On My Mind

September 6, 2010 — 6 Comments

Music is a big part of who I am.  The two songs below are resonating in me right now as my dad and step-mom died in a car accident over the weekend.

We are still grappling with it all, but the certainty is:

  • God is faithful, His ways are higher than mine, and (not but) I will worship Him in His graciousness and sovereignty.
  • Jesus wept, so we weep.  Jesus grieved, so we grieve; though differently than those without hope given by God.
  • My dad, my step-mom, and my mom (who went to be with Jesus a few years ago) are all worshiping Jesus with perfect and whole bodies.
  • One day, I and my family will stand beside them and worship Jesus together again.

Soli Deo Gloria!

Blessed Be Your name [song story]:

Every blessing You pour out I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away, You give and take away
My heart will choose to say, Lord, blessed be Your name

Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your glorious name

Joy [story behind the song]

6 responses to On My Mind

  1. 

    Dennis,
    There are no words. So, please know we love you guys and grieve with you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do during this difficult time.
    Praying,
    LeAnn

    • 

      Dennis, Tammy and I are so sorry for this tragedy and the loss you have as a result and are praying for comfort to you and your family. You are such a steady and strong person in Christ. Thanks for your example.

      Rich

  2. 

    … praying. and simultaneously pained and encouraged to the heart in reading this …

  3. 

    I’m thankful for the early years that I was part of your BoyScout years when we became a family enjoying one anothers vacations, kitchen duties, youth ventures in Mexico etc. Seeing first hand your parents love for our Lord. One day we will be singing HIS praises face to face just like your parents are doing right now. My love and prayer support for these difficult times of loss for all your family members.

  4. 

    Dennis,
    I’m so sorry to hear this. I’m praying for you this morning. May God’s grace and peace be yours abundantly today.

    Tom

  5. 

    Hi Dennis,
    I’m very sorry for what happened. We’re praying for you and your family and relatives. Just want you to know that He cares and loves you.

    Careth,
    Jim, Kit, TJ, Jaimee, Dani
    ANDAYA

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