What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Monday, September 16, 2013

"I Will NEVER Leave You Nor Forsake You!" Recycled

I just re-read this and felt like it needed to be said again...someone out there needs to hear this. I needed to hear it too.  Maybe this is for you today.

(Originally posted on 4/7/10 - when we had just learned that our son Matthew was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer.  Thankfully, 3 1/2 yrs. later he is still hanging in there, fighting this battle valiantly...but still in need of our prayers. Thank you to many of you who have been those prayer warriors, standing in the gap for us over these years. We thank God for you.)

Hebrews 13:5 says, "I will NEVER leave you nor forsake you."  Verse 6 says, "So we may boldly say: 'The LORD is my helper; I will NOT FEAR; What can man do to me?'" 
Then skip down to verse 8:
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever."

I could probably just stop right there and not write another word.  There really isn't anything better that I can add to that.  Jesus Christ is the same as He was 2000 years ago, when He walked upon the earth and went about doing good, giving sight to the blind, healing the sick, causing the lame to walk, and the deaf to hear. (See Matthew 11:5 and Isaiah 35:5-6) 

We may not be able to see Him physically, but we sure know He's here working...We see Him in the faces of many friends and even strangers, doctors and nurses, pastors and teachers, neighbors and co-workers, faces on facebook, and messengers on email...bringing comfort and hope and words of encouragement and answers to questions; bringing a cup of cold water to a dry and thirsty soul, sending hugs and kisses and saying prayers, and even having "little chats" with Jesus...these are the ways that God is blessing us through YOU!  That's how Jesus works today...through the people He has encouraged and motivated to be His ambassadors of hope and love...some may even be unwilling vessels, at least in their own minds, and yet God has chosen them to be a vessel of His love and grace and mercy to those of us who are hurting and uncertain of what lies ahead.

Jesus said He would never leave us or forsake us...He sent His comforter, The Holy Spirit, to indwell us and teach us and carry us when we can't keep going in our own strength. And He sent YOU. 

Thank you, dear friends, for your love. It means the world to us.
"We give thanks to God always for you, making mention of you in our prayers, remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father."  Amen.
(I Thessalonians 1:2-3)

Matt and his sweet family


  1. What a beautiful post, Pam. I do have your son Matthew (our son...the one who lives in Maine...his name is also Matthew) and his family on my prayer list. You are a blessing!

    1. Wow...we both have Matthews in Maine! Amazing! Where in Maine? We are going up in October.Can't wait to get there and love on my family. Thank you for your prayers. We know that God is able. Amen!

    2. Our family in Maine lives in a little town named Milo...they are about 45 minutes to an hour from Bangor. Where is it that your son lives? I hope the leaves are still on when you go in October! I love Maine!

    3. Matt and family live in Lyman, about 1/2 hour south of Portland. I am hoping for some leave too...they usually are at their peak when we go. We will be there Oct. 3-8. Our grandson's 14th b.d. is on the 6th, so that is why we usually go at this time of year...along with the fact that it is the most beautiful time to go!!

  2. Hi Pamela! I am coming over from Dianna's blog. Looks like you guys are great pals!

    i couldn't agree with you more about Jesus sending all things to us to let us know he's here. His grace surrounds us! How cool is that. And I am so happy that he will never leave. Thank you for your faith today!

    So nice to meet you!

    1. Thank you, Ceil. What a joy to make some new friends this way! Yes, Our Lord is such a comfort in so many places and ways...and He has promised to never leave us or forsake us. That IS very cool!
      Thank you for stopping by for a visit today. I am so happy to meet you. Hope to see you again soon!
      Blessings to you today!

  3. Hi Pam,
    Beautiful message of faith, we all need to hear. What would we do without our Lord and Savior? His sweet presence is our guide for the day. I continue to pray for your son and am so happy to hear you will be making a trip soon to see him and the family.

    1. Thank you, Nancy. I don't know where we'd be without Him...what a joy and fellowship we have because of Him. Thank you for your continued prayers for Matthew. God is blessing and giving strength day by day, and knowing that others are praying is such a comfort.
      Yes, we will soon be with Matt and family enjoying cooler weather and autumn leaves

      Thank you for stopping by today!


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