Saturday, April 30, 2005

God is good

For two months this blog was ignored by me because there were so many more important things to attend to. Love had grown to a laser beam that centered at one beautiful point. Nothing else mattered but the love that was ours. It was immense and intense. God's sweet gift brought tears to my eyes, and prayers to my lips. No time to share my thoughts with others.... only two people mattered and they were living under my roof, and I was the most blessed man on earth.

Seconds can change a life.

People are not designed to deal with death. It is a foreign invader in God's good creation. If it were not for God's special grace who could stand? But let me assure you, God does give abundant grace. He is close to the broken-hearted and saves those crushed in spirit. He upholds the faith of His people and holds them near when they have nothing to hold on to. We are continuing to bank on His grace for each new tomorrow. God is good. I look forward to going to church tomorrow to worship Jesus on earth while my first born son worships Him face to face.

Remember and do not lose hope, "He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?" Romans 8:32 Memorize this and use it to fight when the enemy sows seeds of doubt in times of trouble.


Anonymous said...

Ahh...Psalms 34:18...It has been my stronghold verse this past month. I've never had such a test of faith before in my life...I love you two so much, and I can't believe how much I love my nephew. It's an overwhelming feeling.
Tell Steph I love her...I'll see you guys in 2 short months.
Love, Robin

sherry said...

Well said, Mark. Take care of that wife of yours- she definitely deserves it. I enjoyed our visit- thanks.

Paul Whygle said...

Thank you Mark for sharing with us. I believe that God is teaching all of us through you and Stephanie; especially in your reactions to this. I know He has taught me many things already. I love you brother.

Jason said...

Thanks for sharing this Mark. Jenn and I, as well as our whole church have been praying for you guys.

Nick Nye said...

Amen bro, that is good stuff you are teaching us. I know I have grown through these trials- Britt and I echo many of these same prayers!

Mark said...

Thank you everyone for your prayers. Thank you also for the encouraging words.

Sherry, I am definitely doing my best to take care of Steph.