Monday, March 31, 2008

MOMENT BY MOMENT...part 1

As I thought upon the title for this chapter, I recalled another favorite song of mine. Many old hymns were written by people who's lives were touched with such thanksgiving that it inspired a song expressing God's care in a fiery trial.

Moment by Moment written in the 1800's.

Never a trial that He is not there
Never a burden that he doth not bear;
Never a sorrow that He doth not share-
Moment by moment, I'm under his care.

CHORUS:
Moment by moment, I'm kept in his love
Moment by moment, I've life from above
Looking to Jesus til glory doth shine
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am thine.

Never a heartache and never a groan,
Never a teardrop and never a moan,
Never a danger but there on the throne
Moment by moment, He thinks of his own.

CHORUS:
Moment by moment, I'm kept in his love
Moment by moment, I've life from above
Looking to Jesus til glory doth shine
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am thine.

Never a weakness that He doth not feel,
Never a sickness that He cannot heal,
Moment by moment in woe or in weal,
Jesus my Savior, abides with me still.

The words to this particular song could have been penned by me; as the words express the very essence of the following portion of my story.I would now have to literally take each day...Moment by Moment.

Madame S. called to tell us that Stephen had been accepted back to his birthing hospital. The one place... where Kathryn worked, the one closer in distance to us, the one with nurses who...LOVED my son.

Can I find words to express my heartfelt thankfulness? Can I find the means by which I can give back to GOD all that he has done for me? yea, only my heart...my love and my total trust. THIS would please my God.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that his is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

This answer to prayer...was also the reality of our final journey with our sweet son, Stephen. It will be here that his last days will pass...moment by moment.

2 comments:

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

What a glorious truth.... that God is indeed with us EVERY moment of our lives!

HOPE said...

Amazing isn't it that people go on day after day and totally forgetful that the GOD of all heaven, creator of THEM...is indeed seeing and hearing all their lives before him.

I just read in JOB this morning...chpt.28 verses 23-28
God knoweth... he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven...he searched it out....
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

...Yea and in understanding ..we also know the LOVE and mercies of our God and his great care for those who also LOVE him.
I John 4:19