September 29, 2021
“Be careful that you don’t forget the Lord your God by failing to keep his commands, ordinances, and statutes that I am giving you today. When you eat and are full, and build beautiful houses to live in, and your herds and flocks grow large, and your silver and gold multiply, and everything else you have increases, be careful that your heart doesn’t become proud and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.” – Deuteronomy 8:10-14
Last night I read through the rough draft of a book that is being written about my father. Those of you who have known me long enough have surely heard the incredible story of my father. Twenty-six years ago he was involved in a very serious motorcycle accident that caused severe brain damage. We were told that, if he did survive, he would remain in a coma and on life support, and never be able to function again. Long story short, despite the fact that half of his brain has been completely destroyed by the accident, my father walks, talks, sings, laughs, and lives a full life. If you met him today you would never know the severity of the injury he lives with. The doctors have no explanation for how this is possible. Every day of my father’s life now is nothing short of miraculous!
As I read through this book, it reminded me of all the tears, all the prayers, all the fears, all the miracles, and all the times God provided in amazing ways. I was reminded of how incredibly good our God truly is! Then, this morning something wonderful happened. I woke up with great peace. The time I spent remembering all God had done for me and my family empowered me to face today with great confidence that God is still working in my life. That same God who watched over us all those years ago is still walking with me today.
So, I encourage you, take a moment to remember the ways that God has rescued and protected you in the past. Take a moment and remember the deliverance you have experienced in your life. And let those memories give you strength and confidence for today.
In Christ’s Service,
Pastor Shane Cannon