Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ally met the consultant in the concourse

The consultant let slip that we would be meeting oncologists so it looks likely that they think there's something malignant about it but we really just have to wait for the lab results which could be several days. Pads has to get stronger for whatever might come next. At least this further prepared us for bad news after we had been clinging a bit to them saying he probably had something benign.
I have to say it's not very easy being in church when singing hymns like 'I saw a new vision...' (see below, by our Pastor Emeritus) like we did this morning but I also have to say that I did see something in the Saviour I'd not seen before - something like a profound and expansive view of His eternal glory, not visible except to the eyes of my soul.
I saw a new vision of Jesus,
A view I'd not seen here before.
Beholding in glory so wondrous,
With beauty I had to adore.
I stood on the shores of my weakness,
And gazed at the brink of such fear.
'Twas then that I saw Him in newness,
Regarding Him fair and so dear.

My Saviour will never forsake me
Unveiling His merciful face.
His presence and promise almighty,
Redeeming his loved ones by grace.
In shades of the Valley's dark terror,
Where hell and it's horrors hold sway,
My Jesus will reach out in power,
And save me by His only way.

For yonder a light shines eternal,
Which spreads through the valley of gloom.
Lord Jesus resplendent and regal,
Drives fear far away from the tomb.
Our God is the end of the journey,
His pleasant and glorious domain.
For there are the children of mercy,
Who praise him for Calvary's pain.

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