Oh that Men Would Praise the Lord

“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness,…

Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” Psalm 107: 8-15

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What a joyous and praise-worthy occasion was Sunday after our service when we all went to Mike’s house where Jerry baptized Jason.

Jason is a very sweet young man who has lived a disjointed, drug addicted life. Over dinner on Sunday, he told us that he has been addicted to methamphetamine for 12 years–since he was 18 years old. It had ruined his life…until we were introduced to him, told him about Jesus, and he decided to rid himself of his old life, and to walk with Jesus. I weep as I write this, for Jason is such a gentle young man, and I know satan will continue to fight him. But God is stronger than the enemy, and we’re believing that Jason will learn to lean on God and continue to walk with Him. Please help me pray for Jason. If you ever chance to meet him, you will instantly love him.

 

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I can only imagine the grief that Jason’s parents have suffered through these difficult years. Although they haven’t been to church yet, they watched as Jason was baptized, telling us they wouldn’t have thought of not being there. They wept…and thanked us again and again.

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Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 74 years old feels blessed to have excellent health and lots of energy. She has been married to Jerry for 55 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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8 Responses to Oh that Men Would Praise the Lord

  1. This is awesome. It brought tears to my eyes also as I thought about the multitudes who are addicted and see no way out. God’s gift is such an amazing thing.

  2. Shirley says:

    Good afternoon, Brother Holley:

    Our world is so desperate, but God is so willing to lift them from their dank pits. If only I could convince more people that this is so. Please pray for us here…

  3. Larry says:

    I will say praise the Lord! The heavens tremble and shout for joy when one desperate sinner is saved.

    I will pray for Jason.

  4. Shirley says:

    Thank you, Larry

  5. Tena says:

    Oh, Sis. Buxton! Thank God He put you and Bro. Buxton in Jason’s path! My heart breaks when I see people like him who think there’s no hope for them. “God, help us to have compassion on those who think no one cares for them.” Thanks for sharing this story. I will pray for Jason and I AM praying for you two and your work in Lake Havasu. Love you!

  6. Jana Allard says:

    Prayer – it is something I can and will do.

  7. Shirley says:

    Jana and Tena, thank you for caring about the work here in Lake Havasu.

  8. Jerry says:

    Yes, Larry…the angels do rejoice and the heavens tremble over the repentance of one sinner…in Mark’s gospel,he said,”he that believeth AND is baptized shall be saved”. I emphasize the word SHALL…(ACTS:2:38;8:16;10:44-48;19:5;Col.3:27 etc…..

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