February 9, 2013


The snow is piling up outside my window, smoothing out the bumps in the lawn, even hiding the landscape rocks in the garden. It is said to be the largest one day snowfall in southern Ontario in the last five years. The thick pure white covering reminds me of the need I have for a daily covering for my sins and imperfections which accumulate every day. God promises to make our sins which are red like crimson to become white as snow.

I am slowly, but surely losing more and more of my normal functions and abilities. That means, for example, a progressive loss of strength and control of my neck muscles. My head is hanging down more and it is getting difficult to control the mouse of my computer from my glasses. My jaw muscles are weaker, and it is more difficult to open my mouth in order to eat and have my teeth brushed. I am experiencing periodic spasms in my jaw muscles as well. This decline is not so obvious to my visitors, because it doesn't show on the outside, but the disease continues to progress.

Some days it is very hard for me to bear. I think 'how much more O Lord, how much longer'. But I need to be patient and wait for God's time, which is the best time. The Lord does not promise an easy journey, but He does promise His people a safe arrival. He promises to never leave us or forsake us, and that promise is true!



  1. Dear Jack,
    I continue to pray for you and Lena and family. A very difficult journey that you are asked to travel. I pray for you to feel God's loving arms around you in a very real and special way. Lena, I spoke briefly to you in Hamilton at the fundraiser dinner a few months ago. Blessings to you both.

  2. Thank you, dear brother. We very much appreciate the effort you take to communicate with us. We are blessed to see the grace God gives you to wait upon His perfect plan for you. May you continue to receive this blessed gift of submission through the tough hours of your suffering. The day is coming when you may experience Psalm 17:15, "When I righteousness at last Thy glorious face shall see, when all the weary night is past, and I awake with Thee to view the glories that abide, then,then I shall be satisfied."