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I'll wait to see what God says ~ Habakkuk 2:1-2
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Oct 6, 2010

God Promises a Safe Landing

My big brother sent the following video to Dad this morning. I was so touched - so choked up - I couldn't read all the words the first time through. I couldn't even read them all the way through when reading them to dad the 2nd time. I had to watch it 3 times before I could show it to dad and read it in its entirety.

I still have a lump in my throat! I can't explain here but God knows my heart and He chose to show me favor today through this intended encouragement for Dad - from 'MY BIG BROTHER!'

The background song is "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" - my all time favorite song - the title song of Simon & Garfunkel's final album together, released January 26, 1970. The year I graduated from H.S.

For me, it's a love song from Jesus - always has been - always will be.

He's my BRIDGE.

My brother had no way of knowing this

But God....

I print out the lyrics here so that I never forget God's favor to me - all these years. Through it all, He's been there as my BRIDGE. He's here in the midst of this season too. The waters below are troubled...

But God ....

"When you're weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I'm on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you're down and out
When you're on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you

I'll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine
If you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind"

The words to dad - penned from my big brother - read this way (words of explanation in parentheses are mine).
"For dad
God has definitely given You a heavy cross to carry the last Few Years - from mom leaving (her celebratory transference to heaven in 02); the accident (car accident in 05); And the stroke (May of this year).....but the good is... It Is Not heavier than his (God's) and it must be Preparing you for something only He Knows."

Check out this video on YouTube:
God Promises a Safe Landing




I have played the song over and over for the last hour. It has done more for me than it could have ever done for dad. Dad's condition can't assimilate it to the depth that it has reached me. Truth is....I prayed a heart song to God last night before retiring for bed - this was God's immediate answer.

Thank you big brother - for allowing the nudge of the Lord to send me HIS personally, intimate reply to my heart's cry. I am most grateful that He used YOU to HUG me. :)

"My Dear Warrior Bride,
I am your Bridge over Troubled Waters
....The cross you carry was carried first by me - It is my Promise to you...I will get you to the Promised Land ...safely. You have my word on that. Do not lean on your own understanding but love the Lord your God with all your heart - mind - and soul and I will direct your paths. Though the way be dark and dreary, I will be your song of praise....and I will make a way... for you. I have laid my life down for you - your BRIDGE over troubled waters. Just walk.... it will be OK."

~ JUST WALK .....IT WILL BE OK ~

Love,
JESUS

It isn't just the song that hit me so strong - it was the message... carrying my cross the distance - as long as it takes and hopefully without complaining. Sometimes, it gets so heavy that I want to lay it down - makes me think of Jesus in the movie The PASSION. It became such an enormous task for JESUS - even Him. So, I can expect mine to be heavy too - but I think - like Jesus, God places people around us to help carry the load when it becomes too heavy. Jesus had a purpose and it meant carrying the old rugged cross to the finish line - But God provided another to walk with him - to carry it the rest of the way when it became too heavy. That is a powerful thot that just came to me. Isn't that just like GOD? I think God even sends angels to surround us and lift us up so the load is lighter. Scripture tells us that He won't give me anything that together He and I can't handle. I'm so counting on HIM!!

This video was encouragement to not give in and not give up! Run the race to the finish line.
Check out the vedio I added towards the bottom of my page here - after reading Lidj's post @ crown of glory... it is a POWERFUL post and passionate vedio.

Yesterday, marked the one year anniversary since my page here was birthed.

God's idea - not my own.

It has served to enlarge my window of fellowship. My territory has grown all across the globe through this one page. I'm not a prolific writer or 'poster' - this page is for my family. My legacy of FAITH. But God has enriched my life beyond measure with the relationships that He's brought into my world through my connections on the BRIDGE here. He called it 'THE BRIDGE' - He called it the BRIDGE, in reference to the dream that He gave me, as I share on the info about me on the lower part of this page.

As I walk, He enlarges my territory - and my FAITH. It is always my prayer that He somehow cause His LIGHT in me to shine forth to the nations who come to connect on The BRIDGE.

I am most grateful for your friendships near and far. This past year has been a trying year. You have helped sustain me through your very personal and perfect ways of encouraging me. I am blessed to call you all Friends.

I'll look for you in heaven when the roll is called up yonder! Don't ignore HIM - pick up your cross today, and follow HIM!

He's waiting to be YOUR BRIDGE to ETERNAL LIFE.

He promises a safe Landing!

Walk so close behind the SAVIOR that the dust of His sandals settles on your feet....

Just walk ~ it will be OK.

Hugs and prayers,
Patrina
His Warrior Bride in boots!

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