Power for Today
God Is Our Refuge
V: Good morning, Don.
D: Good morning, Vicki.
V: This morning's Power for Today is about a married couple with strong faith.
D: What do you mean?
V: Well, in the middle of a family crisis, their faith remained strong.
D: What happened?
V: The husband had a serious "stroke."
D: A "stroke" happens when a blood vessel in the brain breaks.
V: Right. When it's a serious stroke, part of the body is paralyzed, and cannot move.
D: Was this stroke a serious one?
V: Yes. The author says that the husband had paralysis on the left side of his body.
D: That is too bad. Paralysis is one of the worst things that can happen to the body.
V: The author says "at that moment the present collided with our plans for the future."
D: What do you think she means by that?
V: She is saying that when her husband had his stroke, everything that they had planned for their future was hit by the awful moment of the present.
D: For some couples, this event could make them lose their faith.
V: Yes. But the author says that her husband's "dedication to life as God's faithful servant remains steadfast" (or unshaken).
D: So, probably this "steadfast" faith of the husband helped the wife to have strong faith too.
V: You're right. So for now, she says that her husband is "retraining" and "rejuvenating" (or reviving) his muscles.
D: I think we can learn a lot from a couple like this.
V: We can learn that any day can still be a good day. Enjoy yours. See you tonight.