April 13, 2008

Lord, You Never Let Go

A more perfect song could not have been chosen for the end of church today. I've always loved Matt Redman's "You Never Let Go," but today is was extra encouraging, as if Jesus knew I needed to hear it.


Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I’m caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won’t turn back I know You are near

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Chorus:
Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We’ll live to know You here on the earth

Chorus

Yes, I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You, still I will praise You

This morning, Richard Waller, the man who I knew as Grandpa, passed away. It was a shock for all of us; we were not expecting to lose him so quickly. I have no idea whether or not his heart belonged to Jesus at the end, but I have hope. Hope in a merciful God who is "not willing that any should perish."

Please pray for my family, especially my Mom, who is taking it hard, and for my Uncle Jim, who did not get to say good-bye.

We love you, Grandpa, and we shall miss you. You will not be forgotten in this world, and we hope and pray desperately that we will see you in the next.

2 comments:

Lindsay said...

I'm so sorry honey. Mike and I will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Give your mom a squeeze for us. Call me anytime, lil sis.

love you
Linds

Mishel said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Grandpa...I'm praying for you all. Please give your mom a hug from me. Love you muchly...