You feel so helpless when sad things happen to a friend. You want to help, but there's not much you can do. Recently, a friend's father died from Lou Gerrigs disease, so I prayed for her. What she needed was strength to get through. The circumstances didn't change, but prayer (and hugs and cards) helped.
Outside my bedroom window
Suspended in full view,
My grey capped friends clung to a tree,
While icy winds blew.
As I gazed at the heap of whiteness
That grew as a misty veil,
My feathered friends hung on tight.
They didn’t dare to fail.
How I longed to open wide my door
And usher the company in.
How I longed to still the frantic wind
And be their champion.
But they had no need to follow me
I could not ease their plight.
So, I asked the one far greater than I
To, give them strength that night.