[Bob Woodruff was a godly man from east Texas, loved by many, who passed away last year. He was continually praising, speaking of, and exalting Christ as his most precious possession. His life was a fragrant blessing to all who knew him. These are some miscellaneous thoughts which became heavenly springs to him from the Lord, sent by Bob to friends during his illness over the months before his advance to glory.]

I don’t know what God yet may have for me in this sojourn, but it will be good. Learning to glory in tribulation is an unspeakable gift.

Even now, I know I am in the loving care of the Lord Jesus; he has not forsaken me; he cares, I know he cares.

When one reaches my age, he realizes more perfectly that all here below is vanity, and your soul pants for the living God. Nothing else will satisfy the longing heart for reality and truth of a living Savior. Bless his holy Name!

All through the blood of Calvary- Oh, glory to God my Father!

To learn this is to learn one of the greatest treasures of the faith – these few short years, and then an entrance into absolute truth. Oh joy, joy, joy! Just think brother– no more sorrow, tears, or death!

My experience now makes me more excited about “going home” than I’ve ever been before.

I’m struggling with my memory, but God knows that. He will meet my needs and I rejoice in that. I don’t know just what he has for me in the days to come, but he has said, “I will never leave nor forsake you.” What a glorious promise!

Thoughts too high for us to fully embrace in this hour. But, oh yes, we shall fully understand in another day that will be ours through the blessed work of our Savior. The depth of these thoughts exceed our ability to plummet in this hour, but then we shall know as we are known. Oh glorious day!!! All through the blood of our blessed Redeemer. “Trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.”

To know and do the will of God for me in a difficult hour–to hear and obey God and please Him

The words of a hymn come to mind this morning….”And the things of this world grow strangely dim, in the light of His glorious grace.”

I plan to attempt to speak to our little gathering in the morning. Maybe 8 or so; first time in weeks. May he be pleased as we attempt to lift him up.

A great word from brother Henry– “It is by affliction that he purifies us (Isa 48:10) and by trial that he takes our affections from the objects of time and sense, and gives them a relish for the enjoyments which result from the prospect of perfect and eternal glory.”
– Matthew Henry

For the first time in weeks, I attempted to speak; there’s nothing noteworthy about that except to me. It is of God’s mercies, longsuffering, and grace upon us in our neediness.

– Bob Woodruff