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Words to Remember

Last night our fellowship group got together to remember Pat King, our beloved friend and hostess. She died within days of receiving the diagnosis of Myeloid Leukemia. Somebody read the words she had given to each of us at our last physical meeting before lockdown. They will be her permanent message to us.

Lord – I believe

Lord God – I believe that you love me and that you made me for a purpose.

Lord – I believe that I shall not die a moment sooner or later than you decree.

Lord – I believe I shall suffer neither more nor less than you decide.

Lord – I believe that I shall complete the work that you have planned for me to do on earth.

Lord Jesus, as you died and rose from death, so I believe that I too shall rise from death.

Lord – I believe that in that resurrection I shall see and understand all that is hidden from me now.

Lord – I believe that because of this resurrection, new life springs out from every kind of death.

Lord – I believe that all my dear ones in the same way, are safe in your capable and moulding hands.

Therefore Lord – I believe that all anxiety is sin and I renounce it as unnecessary, wasteful and hurtful.

And Lord – I commit myself to you with all my heart to be set free to live and love and serve your children.

Memorial service leaflet

Exceptional Gifts

On Monday night, our fellowship group had our “last supper.” We all saw how things were going and knew it would not be long before South Africa, too, faced a lockdown. As a group, we watched the president’s address which confirmed it.

Although I had been expecting it, I was surprised by my own reaction of shock. I have been on-and-off tearful since. I don’t know what’s the matter with me. I do not fear the virus at all. I think I am mourning for a lost way of life.

Two exceptional gifts have helped stabilize me. The first is a laminated statement of faith which was a gift from our hostess, who always provides wonderful suppers for our meetings.

It reads:

Lord God – I believe that you love me and that you made me for a purpose. Lord – I believe that I shall not die a moment sooner or later than you decree. Lord – I believe that I shall suffer neither more nor less than you decide. Lord – I believe that I shall complete the work that you have planned for me to do on earth. Lord Jesus, as you died and rose from death, so I believe that I too shall rise from death. Lord – I believe that in the resurrection I shall see and understand all that is hidden from me now. Lord – I believe that because of this resurrection, new life springs out of every kind of death. Lord – I believe that all my dear ones in the same way, are safe in your capable moulding hands. Therefore Lord – I believe that all anxiety is sin and I renounce it as unnecessary, wasteful and hurtful. And Lord – I commit myself to you with all my heart to be set free to live and love and serve your children.

Yesterday, as our motor-home needed a run before we are all confined to our homes, we went to the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens where I received my second exceptional gift – the reminder of how great and creative our God is.

Every day, everywhere, are reminders of God’s glory. Let’s keep our eyes open to see Him and our ears attuned to His voice.