‘Til The Blue Returns …

From Pastor Bill:

I am definitely way past bored & stir-crazy after being in the hospital this long! But Leigh & I have much for which we remain grateful, including a group of church family members who spent their long, beautiful, Spring day at our house rebuilding our deck! It had a lot of needed repairs, several rotted places, & a couple of actual holes! Our church is amazingly good to us! We know that there will never be a way to thank them adequately for the good things they have done & the love that they are showing us through this difficult ordeal. To God be the glory!

I have completed 10 radiation treatments & 14 chemo treatments!So far, I’m feeling that the side effects are being well-managed. The anti-nausea medicine is working well. God continues to provide peace & hope for me.

Over the years, I have prayed often that people will experience the “peace that passes all understanding,” and I’ve seen glimpses of that in very real ways the past couple months. A good friend sent me a link to this song, “’Til the Blue” by Steven Curtis Chapman, performed by Gary Levox. Here are the lyrics and I invite you to listen to it on YouTube.

‘Til the blue returns to your sky.
‘Til the laughter returns to your eyes. I’ll be here to cry with you.
And right here to give you a song.
To help you go on until you are strong.
‘Til the blue returns.
‘Til the blue returns to your sky.

So here are my hands.
They’re not able to put back the pieces you’ve lost or push back the rivers of sadness you’ve crossed.
I’m sorry they’re not but here they are reaching out to help carry you through.

‘Til the blue returns to your sky.
‘Til the laughter returns to your eyes. I’ll be here to cry with you.
And right here to give you a song.
To help you go on until you are strong.
‘Til the blue returns.
‘Til the blue returns to your sky.

There are no words.
And it’s still gonna hurt.
So here are my hands.
‘Til the blue returns to your sky.