I never know when I turn on my computer what will be there – some times something funny – some times something interesting and then some times something that touches my heart deeply, as it did this morning.
When Facebook came up, on my screen there was the news of a dear, dear, dear friend who has been ushered into the presence of his Lord. Keith Forster. I can only imagine the moment – the second – when after all these many, many years of doing the Lord’s work on the field of missions, he was in the presence of his Lord whom he loved so dearly for so long.
I want to post once again, his testimony of not long ago. It stands tall – solid -strong. He said:
“The verse I was given that day (meaning the day when he felt the call of the Lord on his life) was 1 Chron. 28:20. ‘Be strong and courageous and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God….is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until ALL the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.’
Keith went on to say, ” In 1963 this verse was 100% promise. Now I gratefully testify that the verse is 100% testimony to God’s faithfulness. He HAS been with us. He HAS NOT failed us…AND…He has given us the privilege of finishing ALL the work to which He called us. We serve an incredible God.”
Oh, yes!!!! We do!!!! We serve an incredible God!!!!!.
Wilma, his dear wife, is now without her lover, her earthly encourager, and is rejoicing because…..Keith is with his Lord. We can rejoice and yet have tears – that is the way it is when the Lord saturates your very being. God gives us the strength to rejoice and to have tears all at the same time because we KNOW where he is – it is not wishful thinking but a concrete slab of a tsunami that has blasted the way through two lives on earth and yet left both, one with the Lord and the other, KNOWING beyond a doubt that when the day comes that the last breath on earth is taken, the next breath is WITH the Lord. Praise His Holy Name~~~~~~~~AMEN!!
Looking forward to another kind of a Day, some day. Marge