on, fully giving God glory and trusting in His sovereignty. I admire her and all of her courage.

I am not an expert in the least but here are the thoughts that I am leaning on in this stage in my spiritual journey. We are in a battle and sometimes we lose. Unfortunately, the church seems to be losing more than winning and this losing truly effects the lives of real people in real ways. I thank the Lord that He is our Comforter and He will sustain us. To me, however, these are battles that we have lost but for those of us left fighting may these losses push us on to keep fighting and begin winning.

I was at a basketball game the other night and I was singing along with the "Star Spangled Banner" and was caught up in the words "and the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air gave proof to the night that our flag was still there." We sing this song all the time to remind us of the cost of our freedom. Real people died on that night, and in all the battles fought for our freedom. And now I am sitting comfortably with my two kids watching a basketball game without a care in the world. The cost of other people's lives and belief in the dream and fight purchased our freedom for us.

It is my sincere pray that the "ones we have lost" are not lost in vain rather that those of us left fighting will keep fighting for freedom. In addition I pray, that my children's generation will receive the benefits of us fighting for the reality of God's miraculous freedom in America. That they can know healing as commonplace instead of the "far between" that it is today.

So even in this battle may we remember: "As the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air gave proof to the night that the cross was still there."


  1. Wow, I leave blogger land for a few days and look what I missed!

    What a great example of the war in which we are in. Those lost have not been in vain, we have learned something and gained something through the tragedy and sacrifice. What we have learned and gained cannot be forgotten or taken lightly. It was for a very important reason, too hard of a sacrifice (from where I sit) but it places the value on what we (I) have obtained.

    I have been really studying up on the will of God and what exactly is meant by "the will of God" and what the will of God for my life is.... this is closely connected with our free will and God's sovereignty, it gets a little deep. However, from what I have been studying and learning, I am comforted and encouraged to know that God's will is sovereign and that He can and sometimes does use things that are not good to bring good... His good!! We may not understand it all but He does. However, there is another will (of God) that we must not overlook and that is the will of God in which He wants for/from us (John Piper calls this the Will of Command), it is Gods will that we abide in Him, thank Him, etc. But we have a choice on whether or not we do it.

    I know that I'm using alot of words but all of them to say that I too long to see more healing and miraculous signs, and that we (as the church) must join together in prayer, fasting and study to find out what we need to do to get our hearts, minds and spirits in-lined with His will in order to see more of these things take place.

    We have been lied to, and we have begun to believe that we either don't need these things or that they don't happen. It's simply not true.

    I hope I didn't get too deep or confusing here, I will be posting more on this in the near future, but your thoughts (as usual) went right along with what I have been learning. God Bless you sister! I love you and I praise God for you everyday!!

  2. Jamie I want you to know what a blessing you are in my life - I am so glad that I have met you through my sister (Amber) You are someone I look at with the greatest respect and I cannot wait to follow your blog and glean what I can from you. You are an amazing woman of God and a joy.


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