A Day to Rejoice

September 2, 2008 at 7:04 am Leave a comment

 

Praise God, Dan seems to be recovering from the last chemo treatment…no fever today!  He was strong enough by evening to sit at the dinner table with us.  His appetite is returning.  Some of the food is beginning to not taste like metal. 

He is still quite weak, but was able to receive visitors – one of whom was our son, Scott, from Montara, CA.! One of our special elders and his wife visited this evening.  They have been dear friends for almost 20 years.  I was also blessed to get to visit via Skype with my Bogi (from Sfantu Gheorghe but now married and living in Germany), and Adolf in SG.  To be shown love by so many people…I don’t know what to say.  We don’t deserve so much kindness, but these are special people that God has brought into our lives over the years.

Many who are helping us now are people that we helped in one way or another in the past.  God brought them to us.  God put a love in our hearts for them. Imperfect as we are, God has helped us mentor many people.  We have mentored so many because that was our joyful task given to us by God.  May you and we continue to be tools in the hands of our God to glorify Him.  That, too, is our task so well expressed by E. L. Ashford in the old song, “My Task.”  – – Anne and Dan

"To love someone more dearly ev'ry day
To help a wand'ring child to find his way
To ponder o'er a noble tho't and pray
And smile when evening falls
And smile when evening falls
This is my task

To follow truth as blind men long for light
To do my best from dawn of day till night
To keep my heart fit for His holy sight
And answer when He calls
And answer when He calls
This is my task

And then my Savior by and by to meet
When faith hath made her task on earth complete
And lay my homage at the Master's feet
Within the jasper walls
Within the jasper walls
This crowns my task

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