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Therefore we do not lose heart… 2nd Corinthians 4:16a
In the twelve plus years I’ve worked at Keswick I’ve had two supervisors, first Ken Brown, who as time goes by becomes bigger and bigger and I count it a blessing to have known him as a father figure. When I think of the legacy of Ken I will always remember a godly man with a good work ethic. A man who was able to connect the dots of faith and life.
Then there’s Henry who has always been like a big brother, someone who always has time whenever I asked. Similar to Ken, Henry is able to walk a godly walk and still be a good example of showing a practical way to live.
But at the end of the day these two men have impressed on me the ingredients to secure a faith that does not “lose heart”.
Ken, who will be celebrating nine years in Glory on the 16th of December was a great inspiration as I watched him battle thru leukemia, never giving up but never a shadow of fear. Ken knew there was a better place ahead, a place called Heaven. I can still recall him quoting a verse from 2nd Corinthians 4 “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day”. He would share the comfort he was experiencing as he focused on his Savior.
Henry, has been an inspiration, who, although lives and works at Keswick, I see a man called by God to serve at here but makes no bones about it, New Jersey is not his home. Henry “says” he enjoys going hunting back in Pennsylvania but each time he comes back the high point of his trip is always time spent with “Dad”. I have a picture of the Christian walk that Henry displays of how we are called to be here but only as sojourners and pilgrims, strangers on the Earth. That our real joy come with the great expectation of one day being with the Father.
2nd Corinthians 4 is always my “go to” chapter when I’m feeling “hard pressed on every side, perplexed but never crushed or in despair”. The scripture is great but when the Holy Spirit points out the parables in life it brings it all together. There is a lot of things money can buy, but when we have the “blessed assurance” that culminates chapter 4 “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” it’s much easier to face the days ahead. Rob Russomano is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves full-time at America’s Keswick. You can write to Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org
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This Week’s Verse to Memorize: For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6