Sunday, November 12, 2006

A Morning of Worship and Rest

Kate rested this morning and Soccer Gram watched our toddler while the older boys and I went to church. The love and concern of others, and hugs and words of encouragement are good for the soul. It's always good to be in worship service where we can sing praises to God, hear from His word, pray, consider His majesty, and take our minds off our struggles for a while.

I was somewhat "misty" as we sang the song called, "Forever". It really ministered to my heart. Here are the lyrics if you are not familiar:

Forever

Give thanks to the Lord our God and King. His love endures forever
For He is good, He is above all things. His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise

With a mighty hand and outstretched arm. His love endures forever
For the life that’s been reborn. His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
Sing praise, (hallelujia) sing praise (hallelujia)

Forever God is faithful, Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us, Forever, Forever

From the rising to the setting sun, His love endures forever
By the grace of God we will carry on His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
Sing praise, (hallelujia) sing praise (hallelujia)

Forever God is faithful, Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us, Forever and ever and ever
Forever God is faithful, Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us, Forever and ever and ever
Sing praise, sing praise
Sing praise (hallelujia) sing praise (hallelujia)

Forever God is faithful, Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us, Forever, Forever

End

Please continue to pray as we prepare to share the news with our kids this afternoon. I'll share about what happened in our next post.

Blessings,

Dave

1 comment:

Nicole Callan said...

Hey, Kate, this is your old Turkey Hill buddy, Nicole (Vaninger) Callan!
I am grabbing a Kleenex right now as I have just finished reading your website. I was shocked when I heard about this ordeal, but glad to know so that I can be praying for you and Dave and the boys.
I spent time at the St. John's spa myself with a cancer scare that required thyroid surgery and I also am homozygous for a blood-clotting gene (Leiden Factor V mutation).
We have three girls now, so maybe we can all hook up in about 15-20 years and get our kids married, OK?
I love you, buddy, and I am praying for you and your family. Nic