Wow, it is EARLY. Due to an unanticipated stop to meet up with a friend last night in Cincinnati, I arrived in Kentucky roughly around 2am. I have no complaints though. There is no doubt in my mind that it was a divine moment. The friend I met up with is going through a storm. A big storm. He’s a guy that probably knows as much about me as my wife does. He’s one of those few friends that we let in to our very core. One that we let see what we keep others guarded from. I know the same about him. So when he is in the grips of a storm, how can you resist not taking whatever time necessary?

I got back in the car, and this song came on the CD player. I must have listened to it 30 times over and over. No song could have captured my thoughts and prayers at that moment any better. Lyric after lyric I was breathing these words…”Lord I lift my friend to you”

Prayer for a Friend” by Casting Crowns from the CD “Altar and the Door