I had no idea how this would turn into something so meaningful in the next 24 hours...
This morning at church there was a lot of focus on gratitude, thankfulness and God's faithfulness...
There was a special song that was sung...I was captivated...moved to tears...especially this line:
I don't know if these clouds mean rainIf they do, will they pour down blessing or pain?
I don't know what the future holds
But I know I can trust Your faithfulness.
You see...this is my father's Bible. He was asking if I could help him find a personal size with the index tabs (his was wearing out). I said I would look on the internet...and bought this for him as a gift (he wanted to pay me!). I bought it for him in 2008.
- Brian Doerksen
My dad, in April 2009, was unexpectedly diagnosed with terminal brain cancer...had palliative resection and went through rehab. We were in shock.
By June he was back at church and publicly praised the Lord for His faithfulness and goodness to Him. When I heard these lines in the song this morning, it made me think of his trust in his Savior, no matter what the future held, He would be faithful!
On October 9, 2009, he met his faithful Savior face to face...
Here is the song, if you'd like to experience it, too...
This blog, while it touches on many things, its main focus comes from a verse about faithfulness:
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;Yes, He is faithful...and ALL is grace!
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
(Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV)