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God is so good! I had never aired up a tire, so God provided a kind gentleman who offered to help me. Hands holding Corona … Or what some would call, resolutions. 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. Unfortunately, the family doctor was away, and another man—pretending to be a certified doctor—treated her by prescribing hot mustard poultices to be applied to her eyes. The nurses later told me the technical name of the device: Bair Hugger, or as I now affectionately refer to it as Bear Hugger. But just like Peter, my net kept coming out of the sea of human effort totally empty. Maybe it’s a neighbor who is going through a difficult time, or it could be a family member who simply needs a hug around the neck. Andrew admitted, he hadn’t recognized Jameel’s name when given his new mentorship assignment, but quickly realized this was the man he falsely accused and sent to prison. I am so thankful I didn’t run him over because he would have been hurt badly and I would have damaged my car considerably. Look over the past year and take an honest inventory on how you spent the time God blessed you with. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 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. The One who patiently led the trees and the plants through their seasons would also lead me, if I would only submit to his loving and powerful hand.”. 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. If you’re sitting holding his hand, like with my dad, it’s different.” She split time checking the hospital with daughters Burkey and Sheri Kovach and son Robert Schuster Jr. God used rape to bring me to my knees, see my need for Him, and fully surrender my life to Christ. I’m so glad my life is in His hands. When I was six months old, my parents moved back to civilization and settled in Indiana. (1 Corinthians 15:21-22). I think it's so sweet how Jenny holds Tim's hand when they walk into school. Fantastic prices on framed prints. “I lost everything,” McGeee said. As I look back, I see the hand of God as He led me each step of the way. My personal goal for life. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. I couldn’t even see my hand in front of me. Fast forward just a “few” years. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”, Think about how you can be an encourager to someone in your life. I will praise You, because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. The concept of silence is foreign to much of this generation, with cell phones, Facebook/Instagram/TikTok, tablets, movies on watches, and so on. And for most women, having their hands held by that special guy is the first step to a romantic relationship. I made many phone calls over the next several weeks, trying to assure that the damage would be paid for. In time the principal asked her to avoid such “distractions” in favor of her general instruction. After being transferred onto the surgical bed, I immediately experienced being embraced by a comfy warm apparatus. Where, O death, is your sting?”[i], 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. It's not a good sign if one of your hands is too relaxed. This was the beginning of our journey together until February 27, 2015 when Daryl went home to his eternal reward. “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. The refrigerator quit. Last year, by sheer coincidence, they both ended up at faith-based employment agency Mosaic, where they now work side by side in the same café. Mary Alice and Daryl have raised a family who loves Jesus. But how must we compete with a world full of noise? This new year’s list includes (the left side from 2018, the right side this year, 2021): After reflecting on the 2018 list, I decided to be more specific in my goals for 2021 and to be more intentional in my spiritual life. I’ve come to realize I don’t have to go through these times alone because I have Jesus! But he didn’t forgive just for his sake, even for Collins’. Hold (to his hand) to God's unchanging hand. Every time I received a bill from the hospital I called to make arrangements for monthly payments and most of the time they were very cooperative. She probably should have called for an ambulance. We were blessed with two children in the next two years. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. After returning to Benton Harbor, Jameel was referred to the Mosaic Café ministry and was told that he would be mentored by Andrew Collins. Live as though he were beside you and with you all the time—as indeed he is. The immense pain I was experiencing as a result of sin was the same immense pain Jesus felt on the cross as the result of sin. Of course McGee was exonerated, but he still spent four years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. There is an old hymn that talks about holding on to God's hand. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. But I totally get your observation with Biden. And on occasion, we drove about 2 hours to watch the St. Louis Cardinals. The doctors told my parents, in this condition, I would only live to age 21. You can choose to blame God for rape, since He allows suffering to happen, or you can blame sin. 50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. One doctor tried to give me oxygen but it wasn’t helping me, and another doctor suggested that they check my blood sugar. As I wake up each morning and begin to tear away the paper, I can’t wait to see what He will unfold before me as I open the box. The Bible says that Christ is preparing a place in Heaven for all who have received Him. While talking with Katie’s dad, tears filled my eyes as he retold the frightening hours/years following Katie’s birth. Being down 3 to 1 in the 6th inning, the Astros tied the Dodgers in the ninth. (Hold to God's Unchanging Hand by F.L. On Christmas Eve, 1971, I gave birth to a stillborn child that I had carried for nine months. I can’t imagine knowing in advance the pain and suffering my children would incur. His timing is always perfect and He has a beautiful plan for each person He has ever created. “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. For me, His voice whispered through a Bear Hugger. When the doctor was revealed to be a quack, he disappeared. I needed a new battery. I did not know that I could experience God’s love in an intimate way. Such close friends, not long ago McGee actually told Collins he loved him. You can do this!” Well, maybe not yell…although at times, this is exactly what we need. Two that stand out to me: Playing outdoors with our young granddaughter (4), I found myself gasping for breath, while wondering if I would even live through the moment, or get to see my granddaughter grow up. “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). And it’s nearly impossible without first holding the hand of Jesus. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. I have been a diabetic ever since. I am thankful to have met Andrew and Jameel, who truly live out the love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness of Jesus. Oh, did I mention that I’m a list keeper? She has told me multiple times that even though she misses Daryl greatly, she looks forward to being reunited with him someday. The plumber came and discovered all the wood flooring under the kitchen was water-soaked and the kitchen floor needed to be pulled up and the wood dried out. Christian art of "jesus holding out his hands". He was just as angry. After they both served time, Jameel and Andrew now work side by side in a cafe. I worked in various areas for the Church of the Nazarene until December 2008, when Daryl fell on the ice and became disabled. I began to panic, thinking I would be stuck for hours…and possibly plunge to the basement floor. I couldn’t believe my simple fear of being cold was eliminated in an instant. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. (John 21:6). 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. It was pitch dark! During those long days, weeks, and months, I remained by Daryl’s side. God had a reason for sparing my life. Praise be to our LORD and Savior. 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. As long as he was holding my hand, he would soon drift off to sleep. But after checking on the information, the clerk returned to the phone and said, “The bill is paid in full!” GOD IS FAITHFUL! But his left hand is, at once, carrying a glass, a book, and a small bag. 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. 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. You have recorded each one in your book” Psalm 56:8. This is mainly Everytime I hold his hand in public . God can resurrect the body–perfectly, completely and supernaturally. 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. The Scripture tells us that the seasoned fishermen came up empty after fishing all night. When I begged Him to take away the pain, He held my hand. It is all a question of priorities, really. I thank Him for each day that He blesses me with. Andrew shared he had been raised as a Christian but he had not fully trusted his life to Christ until he came to the end of himself through this journey. 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. To comfort or support one when they are frightened, anxious, or distressed. I felt like no one understood, but again, God was so faithful and provided strength and guidance. When holding hands like this, it is important that both of you hold the hand of the other person firmly. all at … New Living Translation Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. Sung by The Haven Quartet: When I saw the final cost (nearly $600.000), it was breathtaking. Crises come, failure is inevitable, unfair and unkind words wound deeply, and yet, the Saving grace of Jesus tenderly walks us through times of darkness and bewilderment. About a month after Daryl was hospitalized, I received a call from his sister. Refrain: Hold to his hand, God’s unchanging hand. “Stop putting your trust in human rules, devotional exercises, and acts of penance. You don't need anyone to hold your hand, do you? I experienced pain, but God has redeemed every single tear I cried. Music video by Chicago Mass Choir performing Hold to God's Unchanging Hand. 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. For quite some time now, I’ve been trying to fix some problem areas in my life by using my own strategies. While Daryl was ill, I had some issues at home. (John 21:7). Tony will hold your hand through the sale, deal with offers and advise on particulars. One of the gifts God gave me is being an organizer, or planner. Just being honest here. Follow this link for the original blog entry on Engage, a Ministry of, posted by Dr. Sue Edwards. 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. We did not receive a huge sum because the proceeds were divided among five siblings, but I have NO medical bills! Though the road has been rough And the goings been mighty tough, still I ain't going Nowhere, I'm right here to stay. The Lord had instructed His disciples to meet Him in Galilee, which helps to explain why they were at the Sea of Galilee. Thankfully, there were no cars coming! My parents were unable to help me financially, so it was a struggle, but again, God was faithful and I am so thankful for the opportunity and the friends I made during those years. Create a free website or blog at If by earthly friends forsaken. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8. After several days, I noticed water on the laundry room floor and could see where a pipe was leaking. so that we will experience His undeniable presence. God answered the prayers of so many people. Andrew Collins, a former Benton Harbor, Michigan police officer falsely arrested Jameel Mcgee in 2005 for dealing drugs. However, I know this is true because I have received the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus by faith. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do” James 1:2-8. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. 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. And it was in those cramped quarters that the bad cop and the wrongfully accused had no choice but to have it out. Listen to All the Way My Savior Leads Me, Written by Fannie Crosby. These are three wonderful experiences that my parents didn’t know I would ever have. Here’s their story, as reported by Steve Hartman, CBS News April 15, 2016*. Katie’s parents spent endless hours lifting their hearts to God. Mike & Katie Celebrating their Anniversary. Then, within minutes, the doors opened and I was free to escape the darkness. Recently, I was trapped by myself in an elevator during a storm. Even at the movies a few nights ago it was us and one other couple in the movie theater, we sat on the bottom and the other couple was all the way up top making out . We can do this!” Sure enough, the Astros scored 2 runs in the top of the 11th and won 7-6. I love the fact that Jesus not only waits patiently for us to follow His instructions, but He blesses our obedience by warmly nourishing our souls. Hold to God’s unchanging hand. Listen…so you may hear His loving and gentle voice. Possibly someone will remember you after you have breathed your last, as someone who cared enough to “yell” into your life, “Come on! He is my shelter, my rock, my helper, my healer, my provider. Priority. For example, it would be very discourteous to invite a friend to our home and then leave him to sit alone in a corner while we go ahead with our own activities, ignoring him completely. I think it's so sweet how Jenny holds Tim's hand when they walk into school. He rolled over several times right down the middle of the street. God HATES rape and will punish those who commit that sin. One day God will supernaturally bring our human bodies together, breathe into us His Spirit, and empower us physically for eternal life. The chorus has the following lines: Hold to His hand, to God's unchanging hand. I met my husband at the church and we were married in 1963. He said the doctors gave little to no hope of survival for their precious little girl. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well. Please hold Jimmy's hand when you cross the street. If the grip is firm but not interlaced, it suggests, "One person [is] holding onto the other more tightly," says Coleman, likely because the holder is offering comfort or reassurance. I think of it as God giving me double protection. 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. 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. (Only the genuine abiding daily presence of God in my life will ensure my true happiness.). If not, I pray that you will receive Him now. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. Also, when you hold his hand, you could make eye contact and smile meaningfully, letting him know you aren't just messing around. Eternal life can be found in Christ alone. The Interlocked Fingers. Approaching the age of becoming a senior, the purpose of my life is taking on greater urgency. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. COVID-19 ICU Nurse: 'I was the one holding his hand while he died, and not his family.' Jesus is teaching me to “really” listen to his voice when He speaks to me from His Word, or in the quietness of my spirit during prayer. He can hardly do that if the slightest diversion drives all thoughts of God out of his mind. If by earthly friends forsaken, Still more closely to him cling. There were many trips to the emergency room and the hospital–eight trips to the ER and admitted to the hospital six times. 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. Throughout my childhood I spent a lot of time in the hospital. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.” (Psalm 145:13). Have a very blessed New Year, trusting in God.,,,,, Thousands of new, high-quality pictures added every day. I am resolved that in this world Contented I will be. God’s promises are sure and HE IS FAITHFUL! The bag and the book are tucked under his arm. Melania Trump has a really hard time holding her husband’s hand. He is faithful and I will serve Him as long as he gives me breath. Only God knows the pain we will suffer while living on Earth. As you reflect upon these, you will no doubt be able to determine what’s important in your life. God has gifted Katie with many talents, including the ministry of music. Fanny Crosby responded at once, as she had heard such comments before. Holding hands is more than just about touch. Brother Lawrence gave the same answers to all who sought after these inner virtues. You'll be all right, won't you? *”Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. One evening, following the resurrection of Jesus, Peter decided to go fishing. These were great memories, eating all the popcorn and snow cones I wanted, cheering for the hometown team, keeping an occasional foul ball; and an endearing memory of watching my grandpa pencil in all the plays on his scorecard. By. 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