“Be faithful unto death and I will give you the crown of life.”
Before I joined the Church, and just after I started reading the Bible and trying to find God, I moved into a small efficiency apartment. This was the first time I had lived by myself. It was
a time of deep spiritual need for me. I did not know exactly which direction I was heading in my life. I felt scared and alone. As I lay down to sleep that night, I rolled onto my side and,
written very lightly in pencil in very small letters and almost hidden in the grain of the wood, was the scripture above. I was overcome with warmth, peace, and calm. I knew I was in His
OH HEAVENLY FATHER, FORGIVE ME FOR EVER DOUBTING YOU, FOR EVER QUESTIONING YOUR POWER. YOU KNOW EVERY LEAF ON EVERY TREE, EVERY HAIR ON EVERY HEAD, AND EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART.YOU ARE MY LIFE, MY VERY BREATH. THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU ARE NOT MY FIRST THOUGHT, WHEN I FEEL I CANNOT GO ON IN THESE TIMES, YOU GIVE ME STRENGTH AND WASH AWAY MY DOUBT. I AM YOUR CHILD, FATHER. WITHOUT YOU, I AM NOTHING; WITH YOU, I AM EVERYTHING. LET MY HEART ALWAYS HEAR YOUR SONG, THAT MY FAITH SHALL NEVER FALTER, THAT I SHALL ALWAYS KNOW I AM SAFE IN YOUR ARMS. AMEN.
– Shared by Joel Pollock