I have been so blessed by all the people around me! It’s been great to have my sister Heidi here all week just doing things, as other sisters (and friends I call sisters). I was actually thinking it was awfully kind of my mother to have 10 children because siblings have been great, but I also have so many sisters in my own community–all Christlike friends that strengthen my faith in God and in my Redeemer.
Yesterday in church we sang as the closing hymn. “I know That My Redeemer Lives.” (hymn#139 LDS hymn book). Of course, I couldn’t sing without crying. I also couldn’t choose between the 1st and 2nd verses, so I have to include both.
1st: “I know that my Redeemer lives, what comfort this sweet sentence gives! He lives, he lives, who once was dead. He lives, my every living Head. He lives to bless me with his love. He lives to plead for me above. He lives my hungry soul to feed. He lives to bless in time of need.”
2nd: “He lives to grant me rich supply. He lives to guide me with his eye. He lives to comfort me when faint. He lives to hear my soul’s complaint. He lives to silence all my fears. He lives to wipe away my tears. He lives to calm my troubled heart. He lives all blessing to impart.”
I feel so richly blessed by my Redeemer and all of you!. Love, Melanie