For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom,
but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
It is good to give thanks, though this season has seen an Editor lost with a system crash, and myself waylaid by virus, trojan, and challenges...., it is good to give thanks.
I thank you, even as I thank God for the Call to Cry out to Him and you with the Blogs...
May he, the Spirit of God, annoint and appoint as he so chooses the Words we may share and the encouragement we all need to continue on in the Lord.
What He has begun...,
He will accomplish.
Michael James Stone Dec 1 2009