Monday, April 8, 2013
I am sitting here this beautiful evening thinking about the ways of our God. We serve an amazing God! I have recently watched as God has been stirring our little church and our little community for His glory. We have had powerful services and it is good to see more young people and visitors almost every Sunday service. I have seen God answer prayer after prayer in stunning ways. He is so good. Just today we had a tremendous need met in an unexpected way. Amen! God sure knows what we need and when we need it. This afternoon I heard of the passing of Jeff Sprague. Jeff and his wife Denise are old friends who I met in my Walmart days back in 1998. Over the last couple of years I have become reacquainted with them. Over the last 18 months, Jeff has been fighting cancer with the wonderful care and help of his wife. His battle ended today as he entered the gates of heaven. He leaves behind his wife and five children. My heart hurts for the family, though I have already seen such great resolve and inner strength exhibited by Denise and the children. (she has posted some of the reaction). How wonderful it is to know that all those that are saved will one day see each other again. Oh yeah, I was thinking about God's ways and God's thoughts.... Isaiah 55:8-9 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." Sometimes we just don't understand why certain things happen. We may even be crass enough to think that we know better than God, but the truth is, God has everything under control. Praise the Lord that He knows what is best. We can trust the Lord fully. Please pray for the Sprague family as they adjust adjust to life without Jeff. It is a blessing that they know that they will see him again one day. What a legacy that Jeff has left behind. A saved wife and five saved children. Amen.