God’s Faithfulness

christmas-96My Featured Blogger this week is a first: Mary Sweeney of Unshakeable Hope is the widow of the late Bill Sweeney, a quadriplegic blogger who I’ve featured and written about several times in the past. Bill’s wonderful posts are still there to inspire and encourage you. And if you’re already a follower of Unshakeable Hope, you’re also aware of Mary Sweeney’s constant presence and support. But now, like a spiritual Marie Curie, it seems, Mary is continuing the work she was already, in fact (albeit less visibly) doing with her husband. Like Bill, Mary embodies overcoming faith and compels us to join her on the greatest journey a human being can take!

Unshakable Hope

A month before Bill went to heaven, he sent me an email. The top line read:

“If I go home:

Don’t think for a minute that God failed us! You know how faithful God has been.”

He continued with a list of things that I needed to take care of (his book, his funeral, etc.), but all I could see and hear were his words above.   These words have replayed over and over in my mind since running across this email.  God knew I needed to read these words as I navigated through the grieving process.  He knew I would question His sovereignty and that I needed to remember His faithfulness throughout the past 24 years.  He made provision in all areas of our life as we walked through the valley of the shadow of death. Bill WAS a miracle! The doctors gave him a 3-5-year death sentence, but God added…

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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6 Responses to God’s Faithfulness

  1. This is so beautiful. It made me cry joyful tears the first time I read it. Mary Sweeney is as inspirational as her husband was. ❤ ❤

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  2. Nancy Ruegg says:

    SO glad you shared this, Mitch, or I probably would have missed it. Though we’ve never met, I love Mary and Bill–such towers of faith, strength, and perseverance. Won’t it be glorious to meet them in heaven?!

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  3. Heidi Viars says:

    Sometimes in this lifetime, if we are extremely blessed, we get to cross paths with people who change our lives. I was (and still am) so blessed and changed by Bill’s life and the wisdom he shared. He helped me to understand a God who is with us in our suffering. In a world with suffering and trials pressing into us from all sides, we are often tempted to walk away. Bill and Mary Sweeney pushed themselves and others into the arms of God. What better legacy is there?

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