He Maketh No Mistake

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When Dad was admitted to the hospital on Saturday, they sedated him some while they did some adjustments to his medications. It was hard to see him in that condition. But Tuesday night they stopped the sedatives, so when we visited him Wednesday afternoon, we were glad to see him “back”. When Mom and I walked into his room, he was awake and smiling said, “are you kidding me?!”, something he would say if something special had happened. That morning I was sitting at his desk in my parent’s study and I found his old Pastor’s Manual. On the inside cover he had attached his favorite poem. I bet some of you already know which one i am talking about. As I read it to him in the hospital, he mouthed the words for a couple lines and when I finished reading it, he said, “Fantastic!”. God is good to give us such gifts!

My Father’s way may twist and turn,
My heart may throb and ache,
But in my soul I’m glad I know,
He maketh no mistake.

My cherished plans may go astray,
My hopes may fade away,
But still I’ll trust my Lord to lead
For He doth know the way.

Tho’ night be dark and it may seem
That day will never break;
I’ll pin my faith, my all in him,
He maketh no mistake.

There’s so much now I cannot see,
My eyesight’s far too dim;
But come what may, I’ll simply trust
And leave it all to Him.

For by and by the mist will lift
And plain it all He’ll make,
Through all the way, tho’ dark to me,
He made no mistake.

~ A.M. Overton

7 responses »

  1. What a glorious family album and blog.

    I am praying for Art.

    I attended Vacation Bible School at Interbay.

    Mark Schonbrun

  2. Dear family,
    What a blessing Art has been to so many.
    Please pass on best wishes from the Chungs in diaspora.
    We love you Art and pray that you will experience God’s closeness and healing!
    Chris Chung

    ps.Ruthi thanks for setting up the blog

  3. It seems like yesterday that Uncle Art recited that poem and dad’s funeral. I have loved it since that first time that I heard it. It definitely brought tears!

    Please give Uncle Art and Aunt Evy kisses and hugs from us and tell them how much we love them and are praying for your family.

    I know this is so hard for all of you and you are doing a wonderful job despite the circumstances! The blog is fabulous and I love the picture of Uncle Art! Thank you!

  4. We praise God for these gifts He has given you – the moments when you see God at work and feel His hugs. We are so glad to read this poem that has ment so much to Art and hear of his “fantastic” response to hearing it read again. Our God is awesome! I made a copy of the poem and want to share it with Rose. I know it will bless her also in the midst of her disappointment.

    We continue to pray for God to strengthen all of you and work out every detail for Art’s ongoing care.

    Dad and Mom De Jong

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