Saturday, May 1, 2010

Under His Wings you Will Find Refuge

Yesterday was the last day of my Dad's cancer treatment for cancer in his tonsils and lymph nodes.  

When he was first diagnosed, many friends and family members sent him words and verses of encouragement.  This is part of a note that he received from a friend at church:

... Some years ago when I drove onto campus in a misty rain one morning, a mother goose sat by the road with one wing outstretched, and her goslings snuggled under her wing. I stopped my car, and tears ran down my face as I sang that wonderful old hymn "Under His Wings." Verse 4 says: "He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."
You are under His wings, Jay. Snuggle down and let the rain fall. You are safe, loved and cared for!

Love and best blessings -Pat

Psalm 91

 4 He will cover you with his feathers,
       and under his wings you will find refuge;
       his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

 11 For he will command his angels concerning you
       to guard you in all your ways;

 12 they will lift you up in their hands, 
      so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

 14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him;
       I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

 15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
       I will be with him in trouble,
       I will deliver him and honor him.

 16 With long life will I satisfy him
       and show him my salvation."

Dad asked me to create a piece of artwork based on these verses and words of encouragement.  I finally finished it, just in time for a end-of-treatment celebration present. :)

We are all thanking the Lord for sustaining him during these past weeks and covering him with His "feathers".

We are still praying that his test results come back cancer free - join us?


  1. That's a beautiful painting! I am still praying and waiting for a good report. Blessings.

  2. What a beautiful tribute to the Lord and to your Dad, Kerrie! My husband also had base of tongue and lymph node cancer, so I am definitely praying for your Dad. Michael is 9-months after treatment and doing OK. God isn't finished with them yet! <3