Thirty six years ago when Jon was in seminary and I was working at the Bible School our alarm clock failed to wake us. The humiliation was such that we skipped supper for a couple of nights and bought an expensive $35 alarm clock with supersonic blaring alarms.
That clock is still sitting on our night stand faithfully proclaiming the time, day or night, easily readable with or without glasses. Within the last few months it no longer has the steam to give off the wake up honking noise, but with cell phones, it no longer is a requirement. Its blasting days are over.
I am so thankful to have many elderly friends and family members who allow me to visit! It sometimes overcomes them when they aren’t able to do some or many of the things that they did for years. Satan tempts them to forget that while they are drawing breath, the very God that saved them from their sins, who faithfully led them through their many years, and especially now is their hope and stay continues to shine in their lives. I need to hear the stories of God’s faithfulness to them, their hope that the best is yet to come, and their present trust in an unwavering trustworthy God!
Philippians 1:3(b)-6 (NIV) I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”