Monthly Messages from Sally Weiesnbach, Ark Founder & Director of Operations
…Praise Him with the timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipes. ” (Psalm 150:4, KJV)
To be free we must praise God at all times. “Praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals.” (Psalm 150:5, NIV) We are told in the bible, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 150:6, NIV) We are even told to let “…all our works praise You, Oh Lord, and your saints shall bless You.” (Psalm 145:10, NIV)
When I was a child, my brother had infantile paralysis (polio). My parents were told my brother would die or be paralyzed and in an iron lung for the rest of his life. My mother would not give in to what the medical doctors reported.
She prayed and read the Bible. She helped Daddy trust the word of God with her. For three months, my brother was in the Crippled Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. He eventually was released to do home therapy and exercise (much like I am doing after my surgery). While my mother stayed with my brother, my daddy stepped up to care for me. After multiple surgeries and continued therapy my brother was healed. All of this took many years.
He became a wrestler and won awards. In his wrestling suit, I thought he looked like a Greek god with broad shoulders and a toned body. In that outfit we could not even see his scars, legs, and feet. While God worked, Mama and Daddy showed faith, love, kindness, and gentleness.
When the Covid pandemic began, I knew it was not the only global illness, nor would it be a quick fix, because polio had stretched out over six and a half years.
I was born on September 23, 1933. Many people were poor. It was the Great Depression era. Later, Daddy bought five acres of land and finally built a wonderful family home. Locally, it was called the “Cutsinger Farm”. I would laugh because a farmer couldn’t make a living on five acres, but we had a couple of cows, chickens /eggs, fruit trees, and a small vegetable garden. We never went hungry, thanks to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God has always come through for us in difficulties. “So let us be thankful because we have a God with a kingdom that cannot be shaken. We should worship God in a way that pleases Him, with respect and fear.” (Hebrews 12:28, NIV). So freely praise, glorify, and honor the LORD!