Sunday, November 1, 2009

What Never Changes

We had a tent revival this past week. Silas and I made it to the pm services through Wednesday. Wednesday night he was playing, saying "Amen preacher", and playing with Mrs. Chris' necklace. He was a great trooper. He endured hardness. Last night he was in great pain for a few hours. We gave him some extra medicine to settle him, but the look of pain never left his face. Nick and I, and several of the children were praying the Lord would take him on home (to Heaven). We moved him to his bed in our room and gave him his turtle, which he hasn't wanted for days. He cried for a second sometime after 2am. and he never cried out again. I got up this morning and knew he was gone, I couldn't hear him breathing. I woke Nick, and the rest is done. The thing is, he had such a peaceful look on his face. He was holding his turtle, and smiling. Obviously, the Lord took the pain away before he took him. We haven't made any arrangements yet. We are very thankful for the Lord's mercy and answering our prayers. We are thankful for everyone who has and is praying for us. We know we will be needing it.
One of the songs that was sang this week really helped Nick and I. We actually had it on all day yesterday, repeat is a nice thing. The title is What Never Changes

What Never Changes

I've seen things along the way,
I've seen some trouble in my short days.
Through it all, I have no fear.
See, I had a friend who was always near.

And if the sun were to fall,
if the oceans were to dry.
If the mountains were to crumble,
I wouldn't bat an eye.
For I stand upon the Rock,
the Rock of Ages.
No matter what may come,
What storm around me rages,
I stand upon what never changes.

Sometimes the way looks bleak,
Cause we're just human, and we are weak.
Take it from me,
If the road gets rough
He'll be there to pick you up.

And if the sun were to fall
If the oceans were to dry.
If the mountains were to crumble
I wouldn't bat an eye.
I stand upon the Rock
He's the Rock of all the Ages.
No matter what may come
What storm around me rages,
I stand upon what never changes.

God's love never changes. His being there for me has never changed. He has always been loving and kind. He's the Rock I've held onto through all of this, and I sure am thankful that he never changes.


  1. We are so very sorry for your loss, but are so grateful that God saw and performed what was best for little Silas. He is in a better place and we praise the Lord for that. You are all in our prayers and our love is with you during this time of loss, grief and rejoicing. God is so good.

  2. In moments like these there are no words. But I do know that His mercy and grace are sufficient for every moment that we walk through. I am praying for your family and that you will feel His grace holding you up as you walk this out...that you would know more now than ever that He loves you. Silas is more whole than he has ever been. We are praying.

  3. Cindy Morris put you on her blog so I jumped here. I am so so very sorry for this loss and my heart aches for you. I am glad to know the sweet little boy is in no more pain and sitting in the arms of our Lord. I pray God will hold you in this time and give you strength for the days ahead. You will meet again one day so hold on to that promise. Bless you and your family and just lean on Him as your Comfortor and Healer.

    A Sister in Christ-

  4. Selfishly, and almost foolishly, my heart aches. What perfect words Pastor Buddy had about Silas' body being his tent. How very true. God just has some people using their tents shorter than others. We are only pilgrims here, passing through. Silas brought Glory to God in his body here on Earth, and that's all that matters. I am still yet reminded at how small we humans are. I can't pinpoint why I am reminded of that. Maybe it's because we feeble minded people mourn a temporary life. We have a hard time looking at the whole. We forget about eternity. Maybe that's why. I still can not pinpoint. I know you know this, and that I've say it so much, but I love you all. May Father surround you with the Grace that you need for all the proceeds!

    Ms. Elsie
    "I will still Praise Him"
    "If we win, we Praise Him, If we loose, we Praise Him."

  5. I too came over here from Cindy Morris's blog. My eyes are wet as I read the story of sweet Silas. Oh, how my hearts hurts for you; I will pray for you tonight and in the days ahead.
    My husband and I have 12 children and are missionaries in Mexico. Our oldest was diagnosised with a tumor a week after we began deputation; the Lord healed him. But the trials have gotten more and greater the longer we have been here on the field.
    Dear Sister, I can't imagine how your heart hurts. Cling to the One who does know. Cling to the promises in His Word. Don't let Satan use this to discourage you from serving the Lord wherever he calls.
    Through each trial and heart ache, I have learned more and more how much God loves me, how much I need Him, how very good He is, and oh how He has worked in and changed me.
    He is so faithful. May He wrap His arms around you tonight and in the many hard days ahead.
    Every joy or trial cometh from above,
    Traced upon our dial by the Sun of Love,
    We may trust Him fully all for us to do,
    They who trust Him wholly find Him wholly too.

    Stayed upon Jehovah hearts are fully blessed,
    Finding as He promised perfect peace and rest.

  6. I wish there was something I could say, but I feel so inadequate to offer any words of comfort or encouragement. The very best that I can do is the ONLY thing I can do, and that is to be praying for your family.

  7. I am here via Cindy's blog. She asked us to pray for your family. That is exactly what we will be doing.
    So glad he is not suffering and in the arms of Jesus. However, I am so sorry for your loss. Oh what a blessing he was to your family!! He will be missed but the memories will last forever!
    I know this must be so difficult. God knows your pain. Lean on him.

  8. Praying for you.....please let me know if there is anything more I can do!!!!!


  9. Dear Karen,

    We met your husband and some of your children at our church's missions conference two weeks ago (East River Baptist in New Caney, TX). It was a great encouragement to see your family's burden for the Congo and how you have chosen to give all for the service of Jesus Christ.

    I am thankful that sweet Silas is with Jesus but my heart breaks for you and your family, dear Karen! For your missing of him.

    My youngest son Christian passed away in August 2008, just shy of his 4th birthday. It has been a difficult road but I can testify with certainty that God is faithful! He gives much grace when much is needed. And He will be there for you and your family.

    Praying for God's comfort for you, a peace that passes all understanding, and joy in the midst of your tears.

    Love in Christ,
    Marsha Drews

  10. May the Lord bring your family great comfort, love, and peace. We are praying for your family! Blessings and love in Messiah, Sharra

  11. It must have been hard to update your blog at this time so thank you for doing it. We are very sad to hear the news and we'll be thinking of you all. That's a great song.



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