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But “Great is God’s Faithfulness.” “For great is your love, your faithfulness reaches to the heavens.” (Psalm 56:10). The Bible has dozens of scriptures and stories in Old and New Testament telling that through it all, God is faithful. Through trial and temptation, I have seen God work. He has not abandoned or forsaken me, although I have him. The forward of my book tells of God’s healing me from a dire illness through his Word. And I can also think of other dramatic circumstances.
In 1966, after graduating from High School, I headed north to Alaska with a friend. Many dramatic things happened, but perhaps most so was our surviving a plane crash in a failed attempt to fly up to Mt. McKinley for fishing and climbing base camp. Our desire had been to fly in to the base and explore. A violent and unexpected July blizzard caused us to abort mission and try to return in a white out by altimeter and compass. The strength of the wind and snow caused us to despair, dive and crash into a lake. The force of the impact tore the planes wings and knocked out the pilot. We were able to open the door and drag the unconscious pilot to shore only 100 feet away. Standing on the shore we realized that we were standing near the dock where we had started, safe. This was not brilliant flying, or coincidence. This was God’s faithfulness. God had intervened that we might live another day.
I have experienced many stories like this. Perhaps you have too and would like to share? I invite your joining me on the shore while we look into the sky and the slowly emerging immensity of Mt. McKinley or another place.
Psalm 31:23 “The Lord preserves the faithful.”