Trust in the Lord with your whole heart
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Yesterday we lost a dear friend. He was 87 years wise, and I can tell you I never heard him say a bad word about anyone. He wrote his memoirs a year ago and the memories recorded there were as fresh as if they had just happened.
Wally joined the Navy when he was 17 and just three weeks later Pearl Harbor was attacked. Regardless of what happened in his life, through his words on that paper you could feel and see a sense of optimism and hope. His name is Wally Gee and he will be missed.
I do not know Wally’s favorite scripture, but this certainly had to be one of them. Sometimes we shield parts of our hearts, not just from acquaintances, but even from those closest to us, including God. Of course, we cannot hide anything from God, but we tend to hold back, and when we do we are not trusting in God with our whole heart.
I would ask you today to join with me in opening your whole heart to God, trusting in Him completely, submitting to him without reservation. He will make those crooked paths straight, and He will give you a godly wisdom that will amaze and astound you.
PRAYER: Father God, today we ask that you free us of all reservations that would prevent us from relying on you completely. Open our hearts, dear God, to the wisdom and guidance that comes only from you. Amen
One More Saint
in Memory of Wally Gee
One more tenor just joined the heavenly choir
One more sailor’s ship has just been retired.
One more father has gone on to meet the Son
and one more wife says, “Husband, your work is done.”
One less godly man will greet us on Sunday morning,
One less courageous man will stand firm to give us warning.
One less noble man will be here to lead and guide us
and one more daughter says, “Daddy, you always walked beside us.”
One more Christian has left his home on earth.
One more saint has arrived at his place of birth.
One more son of God has departed the family of man
and one more son says, “You always held my hand.”
One less day to spend with our dear Wally Gee.
One less smile to send our spirits home with glee.
One less memory to make with our dear friend
but one less painful day he will have to spend.
One more disciple to cross over to heaven’s shore.
One more faithful pilgrim to meet those gone on before.
One more time Wally Gee will greet God’s own
and one more time Jesus says, “Welcome Home.”
You quoted one of my favorite scriptures. The poem brought out the reality of heaven, where we who love the Lord will see Him, and our loved ones one day.