This weekend it was one of the songs we sang at Community of Faith. One of our worship leaders, Robin, sang the song as we all shared communion together. Robin has a beautiful voice and it is easy to just sit back, close your eyes, and feel God's love wash over you as she sings the words of this song.
But for me, I can't help but be on my feet belting out the words of this song with a huge smile on my face! Over and over in the song we sang out the words, "I know..." These words seem so simple, but after all I have experienced and faced since last May, they are the most incredible words to me. I know. I have learned so much about the character, goodness, faithfulness, strength, peace, and truth of my God that singing those words produces a wellspring of gratitude and joy in me that can't help but come out.
I know GOD! I KNOW Him. Like I never have before. We have such an intimacy now that makes me want to know Him more. And it also makes me feel sorry for those who don't know Him. He IS life. No matter what happens as I travel this path through cancer and follow-up care, I am OK. I've seen God, I've experienced His Holiness. I know. And nothing can shake that.
"Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken." Psalm 62:5-6