When Scripture Speaks

          What a crazy morning! I received a call from my husband that my father-in-law was heading to the ER. Dad was unresponsive, his blood pressure was low and I was prepared to arrive and find that he had gone home to be with the Lord. BUT, he was stabilized when I arrived. When we left the ER Dad was sleeping and I then needed to drive Dave back to his car about half an hour away. Since all was well for the moment, I wanted to get back to work before I lost the whole day.

          When I arrived at Keswick I needed to send a fax (which was not working for me), get some mail, get back to the office. Oh yeah, eat something real quick and get to the voicemails. Whew! I sat at my desk and turned over my personalized scripture card that was before me.  This is what I read:

    Dear Kathy, May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting comfort and hope which we don’t deserve, comfort your heart with all comfort, and help you in every good thing you say and do. II Thessalonians 2 :16,17

          There is nothing like scripture that speaks to you when you need it most. I needed comfort for my heart after the hecticness of the morning. I needed to be encouraged because I am not a nurse. I want to serve my father-in-law in these days but feel inadequate when it comes to his medical care. However, the Lord reminded me that I can still say and do things for Dad that will minister to his heart as God’s plan for him continues to unfold. This is only one example of how scripture speaks to us. I pray today that you will remain in His Word so you may hear His voice and be encouraged for what God is calling you to do.


Kathy Withers

Kathy’s on staff at America’s KESWICK in the Development Department. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 28 years.  They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and has taught Sunday School and Bible Studies for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.

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