Thursday, January 25, 2007

'Cast thy burden on the Lord'

Cast thy burden on the Lord, and he shall sustain thee. We are seeking to cast our burden on the Lord. It seems at times it is too much for us to bear to be without little Joel. We cannot bear this on our own, but we know that the Lord can bear it for us and sustain us. We will be, Lord willing, at the church from 12:30 to 1:30 tomorrow to visit with those who come from out of town. We are very thankful for the kindness and prayers of so many that we know, and those that we have never met. The Lord is truly good, and it is a blessing to be amongst His people.


Stephen said...

I wish that my family and I could be there. We will continue to pray for you.

Michelle Crook said...

Our hearts are heavy today ... along with all of you. The Lord will be your strength today ... as He is there with you. Continuing to uphold your family in prayer. Crook Family, Kansas

Deborah said...

I read this morning from Psalm 26:12, "My foot stands on a level place..."

You are standing in Him, and He is bearing you up.

We are praying with and for you this difficult day.

Ken, Debbie, and Lisa May Fields

busymom3g said...

Dear Terry & Cindy,
Again I say ou hearts are breaking with you and wish there were human words to say that would take just amoment of your pain away but there isn't thanksful though that God in all His wisdom has all we need and more. That leads me to tell you that as I was studing AWANA with the girls it was no mistake that this was one of our verses this week. Colossians 4:2 Continue ins prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving. James 4:14 - 15 Whereas ys know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appearth for alittle time and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, "If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this , or that."
As I sat with tears in my eyes the girls asked what was wrong and all I could say is that was the answer for Joel and his journey. They had asked several questions as to why God chose not to let him get better and I told them we wouldn't konw on this side of heaven but God had a plan and we shouldn't question that. While I know this won't bring complete peace let it remain in your heart and remember God is now and always in control.
We finished with prayer for you all and we are continuing on with prayer for you during the days to come.

Rest In Him,
Leslie Medlock

Ron said...
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Ron said...

Terry and family,

I am so sorry that you are having to lay your little one to rest. I know that you know; God was not surprised when Joel went to sleep, and He welcomed him home to victory.

I don't know any comforting words to say, but I am confident that Joel is now experiencing the fullness of God's love. That is a prize beyond measure.

We are praying for you all.

Ron Magar

Emma R. said...

I read this tonight and thought of you
Behold, children are a blessing from the Lord. The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like the arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them.
- Bible - Psalm 127:3-5

Remember always that Joel was a true blessing not only to your family but those who read his story, he touched so many. Though your quiver is a little lighter these days, remember he is never truly gone, just waiting for you in heaven.