This morning at church, I had the privilege of singing in our choir for part 1 of our Christmas program (we are trying something different- instead of a traditional one shot Christmas cantata, we are doing ours on Sun. mornings over the course of three weeks- FBC Rogers, 9 and 10:15 am… but I digress). One song was entitled “Fear Not”, and it was all about how we have to give up the things we can’t control… He will be our joy through every sorrow… so we should fear not, because our God is with us. Wow- did I ever need to let that sink in today.
I saw a quote during a Veteran’s Day presentation at church-
“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.” George Patton
I know this is going to be one of those weeks where I feel like my minutes to hold on are about all used up… hard week ahead. The doctors and nurses took that ventilator tube out of Hannah Grace’s sweet body on Dec. 6th three years ago. She finally went to be wrapped in Jesus’ embrace in the wee hours of the morning on Dec. 8th. Amazing how it’s been three years, but I still sit here and weep as I type like it was just three months ago. How we would appreciate your fervent prayer- especially this week.
Grief? Fear not.
Adoption? Fear not.
Telling our story? Fear not.
Knowing tragedy can lie just around the bend? Fear not.
Not knowing what God really has in store? Fear not.
No matter what… fear not.