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"Even Now/music video" 

 

Date Range: 2009 To 2009   Comments: 6   Views: 22,835
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Mom was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer on March 13, 2008, a date I will always remember.  Those were dark days, and we survived on prayer.  After chemo and radiation treatments, the cancer is in remission.  In the midst of the fear and dread, we discovered a sermon by C.H. Spurgeon, "Even Now," based on John 11:22.  This is during the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the tomb.  Martha, the sister of Lazarus, goes to meet Jesus when he finally arrives after her brother has been dead for days.  Still, Martha can tell Jesus, "even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you."  We all know what happened next; at the command of Jesus, Lazarus rose from the dead.

So, whenever mom or I became anxious or afraid during the treatments, we would look at each other and say, "Even Now."  

I don't know what is causing you to suffer now.  It could be cancer, depression, years of addictions, the loss of a loved one, or just a fear of what is happening to our country and the world.  But I will promise you this, if you go to Jesus and ask him to help you, help will come.  Maybe not today, or tomorrow, but the Son of God, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, will find a way to touch you and give you a hope.

I wrote some lyrics about our experience, and my friend Gustavo Renovalez, a Hispanic worship minister, composed the music and performed the song.  We made a music video and you can watch the 4 minute message of hope and love by clicking on this link:  http://secc.lightcastmedia.com/console.php?u=3048&c=1996596044 . 

You can learn more about Gustavo by clicking on this link:  www.gustavorenovalez.com.

There is much, much power in prayer.  I can tell you many specific instances of specific answers to prayer offered through the precious blood of Jesus.  Prayer moves the arm that moves the universe.  We are never so close to omnipotence as when we pray in the name of Jesus.  In Luke 18:1 Christ says to pray and never quit--pray when the answer is long in coming, pray in the dark night of your soul, pray when you are fighting the addictions, pray when you are at the end of your rope.  Our extremity is God's opportunity.

Read the story of Lazarus in John, and then believe, "Even Now."

I have prayed for you.

Dewayne
www.crossandflagproductions.com



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Member Since
Aug 2007
Susan Janneck said:
posted on Jan 08, 2009
Sad and thankful

I am sad that your mother has had to go through all these treatments for her cancer but thankful that she is in remission. My thoughts and prayers are with her.


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Apr 2008
Sarah Peppel said:
posted on Jan 09, 2009
Great job!

Looks great, Dewayne! That's a very inspiring verse and quote from Bible. Thanks for sharing.

Glad to see you are getting such nice comments!


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Jan 2009
Paul Wallace said:
posted on Jan 11, 2009
Even now

That's a nice line to say to people who are hurting. I like that phrase.


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Jan 2009
Sam Henderson said:
posted on Jan 14, 2009
Your conviction is strong

It's apparent from your life and writing that your beliefs flow from you like a river.


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Jan 2009
Amy Siegert said:
posted on Jan 15, 2009
Super

Hi Dewayne,
Thank you for glorifying God with your writing and your ministry.  It looks great and I bet it's helping a lot of people!  I don't remember the verse right offhand, but your song reminds me of "His power is made perfect in your weakness."


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Apr 2008
Sarah Peppel said:
posted on Feb 01, 2009
Thanks for sharing

Dewayne - it is great that you are enjoying the site and that it is giving you a place to write out your experiences and connect with other writers! Keep writing!

By the way, our prayer retreat yesterday went wonderfully. Thank YOU for praying! Our God is an awesome God!