So, when Sabbath came, I was again reminded that he was sick, and me and my guilty self decided to text him Happy Sabbath. Of course, there was no conversation really -- he was sick after all -- but I did feel better about talking to him.
I decided that since he was at home with no one really to hang out with, I would text every other day (every day would be stalker-ish) just to check on him and wish him better health, etc. I also decided to pray for him (duh, he's sick; he needs prayer). But not just pray for him though.
You see, the weather that week had been awfully dull and ugly. Now, my friend and I live in different towns; but I took a guess and decided that if it was murky over here, it mostly likely was over there also. So I prayed a faith-laden prayer:
"Lord, You know how it's really dark and dreary-looking outside? And You know how [friend's name] has to stay inside the whole time? Well Lord, may you please let the sun come out and let it be bright and pretty outside so that he does not feel so bad and that he has pretty stuff to look at?"
(Yes, sometimes when I talk to God, I sound like a little kid).
But guess what? God answered by prayer! And not just on that day: for the rest of the week! I was extremely elated and very grateful that God had seen fit to answer my prayer, that my request was in His will. Now granted, I only know that it was sunny over where I live; but I had faith so I believe it was sunny over by him too.
My friend did get better that week. I'm not entirely sure how long he was sick, but I do not think that it was for very long. And as it turned out, he was very grateful for my texts and he told me that it made his day. I of course was not expecting that; he's my friend, I just want to make sure he's okay. But God allowed my kindness to be a blessing for my friend. I guess that even if it was not sunny over by friend's place, I was the sunshine for him. :)