Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wednesday July 8, 2009

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26.

The last blog painted a dismal picture of my car’s health, but I am glad to say that it performed well on our return to Lethbridge, so much so, that I felt it would be fine for the journey out to Langley and back again. In fact, on the journey out it performed flawlessly and I am now comfortably ensconced in a spartan but restful environment at Trinity Western University—probably thanks to your prayers for me and it! I thank God for this and an uneventful thirteen hour drive, and pray the same for my return to Lethbridge Saturday.

I am increasingly thankful every day for my health, especially after some drastic surgery to remove a cancerous prostate. Again, not only is my car’s health—at least for this journey—in God’s hands, but I am progressively more aware that “God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” I managed to remember to put some CDs in the car, and listened to an old CD of Alex’s—I Will Praise Him—made by the Doug Moody Group here at the coast. I was reminded of the words “Thou hast multiplied thy mercies unto me; I will give praises unto Him,” words that ring truer the longer I live.

The reason for my journey here is twofold. It is the yearly conference of the Christian Congregation Churches in Canada (CCCC for short) and there are many old friends I have not seen for a decade to catch up with. Also I have a book signing at the Trinity Western bookstore on Friday, and trust that the book, or at least posters of it, will find their way to all parts of Canada—from Vancouver Island to the Rock (PEI). We are gratified at the publicity the book is getting, primarily owing to the hard promotional work by Ann.

So family and friends, we covet your prayers for protection and meaningful ministry while Ann and I are apart and for a joyful reunion again on Saturday. May God bless you all.