Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Secure Hold

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Today is a “birthday” of sorts. One year ago today one email began the documentation of life changing events. Today marks the one year anniversary of a diagnosis that would leave the Fabian family changed forever as well as the first posting of  “Colonel Chronicles”.

365 days really does sound like a long time but, in some ways, it literally feels like last week. Then at other times if feels like an eternity.

I ended the first edition of Colonel Chronicles on May 4, 2011  with the following words:

But at the end of the day…
* Our God is still good.
* Our God loves my Dad more than I do. (hard to believe…but very true)
* Our God promises to never forsake us.
* I believe that God can and will be glorified through this no matter what.
* There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, no more fear.
* I have the best friends in the world.
* I can and will continue to pray for a miracle.
I like to reflect. I like to ponder. I like to think. I like to learn. What good would a life lesson be if I it simply turned into an anniversary and memories?
But at the end of this year….
* Our God is still good.
* Our God loves my Dad more than I do. (not as hard to believe as it was a year ago.)
* God has been glorified through this in too many ways to type. I believe He will continue to use this for His glory.
* There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, no more fear. You can read about it in Revelation 21:4
* I have the best friends in the world.
* God gave us many miracles and continues to do so.
Not profound. Not highly intellectual. Just from the heart and full of truth.
My Dad’s devotion book says this today…
“This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls…”Hebrews 6:19
“Jesus is the constant connection between you and the Father – always representing you to Him, and helping you to understand what He is doing. He is the perfect minister to your soul because He provides unbroken communication between you and the Creator.  Jesus never waivers – even when everything around you is sinking. Therefore, take this hope as an anchor for your soul today. Jesus has a secure hold on you. And because of Him, you have smooth sailing with God.”
Dear God, thank you that you are my sure anchor and that I don’t have to drown in my circumstances. I praise you. Amen.