Saturday, February 5, 2011

Blessed Be Your Name

Roaming through some old emails today, and I found this one. Dated January 8, 2009 - a little over two years ago - here's some typical Bob Pino. This is an excerpt from a note he wrote for no particular reason except to lift me up:
Hey Lady......I was finished up praying this morning...and had prayed for you and the staff and God put this scripture in front of me.

"I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, He set my feet on solid ground, He has given me a new song to sing" (Psalm 40:1-3, NLT).

I just know when I get to Heaven the music is going to be off the hook! 
No kidding. You know it's even better today, now that Pino's in the choir.

I have scores of emails like this one; reminders of who I was, that I was loved, that he was my friend, that God loved me....

I have never known anyone with a gift of encouragement (and the willingness to use it) like Bob Pino.

Feeling so wonderfully blessed today. Carried on the strength of strong sorrow that is founded in hope, I am blessed.

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name


Anonymous said...

Thank you for being the voice of so many of our hearts. I love you for that... Kelley

Bill said...

That's what you are are the voice of those of us who can't formulate the words that reflect the widest range of feelings at times like these. Through you I have come to know a man I want to be more like. Thanks for connecting us to him and closer to God....

annie said...

Beth, my prayers go out to you and to Bob's family. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. And I totally agree with Bill about your voice.