Sunday, May 3, 2009

He's Been Faithful

Tomorrow will be our last day at the rent house.

I. Am. exhausted!

It seems like our schedule has been more overloaded this time around. I guess there are a few reasons for that:
  1. An extra grandchild to babysit
  2. TWO Bible studies to facilitate during the entire house sale, house hunt, house prep & rental
  3. A bum knee (BTW - I have an MRI scheduled)
  4. Multiple surgeries among our church people. (We have one dear Saint -- a precious 90 year old gentleman -- that is not expected to make it through the next 24 hours)
  5. I'm a year older !?? Could that possibly affect anything here? :)

Anyway, tomorrow I will cease to live out of a suitcase -- for at least two weeks -- no joke, we will be gone again the middle of May. Oh well!

Here are a couple pics showing some of the exciting "entertainment" in my recent past :)



(There are a lot of windows in this house!)

(There's a board propping up the fence, however,
there's a new fence scheduled to be installed this week.)

My job there is almost complete. One more vacuuming, final shining in the kitchen and bathrooms, then, packing up all the equipment.

This has made me think of the dear man whose life is slipping away as I type. He is 90 years old and is a patriarch of our church. Hubs says that he cannot remember a time that this dear one did not say "I love you, Pastor" when departing. As think over the many years that we have known him, I realize that his life here on earth is almost complete. He has run the race and fought the good fight. He has done his part to allow God's light shine bright through him. He's tired and ready to go Home. We will miss him -- desperately so. However, I am jealous for him to go to his reward and be with his Savior that he dearly loves. He will leave a legacy -- of love and faithfulness to his God and of His God's faithfulness to him.

Once again, God has shown His faithfulness to us. He IS faithful -- whether or not things go as we want or expect, God is still and always will be faithful. What a Savior!



Faye said...

Hello there my friend.It is so good to hear from you.I really need your prayers Sherry.When you get a chance check out my blog for info.I am so weak right now to go into detail.Hope you have a blessed week ahead. Love in Christ, Faye

Lois Lane II said...

I know that man is very pleased that he has touched your life and the lives of so many others.

valerie said...

This man in your church sounds like a precious saint.
I know he'll be missed, but can you imagine how he is going to love seeing Jesus' face after serving Him all these years?!! I know he'll be missed here.

The house looks so pretty (that you've been working on).
You've been a busy gal!

When was your birthday? How did I miss that?

Try to get some rest this week Sherry.

Love ya,

TCKK said...

It's so good to hear from you again. I've been missing you my bloggy friend.

You are so right, God is faithful.