“I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray. Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways. By your mighty power you rescue those who seek refuge from their enemies. Guard me as you would guard your own eyes. Hide me in the shadow of your wings.”
Psalms 17:6-8 (nlt)
MAMA AND DADDY DIDN’T SPEND TIME WITH EACH OTHER ALL THE TIME. Maybe that’s why we had a happy home. Both of them spent time alone … and with the Lord.
Early, early in the morning, Daddy could be found in his big chair with his Bible and a pen. Then he would get up and turn around. Kneeling before God, heaven came down and glory filled his soul.
Mama was a rather quiet, sweet lady. She would “sneak” into the front bedroom; the one with the plastic on the love seat and bed (no one ever went in there but Mama). Oh how she prayed; just she and the Lord. God talked to her and answered her prayers.
“There is a place of quiet rest,
near to the heart of God,
a place where sin cannot molest,
near to the heart of God.
“O Jesus, blest Redeemer,
sent from the heart of God,
hold us, who wait before thee,
near to the heart of God.”
(Cleland Boyd McAfee)