Held Fast

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Last week, I had the privilege of taking Jacob with me to the Together for the Gospel Conference in Louisville, KY.  Time nor space allows me to describe all that it meant to me, especially getting to share an experience like that with my son (and, hopefully, Andrew’s time is coming, too!). IMG_6001 I will say that one of the surreal moments I had as a father was following a tour group around as Jacob participated as a prospective student of Boyce College!  Obviously, no decisions have been made, but as a two-time graduate of Southern Seminary (which is also home to Boyce), it was an odd feeling to be there in that capacity.

At the beginning of each T4G session, we spent time in worship.  It’s something you just have to experience to get a grasp of the sense of awe: 10,000 voices singing simple, often very old hymns, to the accompaniment of an extraordinarily gifted worship leader/pianist.  I get excited and impatient when I think that’s just a little bitty foretaste of heaven!

One of the hymns we sang has come to mean a great deal to me.  It is a reminder of all God has done to secure me, both now and for eternity and I hope it can be a comfort and encouragement to you, regardless of the circumstances you face.  Maybe today you need to be reminded — He will hold me fast!