Tuesday, October 14, 2014

We Never Can Tell...

We never can tell
What an hour will bring
Sometimes a flower
Sometimes suffering

We never can know
What will flow from time’s deeps
Sometimes she dances
And sometimes she weeps

We never can say
What a day will unfold
Will its gilt be gray
Or gossamer gold?

We never can tell
What will fill a new day
But this we know
We can always pray

© Janet Martin

We never can tell what a day will bring; tonight I come home to messages in my in-box for requests for prayer.
Please pray with me for my brother Dave who is in the ER as I type this. Pray that the DR.s might find the reason to increasing, intense dizzy spells!(adding an up-date. they are back home tonight with numerous tests booked)

Also, pray for my friend Melodie. Instead of flying to South Sudan where her and her husband are part of a mission team, she is suddenly booked for heart-surgery on Friday and the mission trip is cancelled.

...and last but not least, Pray for our dear brother in the faith Jim Bauman. His life has been a trial of health issues and there are so many times he should have gone to be with the Lord,(by man's reasoning) but God has a reason for keeping him here. He lost his wife a year ago on our daughter's wedding day. Oct. 12, 2013.
On Sunday morning, when asked to share some of what he has been through and what he is thankful for in a year filled with sorrow and sickness he replied in a clear, strong and steady voice with this:


Ps.103 Bless the Lord, O my soul,

    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

The Lord works righteousness
    and justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses,
    his acts to the people of Israel.
The Lord is merciful and gracious,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide,
    nor will he keep his anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
    nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
13 As a father shows compassion to his children,
    so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
14 For he knows our frame;[a]
    he remembers that we are dust.

and this: Ps. 130

  Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD;  O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.  If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?  But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.  I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.  My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.  O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.  He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.

After the service, when I thanked him he chuckled, leaning on his walker and replied that he didn't think they really wanted him to use half-an-hour to detail his health struggles:)

1 comment:

  1. Thank-you for your prayers. Melody is through the surgery and is in recovery. Dave needs an MRI to examine a very small 'something' on the left side of his brain. This could be connected to a bump to his head a little while back, or not. They want to make sure.


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