Much has happened since my last posting. In fact I had a message ready to post about eight or nine days ago; but when I tried to post it, my browser would not respond. I tried and tried but to no avail. The following morning, I called my daughter who lives next door and asked if her internet was working. It was. To this day, I still don’t know what happened technically.
This morning is the first time since then I have readied myself to return to the Blog. A few minutes ago, before beginning to write this, I looked back at the date and time I closed that unpublished blog, it was October 20th at 1:24am. What I did not know nor have any earthly idea when I saved that blog was in less than ten hours my last surviving sibling and my last ancestor of my immediate family would be called into eternity.
This has been a difficult time for my family and for a broad community-at-large. My brother’s funeral was just three days ago. Yet one fact has not failed: God is a very present help and His peace and grace He grants liberally to sustain us.
As I wrote his obituary a week ago today and have since had people share memories of him, I’ve gained several powerful messages from the life and passing of my brother, Frederick Wilkie Fisher. Over the next week, I hope to share some of the messages gained with you and pray they will encourage and inspire you as they are beginning to do so with me.
God will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Him: because he trusts in thee. Isaiah 26:3
Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:2
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7