GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU
As I am writing this article, I am thinking about this coming Friday Oct 19, and what it means to me. It is the day, 17 years ago, that my husband Karl passed away. It is never an easy day to get through, even after all these years have gone by. And yet, here I am.
My thoughts turn to the day he passed and Rev Little was at my house talking to me about the funeral plans. When someone dies suddenly, it is almost impossible to think of anything, because of the disbelief and confusion to what has just occurred. Decisions are incredibly hard to make and nothing seems to matter. But somehow, through all of it, I was able to come up with some songs for the funeral. I didn’t even have to think very hard, probably because my whole life I have been surrounded by hymns. One of the songs I picked was “God will take care of you”, # 421 in our hymnal. In the midst of the sadness and tears and heartache, my faith in God was able to come through and whisper in my ear, “You’ll be ok, I will take care of you.” That didn’t mean it would be easy, or I would not feel the pain, but I knew I would be ok… someday.
Be not dismayed what e’er betide, God will take care of you.
Beneath his wings of love abide, God will take care of you.
Through days of toil when heart doth fail, God will take care of you.
When dangers fierce your path assail, God will take care of you.
All you may need, He will provide, God will take care of you.
Nothing you ask will be denied, God will take care of you.
No matter what may be the test, God will take care of you.
Lean weary one, upon his breast, God will take care of you.
God will take care of you, through every day, o’er all the way;
He will take care of you, God will take care of you.
We all face difficult times and we will have losses and heart ache but we have a loving God who will wrap His arms around us in love if we let Him in. I hope that this hymn can comfort you in your times of need.
I have been blessed with nine grandchildren in the last 16 years, and each one has filled that giant hole in my heart so that the ache has softened to sweet memories and these little ones continue to create new and wonderful memories for me. I am grateful to God for providing so much love!!
A month ago, Tess D. our choir director for the past few years resigned her position at the church. Please know that this was not because of conflict but for personal reasons on her part. We will miss Tess and her contributions to worship at Mt. Vernon. And we pray for nothing but the best for her and her family.
This past Sunday October 14th the Session hired Phil H. as an interim choir director. Phil is a member of the church and a graduate of Waynesburg University with a degree in music. Phil is excited for this new opportunity and we are thrilled to have him. We look forward to seeing Phil’s gifts in action as he works with Lynn to lead the choir.