Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Yesterday we said our final farewell to Dad at the cemetery in Elgin, Ontario, next to where his Father and step-Mother are buried. Our committal service was a continuation of the celebration of Dad’s life. We read scriptures of our hope in Jesus, sang a few songs, and prayed with friends and family who joined us from that area where Dad spent much of his growing up years. We love you Dad…and we WILL see you again! – Ron

GOD ALONE!

Today’s Reading: Psalms 60-63

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

Al Khazneh (“The Treasury”) is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra. Like most of the other buildings there, this structure was carved out of the rock face. It has classical Greek-influenced architecture, and it is Jordan’s most popular tourist attraction. Psalm 60:9 asks the question, “Who will bring me into the strong city? Who will lead me to Edom?” This is Edom’s strong city, Petra (the rock).

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verses: Psalm 63:1-4

O God, You are my God;

Early will I seek You;

My soul thirsts for You;

My flesh longs for You

In a dry and thirsty land

Where there is no water.

So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,

To see Your power and Your glory.

Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,

My lips shall praise You.

Thus I will bless You while I live…

 

There are four Psalms in today’s reading. They describe four ways to pray. (1) “RESTORE us again!” (60:1b). — (2) “Hear my CRY, O God” (61:1a). — (3) “Truly my soul SILENTLY waits for God” (62:1a). — (4) “O God, You are my God; EARLY will I seek You” (63:1a). We are encouraged to pray prayers with meaningful content; to pray with fervency; to wait patiently on God; and to seek God first thing upon rising in the morning! Is that good counsel? Amen!!!

The words, “Wait silently for GOD ALONE!” (62:5a) focuses our attention on “GOD ALONE!” The only ultimate answer to life’s questions is in God. Our only refuge, security and peace are found in Him ALONE! The sooner we realize this truth, the sooner we will find real personal peace and security.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

First of all, Lord God, I bring You praise and worship! —— I’m presenting my petitions to You with fervency and urgency in my cry to You! —– I’m waiting silently in Your presence —– I’m doing this first thing this morning! You, O Lord, are my #1 priority. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I feel like singing! Why not join me? God will hear us all from all over the world and He will put our joyful noise together in the courts of Heaven as beautiful harmony (click here for a song by a precious little boy with the words from our key verse).

Yours for “God ALONE!”

David

 

20 thoughts on “Tuesday, October 3, 2017

  1. Thanks for including that photo, Ron–much appreciated. It must have been a very moving day for all of you. Your earthly body shall rest in peace, David, but your spirit is dancing and rejoicing in heaven–alive with Jesus and all the saints. God’s love and blessings to all, today. Because your love is better than life, our lips will glorify You, oh Lord!

    I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
    Psalm 118:17 NIV

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  2. Thank you for sharing this with us, Ron. What a blessed, blessed hope we have in Jesus! Yes, you will see your beloved father again! What an awesome reunion we look forward to soon! God bless you all, and may the Holy Spirit fill you with His comfort, peace and joy.

  3. Thanks, Ron, for sharing this photo of this very special time of saying goodbye to your dad. Along with the many beautiful photos Reynold provided were many family photos that were very important to your father. The importance of all his family to him was so evident in this blog. So is the love and faithfulness of you and other family members to him. Thank you also for your fauthfulness to this blog!

  4. Dear Ann & Ron: Thank you very much for continuing to post you dad’s words from his previous blog posts and enabling me to continue seeing Reynold’s wonderful photos. Thanks also for the photo of you at the cemetery in Elgin. It helped me say goodbye to David.

  5. Thank you for continuing even through this time of fairwell to David. May our Father be so very close to you all as you face the future. God is good.

  6. Lord God, we so need You. Please comfort and strengthen all your people today…may they find refuge in You today. In Jesus’s great name, amen

  7. Yes, thank you Ron for posting the photo of your Dad’s burial at Elgin. I shed a few more tears as your father made us feel like part of his family and having shared much of his life in his personal words, as well as sharing the Word with us which is precious. Praying for Norma Jean and all the Mainse family that the Lord will give you strength and comfort. Glad you are carrying on with 100words.ca. Thank you, Ann and Reynold and all the staff at Crossroads.

  8. Thank you Ron for sharing your Dad’s final journey here on earth with his blog followers, the inclusion is so precious to us, we are blessed. May God be your strength and guide as you carry the torch in the years ahead, telling the world that Jesus is the only way to true peace and joy.
    God, though your Dad, has established a firm foundation on which you can continue to build. Hold the banner high and press on. God is with you.

  9. Thank you Mainse family for sharing so much of your father’s life and now his passing with us. As with the beautiful, heart-felt, meaningful and sometimes humorous memories of David that you all shared at his funeral, you make us all feel like family. Thank you and God Bless you.

  10. Thank you so much for sharing such a special family time with us. My Dad went to be with Jesus on Oct.2, 2009, so your blog post is extra meaningful to me. I truly do understand how you are feeling. God’s strength and peace be yours in abundance.

  11. Thank you Ron for sharing this photo with us. I feel like I know you all so well and you are family. David’s stories about all of you have been wonderful to read. It has been very heart warming to see your family members following our Lord. It gives me hope that someday very soon my family will pick up the cross and follow Jesus as well. Norma Jean we think of you and your family and thank you for sharing David with us. God bless each and everyone of you.

  12. Yes I also want to say thank you for sharing your dad’s 100 words
    with us it is a continuation of your d ads hard work here on earth
    and for us to enjoy.. God bless you all .Especially Norma Jean
    Gods peace to you …Rosemarie,,,

  13. God bless you Ron for the photo of you final farewell to your Dad at the cemetery! A special memory to you and your family!

    Thank you also for continuing his legacy…this daily blog with us!!

  14. What a lovely gift you shared with us to be included, via your picture, of your dad’s graveside celebration. Of course we know he is not there but is resting in heaven ( or dancing) with our Saviour Jesus. Thank you too for continuing the blog.

    Prayers for all of you during these times. Safe in the arms of Jesus.

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