Tuesday, February 24
Bernie and Janet Dailey
And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you. - Acts 3:16 (NRSV)
In 2001 when Bernie and I walked through the doors of RPC for the first time, we were greeted by Jerry Bowden. We knew from his friendliness and love for this church, it was going to be our new church home.
After hearing Lane's inspiring sermon that Sunday, we knew we would be back. From that day forward, we knew who to turn to in a time of crisis, not knowing what was in our future; my surgeries and all our four children having very serious issues. Our lives took a huge Dump! There was a point shortly after our youngest son went to prison that we just wanted to give up everything including church. Truly, if there is a God, he would not do this to our family.
After a short period of time, some therapy and counseling, we started regrowing our faith. We grew positive in our life and "Faith" was restored.
We praise God each day for reassuring us as our faith grew. A door opened when our second son gave up his drugs and drinking and turned his life over to a Higher Power. He is now five years' clean. Praise God. We are still struggling with another son, but we have faith, that he too, will find his way. Our daughter has found new counseling that is working for her.
We thank God in all his mercy that we have such a wonderful church with everlasting support.
Holy God, I thank you for your faithfulness to me. Help me to respond in faith no matter what life brings today. Amen