JOY, PAIN & CONSTANCY

Dear friends,

This past “season” for me has been filled with joys and pains. The pain of losing a mom and the joy of remembering 48 years with her. The joy of a new church building and the pain of getting into it. The joy of seeing your children reach milestones like graduation and the pain of knowing our home changes with each of these milestones. The highs and lows of this season have been considerable.

The one constant, the one steadying factor, has been the presence of my precious Savior. My spiritual life has, at times, felt like grabbing a coffee on the way out the door when it would be better to sit down and savor it. My prayers have been mainly in the moment arrow-type prayers of “Help!”, “Save!”, “Thank you!”, “Keep!”, “Forgive!, “Mercy!”, and “Comfort!”. The steady, faithful, ever-present Savior has taken his staff and guided me to safe pasture over and over. 

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

It’s not our faithfulness that is new every morning but His. It’s not our faithfulness that ensures His presence today but His. And it’s not our faithfulness that will see to it that I make it home with Jesus but His. This is the believer’s comfort and strength. 

Thank you, most precious Savior!

David


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