Friday, August 17, 2007


The following was posted on our PILGRIM PALS site earlier this week. I've been battling cellulitis again...this time in my arm and elbow. They disconnected me from the intravenous this morning which is a huge relief. I'll continue to take the antibiotics orally for another week. Thanks so much for your prayers!

Good morning, dear ones! I had a good night's rest. Didn't get all tangled up with my intravenous tube. God truly gave me "songs in the night". Now I'm up and preparing to go home for another intravenous treatment. The nurse is scheduled to arrive at 9:30 a.m. We'll see.

Running through my mind this morning as I write this post is the phrase, "strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow". That's what is ours as redeemed children of God. Nobody can take that away. I'm rejoicing in the truths expressed by Thomas Chisholm in his great hymn, Great Is Thy Faithfulness.

Sing it with me today, dear Pilgrim Pals:

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.


Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Hallelujah! We DO have blessings that cannot be numbered!

Have a good and godly day!

~ David

NOTE: Special thanks to our beloved friend SAIJA for this excellent photo! We love you, dear one!


  1. That is a very beautiful picture from Saija, as always. I'm sorry you have been sick. But you are praising Him anyway, as the word tells us to do. I see you and I both like to sing scripture. :-)

  2. Brother David,
    I took the time to actually sing this great old hymn. My name is Catherine and I am a fellow pilgrim, making my way to the Celestial City, just looking for some fellow travelers on blogs.
    Yours in Christ,