Friday, July 6, 2012

Teach us to number our days

I recently received a newsletter where the writer made this comment -

The brevity of life can act as a spur to disciplined faithfulness. Each of us has a sphere of influence and usefulness. All our days and our deeds may be good for someone and for something.........

When I reflect on the way in which (someone's) life was, from an earthly perspective, cut short, I am reminded that there is a longer lived "morning" (Psalm 90:6) for all who are in Christ. We are daily face-to-face with the reality of suffering in one form or another. It is not for the Christian to flee from such difficulty or to deny the often ravaging impact of hardship. Instead, the believer turns to the TRUTH of God's Word FOR the living of his LIFE.

"So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:16-18).

(Alistair Begg)

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Some of you may have heard about the events of July 4th when several people were electrocuted while swimming. Two children were swimming when some kind of power shorted off of a houseboat and the children were electrocuted. One child died at the scene, the other was revived and air lifted to Knoxville Children's Hospital.

Here is a link of the news broadcast when the accident happened.

http://www.wbir.com/news/article/225567/2/Update-One-dead-in-electrocution-other-child-revived

We learned last evening that the second child, the 11 year old, did not make it and is now with Jesus. This little boy is the grandson of long time friends of ours.

Please pray for our friends, their son and daughter in law and the surviving children. One of their other children was in the water at the same time and she sustained some injuries but has been released from the hospital.

Thank you for lifting this family up in prayer during this incredibly difficult time.

"So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom." Psalm 90:12 ESV

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Here is an updated news report from Knoxville News -

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/jul/05/boy-11-extremely-critical-after-apparent-lake/?preventMobileRedirect=1

6 comments:

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Praying right now...

Vera said...

I had heard about this tragedy on the news. I lift their family and you right now to the comforting arms of our dear Jesus.

The Zeigler Homestead said...

So sad. Lifting them to the throne. May the family sense the loving arms of the Father holding them during this dark time.

Charlotte said...

What a sad thing. I had not heard about it. Wow, I will certainly add my prayers for the family.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Anita Johnson said...

What a horrible accident. i too will say a prayer for these heartbroken families.

Pamela said...

Heartbreaking. I add my prayers with the others.