Archives for November 18, 2021


As we approach Thanksgiving Day, there are thousands of things for each of us to be thankful for—especially, of course, for the Triune God Himself and for His salvation in Christ Jesus. High on my list of thanksgivings is what this photograph reflects: reading to our precious grandchildren four books in a row written by my wife and me on the way of salvation for children with the prayer in my heart, “O God, save every one of our dear grandchildren. Pass not one by. Fulfil my father’s constant prayer: Let us be an undivided family reserved for the heavenly mansions above.”

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The Whole Counsel of God

Congratulations to Dr. Rick Gamble, my former professor at Westminster Seminary nearly 40 years ago and now my friend, who just received his copy today at ETS of his third and last volume of “The Whole Counsel of God.” This is definitely his magnum opus—an innovative biblical–systematic–historical theology that he signed a contract for with P&R 21 years ago! This third volume is his capstone—and in my opinion, the best volume of all. You will be able to order it soon at a discount rate from

Answered Prayers!

God has heard all of our prayers and done exceedingly, abundantly above all that we have asked and even thought (Eph. 3:20). Both liver surgeries—for our nephew Jason and his mother Nellie—went even better than the doctors had hoped for!

Jason’s surgery was over by late afternoon. He woke up singing God’s praises and asked his wife Hannah to read Psalm 138! The doctor said that his liver was big and beautiful! His mother’s surgery was over before midnight. The 2/3 liver she received from her son is bigger than her own liver—which should help reduce post-surgery complications going forward!

Hannah just wrote us this amazingly good news:   

Jason and Mom both did VERY well. Jason lost almost no blood and his pain level is low. Mom’s breathing tube is already out! Most recipient patients aren’t stable enough to take theirs out until a day or two after, but Mom was well enough in recovery to have this done. Jason got up and walked over to see Mom this morning. He gets tired very quickly, but other than that, they are amazed at how well he’s doing and he’ll most likely move out of ICU today and onto the transplant floor. Mom’s blood labs, which have been way out of normal levels for years are already stabilizing with Jason’s liver and it’s pretty incredible to see.

God is amazing! Continue to pray for the full recovery of both mother and son please even as you praise the Lord for what He has done so far.