Jerry,A few days later, Chuck wrote again to tell us how a JT song helped him through a tough day...
I recently repurchased my Jacob's Trouble collection on CD (previously on cassette).
I really appreciate the album Jacob's Trouble. Almost everything I have come across lately that has impacted me is that our main purpose is to love God and to be in fellowship with Him. We learn to love God by finding out how much He truly loves us. All religion and works are worthless if we have no relationship with God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
I find the Jacob's Trouble album to be loaded with this message. I listen to it sometimes on the way to work, and I find the music very uplifting. The album usually sets a good frame for prayer, meditation and fellowship with God while I am at work (high-stress job).
My Passage for today: And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. Revelations 21:3
I see our Father's end result is constant eternal fellowship.
God bless you and your family brother,
Jerry,Thanks, Chuck, for the encouraging words. We never cease to be amazed at how God still uses a bunch of mullet-wearing, guitar-playing guys in clown suits to draw people into deeper intimacy with Himself. That is a miracle of Red Sea-type proportions, indeed!
The day after I sent you the previous email, I had a particularly stressful day. We had to meet a high profile deadline, and some of my work had come under criticism. All day three verses from one of your songs played through my head "Don't let them tell you I don't love you. Don't let them say that I don't care. Don't let them throw you to the lions of despair." I was very comforted.
I saw a few links to you online. I saw you are very involved in working for our Lord.
Keep it up!!
God bless you and your family,
Your brother in Christ,