Sundays with the Chaplain

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Some time ago, I introduced to you, my father-in-law, Dr. Marion Wojnarowski, who is 75 years old and has been serving the Lord in ministry for over 48 years. His many areas of service have included pastoring, evangelism, teaching, mission work, and in recent years,he has served as the chaplain for a retirement center. While serving in these capacities, many a sermon and newsletter article has been pounded out on my Dad-in-love’s old typewriter.   Since I am unable to convince him to begin blogging on his own, I really wanted to honor his love legacy to the Lord. Enjoy his message and have a beautiful Sunday!

sundays with the chaplain

Until Then, My Heart Will Go On Singing

Some have asked me:

Why do you sing so much?

Back in 1963, when I truly converted, my talent was to play the accordion in the local taverns; usually polkas and waltzes because of my Polish heritage. After I became a genuine believer in Christ, my taste for music changed dramatically. I found a thirst for music that would praise my Lord. The first song I played on my accordion and sang was “Until Then,” a Gospel tune written by Stuart Humblen, a western soloist. The line that impressed me was “Until then, my heart will go on singing,” and for the last fifty years, I’ve been doing that until this very day!

I love to sing His praises and I believe many souls have been touched by these songs and hymns. I know that the devil is my biggest critic and complainer.

While the Good Lord keeps giving me strength and voice, I will go on singing and preaching His words of salvation, comfort and joy!

The Psalmist tells us in Psalms 90:9-10,12:

For all our days pass away under your wrath; we bring our years to an end like a sigh.   The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away. So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

So I will apply my heart to the singing and preaching os His wonderful words of promise and comfort, to all willing listeners, so help me My God!

Until Then… I’ll Go On Trusting!

In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
What can flesh do to me? Psalm 56:4

Until Then…I’ll Go On Thanking!

I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service. I Tim. 1:12

Until Then… I’ll Go On Testifying!

But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24

Until Then…I’ll Go On Taking His Yoke!

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matt. 11:29-30

The Yoke is compared to the team-work of two oxen pulling the load together in unity, until the task is finished. Until the day we step into Glory, we (and I AM) co-laborers with Christ Jesus! The Psalmist says it in this fashion:

Precious in the sight of the LORD
is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15

I’ll go on singing, with a song in my heart!

Dr. Marion Wojnarowski

 

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. Rachel-I really appreciate your blog. I find myself feeling I need steady direction for the reading of the Word. This is helping me at a time when I feel a bit weary and am lacking initiative in seeking a particular path in God’s Word. Don’t know why I’m struggling but…thankful to be aware of your blog and your bible reading challenge! Blessings…

    1. I need accountability too- that’s why I have the Bible Reading Challenge. 🙂 Be blessed, Amy!

  2. Mary Beth says:

    Dad will be turning 74 next week…not 75… Don’t want him to get that old that fast. (:

  3. So grateful you brought back Sundays with the Chaplain, Rachel. Inspiring!

  4. Just WONDERFUL! Enjoyed this very much! I printed it and will be meditating on through the week!!

  5. INSPIRING! Reminding us to number our days and to serve the Lord in fulfilment of His glorious plan for each of us! What a beautiful message!
    My mom is 84 and after almost 70 years of singing to the Lord in choirs and as the parish organist and choir leader, she has taken to singing from her “pew”. She will never stop singing her praises to God until then…in mom’s daily word to us “God is good!”

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