When a friend is sick you feel her pain. Pray with words that heal.
I’m supposed to be good with words,
but my friend is so sick.
She needs me to cheer her up,
to crack wise in my funny accent.
I don’t know what tomorrow will bring.
What I do know is Who will bring tomorrow.
All I can tell her is that there is always hope.
Speak through me as I comfort and encourage her,
and make my words true.
Be there, where the hurt is.
Let the healing begin from the inside out.
Give her a chance to grow gray hairs,
to qualify for a senior discount,
to reminisce with me.
- Ruth Williams