truth comforts

The last day and a half have been a little difficult for us here in our home.  Because of that our bedtime routines with the boys have been altered somewhat. With JJ that means it has been challenging, but with Eli it has been sweet.

The last 2 nights I have simply taken him to his bed, held him in my arms, laid his head on my shoulder, prayed with him and then sang to him.

After those five minutes or so, I lay him down and he goes to sleep. It is rewarding to be a dad.

But here is where truth comforts, both nights I sang to him this song (The Solid Rock).

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

While singing this old classic hymn to my son and hoping it will settle him down and put him to sleep, God reminded me of this great truth. And I was comforted by it.

All my hope in life lies completely in the finished work of Jesus on the cross.

2 Replies to “truth comforts”

  1. Josh, Valeria, JJ, Eli, and Baby Noah,

    We’re thinking about you guys often! Praying for Valeria to get some rest and for her quick recovery … praying for an extra dose or two or three or four for you Josh as you’re taking care of everthing and everyone … praying for Big Brothers JJ & Eli as they welcome Baby Noah into their world … praying for Baby Noah to adjust quickly to life on the “outside” with his awesome Family!

    Please let us know if there is anything at all that you need ~ we’re just a phone call and a few steps away!

    Love & Prayers,
    Chris, Amy, Luke & Livia Joy 🙂

  2. Dear Josh,
    I have enjoyed reading your blog today. We, Edgar and myself, are very thankful to God for giving you as our son-in-law. We love you Josh. I pray that God will give you the strength you need to take care of Valeria, the children and the church. (Joshua 1:9; Is 40:29-31)I wish we would be closer to you all, but God knows what is best. We miss you. Love Mami

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