Four By Faith


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Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; praying at the same time for us as well, that God may open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ. – Colossians 4:2-3

Part of my childhood we lived in a home at the base of a mountain community in the foothills of the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The name, Pine Brook Hills, might suggest grass-covered mounds, but hairpin turns and steep inclines required the use of snow tires and chains during the winter months and headlights set on high beam when the sun dipped below the horizon. These were, without question, full-fledged mountains. The homes, dotting the mountains every few miles, looked like fireflies darting between the stately evergreen trees from my front porch vantage point. Up in the mountains the fresh air always smelled of Christmas pine, and the views of the city, the sky, and the stars—they all evoked mouth open, breath-taking awe.

From one of those houses surrounded by pine trees too many to count, a mom and one of her three daughters faithfully prayed. The prayers drifted up to heaven like smoke from their chimney. The daughter, my younger sister’s classmate, asked God to draw my sister and me to Himself. The prayers went up. Life went on. Years went by.

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