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Not Happy & Heidelberg Catechism

August 25, 2011

My dear choir friend died yesterday. She was diagnosed with an extreme case of leukemia about the time Dad was placed on hospice. After much prayer she & her husband decided not to extend her life by a few weeks undergoing chemo which would have made those extra weeks utterly miserable.

I got to see her on the Sunday I got back & didn’t sing in the choir. She told me, “I’m fine!” when we hugged & I told her, “I’m not! I don’t like this!” to which she laughed & hugged me again.

Her precious husband has been my counterpart in choir for this past year. Every Wednesday when I would come in early to lead prayer for the choir before practice, he would be sitting in the sanctuary either writing poetry or praying. How I love this godly man.

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(She taught me to play handbells.)

Anyway, I am ready for August to end, for summer to end. I have had enough & am not happy this morning…

Heidelberg Catechism
Completed in 1562, the Heidelberg Catechism was published in January of the following year.

Q. 1. What is your only comfort, in life and in death?

A. That I belong–body and soul, in life and in death–not to myself but to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ, who at the cost of His own blood has fully paid for all my sins and has completely freed me from the dominion of the devil; that He protects me so well that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, that everything must fit His purpose for my salvation. Therefore, by His Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for Him.

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One Comment
  1. Sarie permalink
    August 25, 2011 5:26 pm

    AMEN!

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