On Tuesday, Sept. 13th, Pat Robertson responded to a chat-room question on his show, 700 Club.  The question read:

I have a friend whose wife suffers from Alzheimer’s. She doesn’t even recognize him anymore, and, as you can imagine, the marriage has been rough. My friend has gotten bitter at God for allowing his wife to be in that condition, and now he’s started seeing another woman. He says that he should be allowed to see other people because his wife as he knows her is gone … I’m not quite sure what to tell him.

Robertson clearly struggled with his response (see the 50th minute of the video here), which included the following statements:

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10,000 Reasons

September 19, 2011

A lot has happened at NHF since April of this year . . . babies, funerals, retreats . . . the rhythms of a life lived together continue to roll on.

As we’ve been continuing in the sermon series on I Corinthians with Pastor Jeremey, we’ve also learned a new worship song, “10,000 Reasons” (Matt Redman).  The lyrics resound of Scriptural references to the Psalms (among other portions of the Bible), and are anchored around the reminder to preach to ourselves, for us to instruct our own hearts to bless the Lord at all times.

If you’d like to meditate on the lyrics this week, here they are.  (But for the fullest meditation on the Lord, please take some time to read through the Scriptures, especially Psalm 103.)

Chorus
Bless the Lord, oh my soul, oh my soul!
Worship His holy Name!
Sing like never before, oh my soul!
I will worship Your holy Name!

Verse 1
The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning,
It’s time to sing Your song again;
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me,
Let me be singing when the evening comes . . .

Verse 2
You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger,
Your Name is great and Your heart is kind;
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing;
10,000 reasons for my heart to find . . .

Verse 3
And on that day when my strength is failing,
The end draws near and my time has come;
Soon my soul will sing Your praise unending;
10,000 years and there forever more . . .