My mother’s only living brother is Titus, who moved to California many years ago. In fact, I have not seen him since I was about 18, I think. He’s the one with the moustache in the above picture and the second from the left in the older picture of my mom and her brothers.
Anyway, I have kept in touch with him through e-mail these past few years, something I’ve enjoyed! I mentioned to him last week about my blog and also my sister’s and my brother’s.
So, I’d like to welcome my Uncle Titus as one of my regular readers. He e-mailed me last week telling me he enjoyed my Wordless Wednesday entry on What a Friend We Have in Jesus. He told me how that was my mother and his father’s favorite hymn as well. And that after my grandfather suffered his stroke he would lay in the hospital bed humming the tune to that old hymn.
Seems more and more of us enjoy that hymn. I can understand why. The Lord doesn’t just want to be some far removed God from us. Someone that we need to be so fearful of. He wants to be our Friend. And what a friend He will be to us if only we let Him.