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On Christmas Eve, 1971, I gave birth to a stillborn child that I had carried for nine months. “How many blessings I enjoy That other people don’t, To weep and sigh because I’m blind I cannot, and I won’t!”. I had never aired up a tire, so God provided a kind gentleman who offered to help me. God had a reason for sparing my life. Oh, did I mention that I’m a list keeper? 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. But unless God oversees this gift it can become more of a burden rather than a blessing, to myself and often to others. The delivery man said he needed to turn off the water for the ice maker on the old fridge, so he went downstairs and turned it off, supposedly. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. I think it's so sweet how Jenny holds Tim's hand when they walk into school. Eventually, that crooked cop was caught, and served a year and a half for falsifying many police reports, planting drugs and stealing. Also, if there would have been anyone coming behind me, they could not have avoided hitting my car, which would have caused considerable damage. Wow! I ended up having a stent inserted into my artery, which was nearly 100% blocked. Mary Alice is the prayer coordinator for our church and is always reaching out to those who need encouragement, including me. Fanny’s love of Scripture was attributed to her grandmother who cared for Fanny while her mother worked, following the death of Fanny’s father, just six months after being blinded. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. And on occasion, we drove about 2 hours to watch the St. Louis Cardinals. The dog jumped up on all fours and ran away. Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 4:6-8. After high school, I attended Olivet Nazarene College (now University) for two years. My personal goal for life. During our lives, there are times when we feel like we’re losing the game and are down to our last out. McGee went on to CBS News about his Christian faith, and his hope for a kinder mankind. And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”, 10 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. One day I was getting ready to run some errands, and when I turned the key in the car ignition, it wouldn’t start. He won’t let me kiss him on the cheek in public and I’m damn sure he won’t kiss me on the lips in public . Did you know that God always answers prayer? God places these people in our lives, to give us that little extra support and encouragement…at just the right timing. Thousands of new, high-quality pictures added every day. God has gifted Katie with many talents, including the ministry of music. “I think it is a great pity that the Master did not give you sight when he showered so many other gifts upon you,” remarked one well-meaning preacher. When all seems dark and hopeless, Jesus is there. Unable to drive because of her illness and having other limitations with her vision, Katie doesn’t let this deter her from living a life of purpose and joy. It's not a good sign if one of your hands is too relaxed. The chorus has the following lines: Hold to His hand, to God's unchanging hand. Listen intently – through those God appoints in your life, a pastor, godly spouse, friend, etc. I will strengthen you, I will help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”. God often allows us to experience darkness in our lives (illness, a job loss, sin, etc.) 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. I love watching baseball, especially when it comes to the World Series. Another fond memory is recalling my grandfather listening to all the Cardinal games on his little transistor radio. Also, when you hold his hand, you could make eye contact and smile meaningfully, letting him know you aren't just messing around. Sometimes others will recognize the Lord’s tender voice before we do. GOD IS FAITHFUL! But no, the Dodgers scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 10th to tie it up. A voice from the shoreline shouted out, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” They replied, “No.” Then He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. Brother Lawrence gave the same answers to all who sought after these inner virtues. Couples who typically interlock all of their fingers while holding … When I cried out in agony, He was by my side. 2. It’s not easy in this extremely loud world, so it will take intentionality. After a time of personal reflection, determine to spend more time this year in the presence of God, at home, school, work, on vacation, and definitely “in the kitchen.” If you’re not intentional in prioritizing your life according to living in the presence of God, you will find yourself simply “chasing after the wind.” And think about it, no one ever catches the wind. I have been a diabetic ever since. The faithfulness of Fanny’s Christian grandmother laid a strong foundation of faith in Christ. From a letter written by Brother Lawrence: “We can, in fact, learn a great deal about the love of God from the way we treat our friends (and family). God was present then and God is here now, ready to welcome you home, ready to love you and ready to help you find healing. God used rape to bring me to my knees, see my need for Him, and fully surrender my life to Christ. Mary Alice holds an unshakeable faith in Christ. It took a few years and a few more reprimands from the LORD before I realized what a joy it is to simply live in the moment with my God and Savior. All images are also avaliable in digital download for projection or other media use. I was up and running within an hour. It was pitch dark! When they’re holding your hand with your fingers just loosely interlaced. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”, 11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”. Isaiah 41:13 ESV / 149 helpful votes. The physicians’ non-encouraging consultations continued throughout Katie’s young childhood, and yet, hope and peace came through an ever-present awareness of Christ’s nearness and faithfulness. Mike is completing his bachelor’s in biblical studies degree at MidAmerica Nazarene University, as he and Katie prepare for full-time ministry. Shortly before her fifteenth birthday, Crosby was sent to the recently founded New York Institute for the Blind, which would be her home for 23 years: 12 as a student, 11 as a teacher. Approaching the age of becoming a senior, the purpose of my life is taking on greater urgency. At this point in the game I really thought the Dodgers would take it to the bank, as I think many of the Astros had the same gut feeling. In the fall of 1972, I began working at Nazarene Headquarters (now Global Ministry Center). To comfort or support one when they are frightened, anxious, or distressed. Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free Dictionary, the webmaster's page for free fun content, hold with the hare and run with the hounds. I think it's so sweet how Jenny holds Tim's hand when they walk into school. That is, until their starting pitcher, Justin Verlander rallied his team onto victory. Many of us set goals for the new year. I thank Him for each day that He blesses me with. In the midst of pain, choose to run to Him, instead of from Him, and trust in His perfect love. God kept His hand on me and in 1959 I felt led to move to Kansas City to work at the Nazarene Publishing House. While Daryl was ill, I had some issues at home. Thousands of dollars are spent on finer lifestyles, while yearning for retirement days spent listening to the ocean waves rather than the voice of our Creator. For a deeper understanding of this Scripture passage, I invite you to follow the link to Bible.org ministry. For me, this is an ongoing journey, of which I suppose is true for most of us. Andrew told us that at first he didn’t think this would work out, and wouldn’t blame Jameel for refusing to be paired up with him. Such close friends, not long ago McGee actually told Collins he loved him. Aaron and Hur held his hands up--one on one side, one on the other--so that his hands remained steady till sunset. Please click on this link: https://holdinghishand.org/receive-jesus/, I encourage you to share your pain with a trustworthy Christian (friend, pastor, counselor). You can do this!” 2017 World Series Game #2, http://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/a-dogs-purpose. Her desire to please God in all areas of life is demonstrated by her humble and gentle spirit. As I look back, I see the hand of God as He led me each step of the way. For me, at this stage in life, spending quality and quantity time with family and friends, and everyone else God brings into my life is very important. Daryl, knowing I’m not a good driver and have no sense of direction, worried about me and always said, “be careful” or “is the car running okay?” I didn’t have a single accident or any car trouble during this time. It was in this dark and quiet place that Elijah heard God’s voice. The last period of human life, now often considered to be the years after 65. More about Brother Lawrence a little later. My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths of the earth. When I begged Him to take away the pain, He held my hand. Andrew Collins served time for a number of crimes, including framing Jameel McGee for selling drugs. And what often makes the difference in whether we’re ready to throw in the towel or not, is having someone who is willing to step in and “yell” at us, “Come on! Born in Putnam County, New York, Fanny Crosby became ill within two months. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11. During the months following my abuse, God felt closer than ever before. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Spending time with Jesus is my highest priority. Being fully human is the easy part. It’s there, I knew I was being cared for, not just by the medical staff, but by God. If you haven’t received Jesus as your Savior yet, please click on this link for a simple prayer of faith:  https://holdinghishand.org/receive-jesus/. God spoke this same message to me recently. As long as he was holding my hand, he would soon drift off to sleep. S. M. 2.0 out of 5 stars Too basic. When I begged Him to take away the pain, He held my hand. When we hold onto bitterness toward another person (who was created in the image of God), we soon become imprisoned to our own sin. 1. “I said, ‘Honestly, I have no explanation, all I can do is say I’m sorry,'” Collins explained. The Astro’s comeback had just begun. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. And to be quite honest, it’s not only our young families who have fallen prey to “this world’s system,” many older adults are chasing after the wind as well. I began to panic, thinking I would be stuck for hours…and possibly plunge to the basement floor. Two final thoughts recorded from Brother Lawrence’s conversion experience: “Suddenly I saw what ‘providence’ is all about—it’s simply believing that God has the power and the will to do all things well for us, if we will only submit to his loving, patient rule. When all the world is loud, God whispers. Possibly someone will remember you after you have breathed your last, as someone who cared enough to “yell” into your life, “Come on! The doctors told my parents, in this condition, I would only live to age 21. The cost was minimal because I had purchased a maintenance agreement with the company. God can resurrect the body–perfectly, completely and supernaturally. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. It symbolizes your inner emotions about someone with whom you want to connect on a deeper level or start a relationship with. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Well, maybe not, since God’s timing is always perfect. God loves you and if you will trust Him and believe that He has a plan, He will be with you through any challenge, any sickness, or any struggle you may ever have to face. Elijah had demonstrated courage before Ahab in the king’s palace and on Mount Carmel. However, God had another plan. He then waits for me to respond in obedience. I never would wish the pain I experienced on anyone, but you know what, God used that pain for His good and taught me a few valuable lessons. You have recorded each one in your book” Psalm 56:8. Covenant Heirs Encouraging parents and grandparents to intentionally pass down their faith in Christ to the next generations. Then adding to the social media, we find ourselves, as Solomon did, “chasing after the wind” (Ecclesiastes 1). She wrote so many that she was forced to use pen names lest the hymnals be filled with her name above all others. Prayerfully evaluate your life. Just recently, I was driving down what is typically a very busy street. He was standing, angry, and pacing. GoodSalt will be closed Friday, January 1 to celebrate New Year's Day When we started this journey in September of 2014, the Lord gave me a verse from Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I know that there will never come a day in my life that will present challenges that He can’t handle through me. I never considered myself an extravert because I enjoy my “personal space.” Space to simply relax, read, work in my yard, meditate on God’s word, etc. All I must do is obey if He asks me to do something, and trust Him for the results. Refrain: Hold to God’s unchanging hand, Hold to God’s unchanging hand; Build your hopes on things eternal, Hold to God’s unchanging hand. Please hold Jimmy's hand when you cross the street. 11 As long as Moses held up his hands, Israel prevailed; but when he lowered them, Amalek prevailed. so I prayed and said, “Lord you know I won’t sleep tonight if this garage door is up.” I tried one more time and it went down. The author uses her own life experiences to reflect on what it means to hold God's hand everyday. Since then, I ‘ve had the wonderful opportunity getting to know Mary Alice as a friend and sister in Christ. You can do this!”, At the Home of Martha and Mary – Luke 10:38-42 (NIV), 38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. You don't need anyone to hold your hand, do you? You'll be all right, won't you? He said the doctors gave little to no hope of survival for their precious little girl. A few weeks later, I was finally admitted into the hospital with a suspected coronary artery blockage. Finally, before when you held hands, you were not in a relationship, so I'm sure he will understand the gesture better given the circumstances. But he didn’t forgive just for his sake, even for Collins’. And, for many people, the most remarkable thing about her was that she had done so in spite of her blindness. *Joy’s testimony was first posted by Sue Edwards on Thu, 01/19/2017. If you are a victim, He is painfully aware of your suffering. However, I know this is true because I have received the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus by faith. Nicholas Herman (1611-1691), better known as Brother Lawrence, found this to be true following his conversion to Christ at the age of eighteen while serving in the military. Share on Facebook. So many “things” and people vie for our time, and as Solomon so eloquently penned, “there’s a time for everything” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began” Psalm 139:13-16. *”Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:2-4), “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4, Personal testimony written by Joy Pedrow. Hold to God’s unchanging hand. GOD IS FAITHFUL! “I lost everything,” McGeee said. New Living Translation Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. It may not be a cave or a surgical room, or it may, but wherever it is for you, know that God’s presence is with you…just listen. Jeff and I recently watched the movie, A Dog’s Purpose,* a family-friendly movie with some human-life applications. While waiting for Andrew to join us at our table, I overheard Andrew sharing words of hope and encouragement to a man who had just sat down at the counter to order some coffee. I did not know that I could experience God’s love in an intimate way. Jameel clearly identified the need to “hold onto the hand of Jesus” during his four years behind bars, and now testifies to the power of God’s grace and forgiveness in his own life which ultimately led him to forgive Andrew. What makes these men so amazing is their unlikely friendship following some major turn of events in their lives. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. As a victim of rape, I thought the rape was my fault. He never moved. How are you spending the gift of time God is entrusting to you? And it was in those cramped quarters that the bad cop and the wrongfully accused had no choice but to have it out. Distinguishing between the two, a blessing or a burden, depends upon priority. Jameel told us that although he was extremely sad that he had missed out on four years of his son’s life while imprisoned, he was sincerely grateful for God’s intervention in his life, which had been heading down a one-way street to destruction. And after the fire came a gentle whisper” 1 Kings 19:12. all at … It’s easier said than done…to love our enemies and pray for them. People would absentmindedly reach for his right hand to shake, and by holding the pen he was avoiding them the embarrassment and awkwardness of surprise. His initial reaction: “What? Literally, to grasp one's hand and continue holding it, typically while walking together or sitting next to each other, often as a show of affection. Those were eye-opening days for me and experiences that enriched my life. Sometimes a gift and other times a burden. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well. Whatsoever years may bring. (John 21:5-6). We can choose to feel angry at God, or we can turn to Him for peace, comfort and healing. Those were difficult times financially and physically, but God was faithful and provided our needs. His timing is always perfect and He has a beautiful plan for each person He has ever created. He had also witnessed God’s supply by the brook, in the home of the widow, in the years of famine, in the fire from heaven that consumed the sacrifice, in the coming of the rain, and in the ability to outrun Ahab back to Jezreel. I did not know about Grace. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8. Hands holding Corona … John, the beloved follower of Christ, was the first one to recognize his Savior’s voice. “Do you know that if at birth I had been able to make one petition, it would have been that I was born blind?” said the poet, who had been able to see only for her first six weeks of life. And while these things are not bad in themselves, taken together along with the accelerated advances in science, the turbulent rhythm of life, and the external tensions of world events (recently in 2019/2020 with the Coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest which is sadly continuing in 2021), they tend to produce a society that has little time for personal relationships and even less time for God. I met my husband at the church and we were married in 1963. When I saw the final cost (nearly $600.000), it was breathtaking. The person who lives like that will be fully human, completely Christian, and genuinely happy.”. While she enjoyed her poetry, she zealously memorized the Bible. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. “You keep track of all my sorrows. The nurses later told me the technical name of the device: Bair Hugger, or as I now affectionately refer to it as Bear Hugger. Read more. Because of my hurt and pain, I often wondered why God would allow His children to suffer. Holding His Hand: Mike and Katie Celebrating Christmas with Katie’s Family. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The doctors discovered that my pancreas had grown back and was producing more insulin than it had before, so at age 5 my pancreas was completely removed. It was a true blessing to meet some of her family during our National Grandparents Day of Prayer. GOD IS FAITHFUL! Look over the past year and take an honest inventory on how you spent the time God blessed you with. Married to David for 34 years, she especially enjoys extended family gatherings and romping with her four grandchildren. If you like the person you are holding hands with this indicates happiness in life. *”Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. At that moment, the sin of the man who was hurting me was the sin that Jesus paid the price for on the cross. The Lord had instructed His disciples to meet Him in Galilee, which helps to explain why they were at the Sea of Galilee. Katie’s parents spent endless hours lifting their hearts to God. I don’t deserve that,” Collins said. For quite some time now, I’ve been trying to fix some problem areas in my life by using my own strategies. “It’s not that we have to quit. Did I wait long enough, or did I rush off to work or jump right into the next project on my list? Many families find themselves running from one activity to the next, and purchasing things that will only ensure longer work hours or require a second job. To carefully guide one through something; to make something very easy for one. Today they’re not only cordial, they’re friends. Literally, to grasp one's hand and continue holding it, typically while walking together or sitting next to each other, often as a show of affection. “Let’s go, let’s go, we can keep scoring runs. Of course, a lot of accused men make that claim, but not many arresting officers agree. “I falsified the report,” former Benton Harbor police officer Andrew Collins admitted. God did know, and planned for His Son to suffer and die on the cross, to redeem the entire world from the power of sin and death. Several other disciples joined him. 2. By. (One of our greatest encouragers who gave the tightest and most sincere hugs went home to receive his reward from our Heavenly Father three years ago. *”It was all made up,” said McGee. However, when faced with the threat of Jezebel and the obvious fact there would be no immediate revival in the land, he suddenly became fearful and discouraged. Daryl & Mary Alice Medley 50th Wedding Anniversary. A few months later, Crosby’s father died. Holding God’s hand most often leads to holding the hands and hearts of family and friends. I pray and trust these scriptures will be a blessing and an encouragement to you and yours today. Waking up this morning, I couldn’t stop thinking about the Astro’s comeback and how possibly the stirring words of Verlander inspired his team on to victory. [c] 9 When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16. “After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. http://blogs.bible.org/engage/sue_edwards/does_god_allow_rape, https://holdinghishand.org/receive-jesus/, http://joypedrow.com/2017/01/how-to-heal-from-sexual-abuse/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEOtFEs0Jos, http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/people/poets/fanny-crosby.html, http://ambassadorspeakers.com/ACP/speakers.aspx?name=ANDREW%20COLLINS%20&%20JAMEEL%20MCGEE&speaker=5754. The church I grew up in was quite legalistic and I found myself at the altar many times. Such couples know how to respect each other's space and privacy. Right off the bat, … As I approach the year 2018 (now 2021), I am particularly aware of a personal need to prioritize my life (once again). 3. I will praise You, because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. She initially indulged in her own poetry and was called upon to pen verses for various occasions. I am resolved that in this world Contented I will be. I’m so glad my life is in His hands. ), 21 For since death came through a man (Adam), the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man (Christ). She demonstrates a strong and dedicated faith in God. But after checking on the information, the clerk returned to the phone and said, “The bill is paid in full!” GOD IS FAITHFUL! 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. [Refrain] Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. I (Charmé) believe the Holy Spirit began His work by softening Jameel’s heart when Andrew asked him “What can I do to make this up to you? (John 21:7). GOD IS FAITHFUL! I cannot fathom this at all! Praise be to our LORD and Savior. Though the road has been rough And the goings been mighty tough, still I ain't going Nowhere, I'm right here to stay. Jesus holding the world in his left hand World Environment Day concept: hand holding plant on blur green nature cross background. Tell her to help me!”, 41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. I am attempting to raise some financial support for Andrew and Jameel to speak in our community. Earnestly evaluate your daily/weekly activities. We're headed to Salt Lake again, and this time we're sharing the train with two teenagers we knew who were caught HOLDING HANDS! (John 14:1-3) It will be a glorious place! Like Joy, prior to her rape, you may not know Jesus as your Savior. The word priority may seem like such a simple word, but it can become extremely complex as a person wrestles with its meaning. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. Sin entered the world through one man, Adam, and we now live in a world filled with the effects of sinful man. Eventually, I received a check for the entire cost and got a nice new kitchen floor. While we were there he became very ill so I took him to the emergency room. Melania Trump has a really hard time holding her husband’s hand. While talking with Katie’s dad, tears filled my eyes as he retold the frightening hours/years following Katie’s birth. I’ve come to realize I don’t have to go through these times alone because I have Jesus! Read on: (Parentheses added. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. While talking with Katie’s dad, tears filled my eyes as he retold the frightening hours/years following Katie’s birth. Yes, there will be times when we stumble and fall because we live in a broken world. Right beside me, holding my hand, and helping me find healing. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” 11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. She said, “We sold the farm.” I told her that was an answer to prayer and I would use the money to take care of Daryl. I did not know the gospel. Trust in Him who will not leave you. He said the doctors gave little to no hope of survival for their precious little girl. If not, I pray that you will receive Him now. “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). He lost his health at a very young age, before I was born. He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 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