Looking unto Jesus still.
When and old friend of our family’s was a young boy he went to the altar of his church and dedicated his life to the Lord for whatever or wherever the Lord might send him. Later as a young man he was in love with a young woman who had dedicated herself to foreign missionary service. Knowing, that due to his poor health, he would never be able to go overseas he did not disclose his feelings to her. She went to China and he stayed here.
Sometime while she was in China, she had a very severe case of smallpox and was not expected to live. The Lord healed her of the smallpox but she was broken in health and was not able to continue her work in China.
After her return to the States they met again and he was able to share his love for her and asked her to be his wife. They served the Lord together for many years. He spent many years as a professor of Bible in several Bible Colleges and became a godly example and a dear friend to many of his students.
As an old man he came to visit us and told us that he had gone to the place where that little church had stood and where he had years before given himself to the Lord for His use. He said that it now had become some kind of parking lot. He looked around and determined where the building had stood and more importantly where the altar had been. At that spot, all alone, he knelt on the pavement and said to the Lord, “It is still YES!” Looking unto Jesus still.
My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. Psalms 57:7
…For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. II Timothy 1:12
Can We Pray? Before you oh gracious God and Savior I want to determine. I will praise you still. Though the path be strewn with sorrows and my way be set at times in suffering. I want to praise you still. And when plenty sweeps over me in waves of release let me never be released from this bond. I want to praise you still. Lord Jesus it is still yes. Amen