Be Still and Know

18 May

SUNDAY MEMORIES

 Judy Wills

JUDY

 

I’ve written before about my bout with cancer.  I seem to document my life with “before cancer” and then “after cancer.”  That’s probably not the best way to do it, but things just look different after cancer.

After I had been diagnosed – but before surgery and treatment – there was a minister/evangelist who came to our church for a weekend service.  He was not only a preacher, but also a musician.  Great voice…wonderful message.

I had known of the scripture – Psalm 46:10 (Be still and know that I am God) for many years.  But this BE STILLman performed a song that really touched me.  He used those words, but he inserted a couple of words that touched me deeply.  He sang “Be still – my child – and know that I am God.”  It certainly made that verse very personal to me.  It reminded me, again, that I am, indeed, a child of God’s, and that He loves me greatly.  I had known all that, ever since I had given Him my heart, but sometimes I just needed to be reminded of it.  God certainly got my attention with my diagnosis!

It was such a simple thing – just the addition of those two words in that song – but it meant so much to me at that time of my life.  And it’s something that I’ve never forgotten.  Nor do I want to.

7 Responses to “Be Still and Know”

  1. divoran09 May 18, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    What a lovely and comforting post for anyone, Judy. I thank God for you.

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  2. Bill Lites May 18, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    Alta: Why do you suppose I receive everyone’s (New Post) blog by email except my own? Any ideas? Bill

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  3. Old Things R New May 18, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    It’s amazing how personalizing a song or a verse cements it into our hearts. King David did this in his psalms. ” I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

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  4. Louise Gib son May 18, 2014 at 10:05 am #

    jUDY, THAT WAS A BEAUTIFULLY POIGNANT MESSAGE….GOD BLESS YOU. YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL SOUL.

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    • ludyja May 18, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

      Louise…..you are a jewel in my life.

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      • Louise Gib son May 18, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

        OH MY! hOW VERY HUMB LING! WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THAT???

        I WILL TREASURE THAT KIND REMARK. THANK YOU, ludyja

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