“Who can face a Tyrannosaurus Rex? The Lord.”



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“Pioneer Bible Translators has received word that one of our missionary families to West Africa, Yancy and Sherry Fariss, lost their village home to a fire earlier this week.
Everyone made it out of the house safely with only minor injuries to Yancy, the
father, and Debra, the 7-month-old baby.

Yancy reported that the fire burned pretty much everything in the house. He thanks the Lord that their car, computer and language data were spared, along with some odds and ends that were close to the door.

The Fariss family reported that their African neighbors in the village where they work were a great blessing to them. Many cried for them and some even wailed and threw dirt in the air to show their pain.

Sherry said that the three older Fariss children cried, prayed and even praised God for His protection as the house burned. William, age 7, wrote a psalm while he watched the house burn about how God is with us even in devastation. (See the bottom of this blog to read the actual psalm.) The children are mourning, but they are also rejoicing that everyone is okay.

Sherry writes, “Yancy and I are thankful for the things we were able to save and regretful about our losses. But we pray that God somehow uses this loss for the growth of His Kingdom among the people of West Africa.”

The following psalm was written by William Fariss, age 7, while he watched his house burn …

Through wind and rain Through fire and lava
The Lord will never leave you.
Through earthquakes and floods Through changing sea levels and
burning ash
The Lord will never leave you.
If you love Him, He will bless you
and He will give you many things.
Who can change the Lord’s words?
Who can stop the Leviathan?
The Lord, of course.
Who made everything?
Who made the animals?
Who made the dinosaurs?
The Lord, our God.
Who can stop the Lord?
Who can chase a cheetah across the
plains of Africa?
The Lord, He can.
Who can stand on Mount
Who can face a rhinoceros?
The Lord.
The Lord can give you sheep and
goats and cows and ducks and chickens and dogs and cats.
The Lord can give you anything He
wants to.
Just like David fought Goliath or
Daniel lived throughout the lions’ den.
Just like Moses on the mountain,
just like the Israelites fought the Jebusites.
The Lord will never stop His
Who can face a tyrannosaurus rex?
Who knows what kind of animals
lived thousands of years ago?
The Lord! He knows.
Stop all the evil, and be kind to
one another.
Who can stop the Lord?
Who can face an elephant?
Who is brave enough to face a
The Lord.
Who’s as fast as a horse?
Who can catch a blue whale?
Who is brave enough to face a
giant squid?
The Lord.
Just as Jesus died on the cross,
so the Lord had done so.
The Lord will never leave His
people. The Bible is His word.
The Lord is a good leader.
Just as Moses and Aaron led the Israelites
into the desert, so the Lord had done so.
Who can see the dinosaurs? Who can
face the behemoth?
The Lord who loves you.
And He will not forsake His
people. The end.



Lord, every single good gift comes from You…  

(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/
381. 7 year old William Farris’ psalm that he wrote after his house and belongings burned to the ground.  “Who can face a Tyrannosaurus Rex?  The Lord.”
382. Yesterday’s lovely gift of pampering: the scalp and hand massage, my make up done, my wig re-styled, the sweet time with fellow breast cancer survivors, all the women with such huge, giving hearts that made it possible
383. “Feed my fears, and my faith will starve.  Feed my faith, and my fears will.” I will feed my faith today and every day.
384. The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I will hope in Him.
385. His mercies never come to an end: they are new every morning.
386. Great is His faithfulness.
387. The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.
388. “God does not want us to be like greenhouse plants, which are sheltered from rough weather, but like storm-beaten oaks; not like sand dunes that are driven back and forth by every gust of wind but like granite mountains that withstand the fiercest storms.  Yet to accomplish this, He must take us into His testing room of suffering.  And many of us need no other argument than our own experiences to prove that suffering is indeed God’s testing room of faith.” J.H. M. (Streams in the Desert)  Father, please make me an oak, like a granite mountain while I am here in this testing room of suffering, this testing room of faith!
389.”He will wipe away every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”  Revelation 21:4

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