Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A PRAISE IN THE NIGHT

Milton, here:

I hope some will yet watch the last video. It is a passionate encouragement of faith and a challenge for living with eternal purpose.

Last night after the lights were out, we shared thoughts, hurts, and challenges we are facing. It wasn't a downer, but it was reality.

Then Kristy said, "Let's offer praise for God's goodness." I was hurting physically with a sore throat and just not feeling good as well as aching over watching her face such tough issues.

I'm the preacher but she was the praiser.

She began to offer thanks and praise -- for her husband, family, friends, thanks that she has more good days than bad, thanks that God is with us and is helping us, thanks for His loving kindness.

It was sweet, real, heart felt worship.

Later she said, "Milton, I can't wait to see you in the morning."

Silently I wiped tears and we slipped into the night.

God is good even when it hurts.

13 Comments:

At 8:15 AM, Blogger nanatrish said...

What a mighty testimony!

 
At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kristy & Milton,

The Lord is working mightily through you both. You have taught us so much about faith and the Lord's unfailing love. You've taught us how to have joy in the midst of the storm. And, yes, even how to be thankful and grateful as we suffer these momentary earthly trials.

You are both a blessing beyond words! We continue to pray for Kristy's healing and that you be filled with God's peace and joy.

Keep praising beautiful Kristy!

We love you,
Nancy & family

 
At 9:57 AM, Anonymous The Scott family said...

"God is good even when it hurts."

No truer seven words were ever spoken. You, Kristy, and the rest of our church family taught us that while in the throes of our own loss, grief and suffering. We've witnessed His healing over and over and over again in our lives and in the eyes, hearts and lives of the wonderful people of our church. More than ever, we've witnessed it in you and Kristy -- two shining examples of His goodness.

God bless you both today and always,

~Dawn and Skip Scott

 
At 11:31 AM, Anonymous Shana in Seattle said...

i am dealing with painful times in my own life and you are ever-encouraging to me. God is faithful and kind - there is joy and hope in the Lord.

thank you so much, K & M. thank you for sharing your lives.

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

Milton and Kristy,

Have you heard about the healing revival going on in Lakeland?

We are hearing many great testimonies. Two of our cancer afflicted friends drove down from Kansas City to attend.

www.freshfire.ca.

I pass on the information so you can pray and see what God might have you do.

Rachel

 
At 1:01 PM, Blogger DayleShockley said...

The video was a blessing. Thank you for sharing.

 
At 1:17 PM, Anonymous milton dykes said...

We have been watching the revival on the internet. Our Lord is the mighty, holy, glorious healer.

Milton

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger Arlene said...

Your story has touched myself and so many others.

God is indeed good.

Kristy and Milton, I know you have worked on your marriage through Christ, but your love for each other and our Master is such an inspiration to so many.

 
At 4:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Kristy & Milton:
How precious! Thanks for sharing your joys and pain! I enjoyed viewing the video and recently have created a blog for Section A/G Women's Ministries information and have included a link to your blog.

You both are a witness to God's peace and joy in your storm. I want everyone to share in that!

Love you,
LaDonna Jones

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

And to think that's how God feels about us, Kristy and Milton. He can't wait to see us in the morning.

One day, you'll get to physically see the tens of thousands of people your words have blessed and encouraged.

As always, I'm praying.

 
At 11:20 PM, Anonymous Kristy Dykes said...

Thanks, all, for your GLORIOUS comments. Appreciate you all. Just came in from a midweek prayer service. Lots of strength when you're surrounded by believers. Thanks, all, for your prayers. God is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooood to me! Even with brain cancer, I can say that. He's a good God.

 
At 12:13 AM, Blogger Janet Spaeth said...

Kristy and Milton, thank you so much for sharing this journey of absolute faith with all of us.

Praying--and praising!

 
At 1:04 AM, Blogger THOMBU1 said...

Dear Milton and Krist, I understand how wonderful it is to say and to hear I will see you in the morning. To me it was a declaration of faith during a time when I was suffering with strep throat that had settled in my kidneys and left me hemorraging greatly more that the doctor had ever seen. I was told not to work for six weeks and that if I did I would do permanent damage. It was in the night when I said prayers with my little girl that I said I will see you in the morning. I felt like the life was draining out of me. I wasn't sure if I would make it through the night, but by faith and through many tears I said I will see you in the morning. It was just that week that the Muppets creator, Jim Hinson died from strep settling in his heart, so I was concerned. What a blessed union you two have. I am quite sure that God smiles when He thinks of wat he has joined together.

tom

 

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