Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Happy Birthday David Fisher!

Happy Birthday yes two
Only one will not do!
Born again means salvation
How many have you?

I know that you have two birthdays David Fisher and here is your story.

50 Years in God's Family

On April 6th, 2002 I celebrated 50 years as a child of God. A half century in God's family. Five decades of knowing Christ as my Savior and Friend. I'd say "Savior and Lord" but He hasn't always been Lord, in my life, sad to say. I can well remember the Sunday morning as a 6-year-old boy when my mother explained God's love to me. We knelt and prayed at the kitchen table and I became a young follower of Jesus. Did I completely understand the decision I'd made? No, but the Holy Spirit did His work and I realized that God had given His Son as a sacrifice for my sin. The pilgrimage hasn't always been easy. The road has had its bumps and detours along the way. But God has been faithful! He has been there each step of the way!

In the midst of life's storms He has been my anchor, my refuge, my lighthouse. A favorite scripture verse has been, "The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms." (Deuteronomy 33:27) As I look back over 50 years, I'm grateful for the godly influence of Christian parents who led the way.

Even as a boy, the Lord used Christian radio programs like Billy Graham's Hour of Decision and the Back to the Bible Broadcast to encourage me on my journey. Christian visionaries from the past like George Muller and J. Hudson Taylor taught me faith principles that would shape my life. Missionaries like Isobel Kuhn and Jim and Elisabeth Elliot impacted my life through their writings. God has blessed me over the years with faithful Christian friends who stood by me during the good times and the bad.

Looking back, I'm a blessed man. God has lavished His love on me through His Son, Jesus Christ, and allowed me to share His love with a hurting, lost world. Thank you, Father, for reaching down and saving me so many years ago. May my life make a difference in the remaining years that You give me. Thank you! Amen!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

To Mrs. Mac's Soldier Son

Dear Mrs. Mac

Ever since reading your comment I have been thinking about this song that I am now dedicating to your son.

I will have to say "To be continued!"
Have to pick up kids for Sunday School....Love Terry


Well Mrs. Mac, it must seem strange to you why I picked this video, so let me explain it to you.

Do you remember almost two years ago when your soldier son was home on leave and he wanted to obey His Lord and be baptised?

Well it was a great day of rejoicing not only for the Mac Family but to your Christian Blogger friends.

It was so nice, that I have copied and pasted your post.

Oh! I will be forever grateful to Passing-thru for teaching me this "skill"!

Mrs. Mac's Post
Saturday, December 16, 2006

Heaven's Rejoicing ... And Mama's Happy

"Tonight my dear son, Patrick, got baptized at church. We're pretty excited about his decision and pray the Good Lord will keep a close eye on him as he travels with the military and beyond. This mama is sleeping well tonight."


Terry said...
Dear Mrs. Mac...Heaven IS rejoicing!And I know that Mama is happy but I just bet there were a few tears of happiness in her eyes!!...Love Terry
Pat said...
I'm starting my morning with tears running down my cheeks. I rejoice with you. psI love the name Patrick!
Margie said...
AMEN! May God watch over your precious boy!
Maggie Ann said...
How precious!
Janet Rubin said...
What a beautiful thing! God bless him. My husband was baptized three summers ago after he got saved. There's just something really special about that. Last year I went to Israel and got baptized a second time (I figured it was kinda like renewing my vows) in the Jordan. That was wild!
David Warren Fisher said...
Mrs. Mac:You must have been thrilled! Thanks for your visits to my blogs!Have a wonderful day...enjoying Him!David/The Pilgrim
Mrs. Darling said...
How very precious!
Willena said...
You are truly blessed, Mrs. Mac... much cause for rejoicing! You and I share the same maiden name, but did I ever tell you I have a brother named Patrick? :-)
Northeast Iowa Mom said...
Wow! I haven't checked your blog since forever. Well, before the wedding, anyway. Great pictures, and this is the best news of all. I remember that young man when he was a very long skinny kid. :o)
gramma_s said...
I'm very happy for you. There is nothing makes a mother happier than knowing her children walk with God.

Gramma s is so right Mrs. Mac.. And the Lord agrees with her..

3 John 1:4I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Now do you see why I kept thinking of this song Mrs. Mac as far as your precious soldier son is concerned?

You see, Patrick has not only pledged allegiance to his flag and to his country, he has forever pledged allegiance to His God.

God bless him and keep him safe and bring home safely whenever his service is done!

God bless him and keep him and bring him Home safely or until the Lord does come to take us ALL Home where his service will NEVER be done!........Love Terry

PS I am sure that my Felisol and that Indian Princess Amrita and Mr. Jim and even more would have been here in the comments but that is before we knew them.!

Oh vanish the thought that there was ever a time we DIDN'T know them, eh?