Archive for January 11, 2009

There Is Balm in Gilead

There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole.  There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin sick soul,” are words from a song inspired by Jeremiah 8:22.  Tonight, I am hearing in my mind Bob Hunter singing this solo when we were in ACU, and again, hearing Tommy Carter sing it with the ACU A Capella Reunion Chorus on our 2008 CD.  

God keeps Dan and me sane by bathing us in the balm of His love.  Dan has had very few hours pain free lately.  However, Dan was able to walk  better today because the bandage was positioned better.

We just received word a few minutes ago that one of our Christian friends, Shan-Yee,  has connected us with one of the top specialist in sarcoma cancer who practices at The UCSF Mount Zion Cancer Center in San Francisco!  It’s good to be here.  We pray we can get in to see him soon.

Tonight, I close with this message from Sherrie, “Choose determined joy in the power of His Mighty Strength, because Nehemiah teaches Christians the power that defeats our Enemy [Satan] is joy, instead of worried sadness.  Nehemiah says, ‘… do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10-RSV).’  How do we have this supernatural joy?  The apostle John explains, ‘For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith (1 John 5:4).’ ” 

She goes on to say, “Jesus teaches Christians how we can have supernatural joy with peace because He is in control of everything that happens in our lives.  And, Jesus has already defeated Satan’s hurt.  Jesus says, “I have said this to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world (John 16:33).”  Joy defeats grief.  Joy defeats sadness.  Joy defeats Satan.  We have joy in the fact that God loves believers all the time, Jesus saves us everyday, and our home is in heaven forever with God and Christ.  “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away (Revelation 21:4).” — Anne and Dan

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