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The Todd for whom we Prayed

“Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die.  The wind blows, and we are gone—as though we had never been here.  But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children’s children.” 
Psalm 103:15-17

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the joyous news of Kate McRae’s present progress in her battle with cancer. And we continue to pray she will remain cancer-free, so every day of her life will glorify the Lord. 

Well, another precious one we’ve been praying for is cancer-free too, except his pathway to healing was a little different.  Todd passed away Saturday night and is now present with the Lord. His life and faith truly brought glory to the Lord, and his faith has become sight!

If you’ve been praying for Todd, or want to know more about someone who demonstrated joy in sorrow, hope through despair, and unfailing love in His God and Saviour, even when obstacles became bigger than life–then please go to Beth’s Blog, HERE.  

Please remember to keep Todd’s family, his wife and two children, parents, and many dear friends, in prayer as they face the future without him, but never without our loving Lord.  Thank you!

In honour of Todd, here is an encouraging excerpt from The Pilgrim’s Progress, as Christian enters the Celestial City:

The Shining Ones answered, “You must receive the comforts of all your toil and have joy for all your sorrow; you must reap what you have sown, even the fruit of all your prayers, tears, and sufferings in your journey for the King….”

“These are the men who have loved our Lord when they were in the world and who have left all for His holy name….”

O by what tongue or pen can their glorious joy be expressed!! 

 

Remember to visit Beth Stone’s Blog  to learn more about Todd.  Additionally, you can read about his testimony and funeral service details HERE.

Family prayers

I haven’t posted anything in a while due to a family emergency.  About 8 days ago, my brother-in-law, Harry, fell from 23 feet to a concrete surface and was rushed to a nearby trauma center.  As difficult as this time has been, the Lord has been watchful and faithful.  In spite of numerous injuries and consequences, the biggest answer to prayer is that his brain, neck and spine were NOT injured, his mind is sound (more than mine :-)), and he is ALIVE!!  

But prayers continue to be made and requested, for the swift healing of both his wrists and hands which were seriously injured and for the nerves on the right side of his face.  And awesome group of doctors are monitoring and testing Harry each day to determine the next step–whether he will need some very delicate surgery to repair the nerve damage affecting his face and balance, or if time will bring the healing more naturally. Please pray for the Lord to heal those nerves and make surgery unnecessary…or if it is required, that God will guide the surgeon’s hands deftly and precisely to fix the nerves without damage to any others.  Thank you!

I’ll return to writing, emailing, and Facebook updates soon.   In the meantime, you can enjoy another hymn I posted in the blue Music Box last week:  It’s from Sovereign Grace’s Together for the Gospel, “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing!”

Praise the Lord for his love and care over Harry!