Friday, October 9, 2009

A Cultural and Spiritual Experience

Remember a while back when I mentioned my Liberian friends coming over and singing and praying over me? Well, they did it again. The day I found out I was cancer free, one of them called to hear what the report was. When my husband told her, she informed us that they were all coming over. At first, I didn't know quite what to think because it was 10:00 at night and my daughter was in bed trying to go to sleep. Once again, I was a little less than thrilled about their timing.

There was a pretty good-sized group that came over and sat in my living room waiting for me to get out of the shower. I could hear them in there singing and couldn't help but smile. When I came out of the bathroom, my daughter had gotten out of bed to see what the commotion was all about, and she was sitting on a chair in the living room, along with my husband, taking the whole scene in.

The group of them surrounded me with hugs and tears and were so happy that I had been healed. It was quite a demonstrative and dramatic response - very different from any of the reactions I had received from my American friends.

I did get some of the singing recorded, but I didn't want to seem too disrespectful by recording while they were praying. They took it very seriously and were not trying to entertain, so I didn't want them to think I thought it was all a big show. Here is some of what I recorded.

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Just like before, I was blessed beyond anything a quiet night at home would have accomplished.

4 comments:

  1. That is so precious! I haven't met most of them, but I'm pretty sure I recognized Victoria :) What a blessing! Praise God!

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  2. thank you for sharing this. it was inspiring.

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  3. Yes, Jenny, that was Victoria praying in the middle of the group. They are so special.

    Thanks for the comment "healthybratt." It was inspiring to me, as well.

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  4. As it should be. Praising God for who He is and what He did. Thanks for sharing. That is so touching.

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