On December 14th, 2011 Trevor Peacock (Pastor of Harvest Chapel – Calgary) and his wife, Heather, found their nine year old daughter, Hope unresponsive at home as a result of severe complications following a routine tonsillectomy two days previous. To say their story has touched the lives of thousands would not be an understatement. We know the Peacocks. My daughter, husband and grandson attend their church in Calgary. I bump into Heather often at the Christian school where her two daughters and my youngest daughter attends. It is safe to say that the Peacocks are very well known in the school community as well as in the community at large. I suppose it is only natural that when we heard of Hope being rushed to hospital that day just before Christmas, our family immediately began praying for healing for her and strength for her parents and sister, Gabi.
Since that day, the Peacocks have gone through some very dark times as a family, but the prayers have sustained them. Scripture has comforted them, God’s presense and Steadfast Love has upheld them. The family has given glory to God through the good and the bad times.
Every day new “updates” were (are) posted on Facebook as more and more people are called upon to pray for Hope. Before Christmas, I couldn’t help but sense the poignancy of “Praying for Hope” in the midst of celebrating the birth of our Saviour.
I won’t go into the details of Hope’s condition here, I invite you to join the Facebook group set up to give updates about Hope. Today I just want to share the sermon that Trevor shared with his congregation at Harvest Chapel – Calgary last Sunday. It was the first message he had preached since they rushed Hope to the hospital before Christmas. This is a message that comes from a father’s heart, but is all about The Father’s Heart. I share Trevor’s message because it NEEDS to be shared. Every one of my readers world-wide, need to take time to view this video.
I invite my readers to share the video with others. I have never prayed more for “Hope” in my life. Please join with me as we continue to pray in the days, weeks and months ahead!
“I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”