Wednesday, April 08, 2009

God Be With You...

By His counsels guide, uphold you.
With His sheep securely fold you;

Neath His wings protecting hide you;
Daily manna still provide you;

With the oil of joy anoint you;
Sacred ministries appoint you;

When life’s perils thick confound you;
Put His arms unfailing round you.

Of His promises remind you;
For life’s upper garner bind you;

Keep love’s banner floating o’er you,
Strike death’s threatening wave before you;

Sicknesses and sorrows taking,
Never leaving or forsaking;

Till we meet at Jesus' feet,
God be with you till we meet again.

And when I pray for you, the way I often do
As I think of you, each and every day...
Though it seems we're far apart,
I know deep in my heart...

...we'll be together, when I pray.

We love you, Andrew!


~Desiree~ said...

I will be praying for him. I hope that the Lord will bless him in all that he does!! I know it is sad I have had to say good bye to my brothers lots of times. Many blessings!

Sue said...

i hate missing someone as special as my brother. You all do a really great job of blogging with pics - makes it very interesting!

Les said...

What a special post! It brought tears to my eyes as I thought about how we'll be doing the same thing in the not to distant future.

I'm sure you all will miss Andrew but how exciting as he follows where the Lord leads him!

We will be keeping him in our prayers!

Ashley said...

God bless as you follow Him Andrew!!!

And the rest at home as you adjust to life without him in NE!

Margaret Neufeld said...

That looks like quite the emotional parting. Keeping him in my prayers.

Daniel in MI said...

May our mighty Lord go with you and guide you, Andrew. His Word is faithful, and His Word is true. We will keep you in our prayers (and the rest of you, too).
God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! I could cry! Such a sad and emotional parting!! I remember the first time my oldest brother left home for around 6 weeks. it was the first time any of us had left home for that long. It was a very emotional time filled with tears!! I can remember at the airport watching him walk around the corner out of sight into security and barely being able to see through my tears!! I'll be praying for you all during this time!!

Jane Knuth said...

I know this was a tough day for your family. I'll be praying for all of you. I am excited to see Andrew grow into the man of God he was created to be.

Arnie said...

"Good(bye), good(bye), parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good(bye) till it be (to)morrow." - Shakespeare. I shall miss you, Andrew. God speed you always!

Stephanie said...

Goodbyes are hard but you do have the promise that someday, hopefully soon, but none the less that you'll meet again.

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Kenna said...

Such a touching post. May God continue to be with Andrew and give him direction in his life.
Be praying for you all.
God Bless

Ruth Ann said...

this post made me cry. To see y'alls emotion and love for your brother/son, as he leaves to go fulfill this calling from the Lord. I love the way you used that song; I remember way back when you used it for Josiah, and how very fitting it is! That can't be very easy, but what sweet peace to know that you are in the will of God, and He has greater plans than you can even imagine. Thanks for this puts things in perspective. =-)

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for you Andrew..
God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Love you Andrew so much praying for you! your sis, Alaythia:)

Anonymous said...

Will be praying for ya'll missing Andrew! It's hard to watch a brother go(as I'm sure you know!)!
Sweet pictures!)

~ An Indiana Aquaintance

justalittlegirl said...

WOW, what a great ministry!
We will miss you! (even though you are closer to us now:)

Laney said...

I'll be praying for Andrew. I'd hate to have my older brother leave for a long time. I love how you take very good pictures.

elizabeth engle said...

A sad, touching post.

It is also exciting though, to hear of the opportunities at the Boys Camp! May the Lord bless him in his work away from you all. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

I enjoy all your posts, keep up the good work!!

"Looking unto Jesus THE Author and Finisher of our faith..."