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“In His Shelter” by Chaplain Vernon Jewell

“For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the LORD.” Psalm 27:5,6

As we hear news broadcast and hear of trouble on every hand we can’t help but wonder what has happened to the people that God created. He created us to have love, compassion, and be willing to help each other as mankind. It does seem as though we live in a day of trouble. In God’s word we are told to look up because our redemption draws nigh. Here in Psalms it tells us that he will lift us high upon a rock and we shall be lifted above anything that may harm us. That is why today we can sing and make melody to the Lord and shout his praises because we know he is our shelter in time of storm. Praise be to God. Amen

Vernon Jewell – Director of Spirituality
Signature Health CARE of Spencer County


Stir Up The Gift

Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift which is in thee….. God hath not given us the spirit of fear but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:6-7

As always with change comes fear of what might be. Will it work, will it not. The what if’s that come from different ways of doing things. If it doesn’t work will we go back to the same thing or look for another solution. So many question that might not have a direct answer. But I do know this one thing that God has put a special gift in all of us and let’s not forget what that is. We are here to give Love, Peace, Hope and Comfort. These are the gifts that we should pass on to each other, our residents, staff, family members, and Community. So when it seems that so much is going on in your mind just remember to stir up the gifts that God has placed in you.

Dear Lord, I stir up the gift of grace and love within me today to be a vessel that you may flow through. Help me oh Lord to give Love, Peace, Hope and Comfort to others just as you have given to me. Amen.

Vernon Jewell, Chaplain,
SHC of Spencer County

God Is Waiting

Psalm 40; Psalm 1-5

I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.  And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Blessed is that man
that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

It is a wonderful thing to know that you can turn to God for all things. God is waiting
so many times for us just to settle down in order for Him to move in and take control of the trials and tribulations that face us in life. He is always hearing us. He knows all the thoughts that go through our minds good or bad. He sees our trying times and wants us just to ask Him for His help. He wants to put a new song in our mouth so that we can sing praises unto Him. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Let us search out the wisdom and knowledge of God so that we can be productive in all that God has given to us.

Putting our trust in God can sometimes be challenging but when we start to exercise our faith in the small things in life we will learn that God can also take care of the larger areas.  Let us look for the wonderful works of God.

Psalm 34:8

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

Prayer by Keri Jewell:  God slow us down so we can better listen for You and thank
you for taking care of everything in our lives, big and small.  You are the “fixer”!

Vernon Jewell ,Chaplain
SHC of Spencer County

For Such A Time As This

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth…for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. John 14:16 & 17 KJV

The Comforter spoken about in these scriptures is for such a time such as this. The day in which we live it’s wonderful to know there is great comfort that God has offered to us. The news is filled with stories of devastation in people’s lives, stories of how people are hurting and neglected. But we have the hope, the love and the comfort that so many people need and all we have to do is share the Spirit of truth. God’s word says we will not be comfortless. So if we receive comfort from God, why would we not want to share this comfort to all around us? This comfort dwells in us. It’s a gift to us; one that should be passed on to others. 2 Cor. 1:4b says; …that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Prayer: Dear Lord, as we go through our normal day please help us to have a heart to hear what You say. We contain gifts within us that You intend for us to share with others. It may be love, joy, peace, or comfort, whatever gifts You have given us, help us to give to others. Amen.

God bless.

Vernon Jewell, Chaplain
SHC of Spencer County