First of all I want to thank you all for all of the prayers that were brought before the throne of grace on both my and our behalf. I believe with all of my heart and soul that this is the only reason I am alive today. And not a one of you can convince me otherwise! There were literally tens of thousands of people praying for both me and my family. And that my dear friends is a very humbling place to be.
Since this whole drama began back in October of 2008, and since we (Sheila Streicher) were able to get this blog up and running about the second week of November, we have had just under 101,000 page views, with the busiest day being Feb. 27th…which must have been heart and lung clot day, when there were 5,449 page views. All this to say that this drama has not been played out only locally. This has been a wide spread God glorifying miracle. But even if it had turned out very differently God would still be glorified.
For may I remind you all of my original posting where I confidently quoted Romans 8:28, which speaks of God causing all things to work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purposes. This does not mean that all things are good. Not at all. Bad is bad and evil is evil. But it has been my firm conviction throughout this ordeal that this verse was true, as is all of God’s Word.
So when I read in the comments recorded here (of which I have read every one) of a church on the north side of Atlanta, Ga. when a good report was given and the church broke out into applause…for a perfect stranger…or maybe we’re not so much strangers as we are divided by denominations and such…Oh well I’m sitting here weeping as I pluck away on the keyboard with one hand (for though the right side continues to improve it’s not strong enough to type). And there are literally hundreds and thousands of you for whom this same tale could be told regarding smaller Bible study groups, etc. Thank You! This is about as close I can come to actually saying the words “Words cannot express how grateful I am for all of you.” Just give me some time though, and I’ll try to make things right with you all.
- If you are a pastor or leader in your church and you want to hear expository preaching promoted and demonstrated, and a biographical sketch of an important man from the past, join us Tuesday at 9:30 am here in Earlham at Crossroad Church. I plan to be there for at least some of it. We do these events three times per year at our church (not because of anything special about us but rather because we are geographically well suited). Hope to see some of you there!