Stories

Cathie B

I was driving home from shopping for groceries on a sunny morning back in June of this year. I was listening to Shine FM like I always do, and heard a song that I hadn’t heard before! It made such a huge impact on me, that I looked it up as soon as I got home, and literally could not stop listening to it and singing it for the rest of the day, cementing the words and message in my heart! I had no idea this song was God-sent, until that very same night when my husband and I were awakened at 2:30 am by a phone call….the kind you never want to get. My brother called from the hospital in Abbotsford where he and my mom were waiting to hear from the doctors who were trying to revive my father who had been rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, unresponsive, after suffering a deadly heart attack. As I laid in bed trying to process the information I had just heard….suddenly the words to that song, the one I had listened to all day, (Peace Be Still by Hope Darst) came to me, in the painful silence, as if God Himself were whispering those very words to me…..”Peace, be still, You are here so it is well….even when my eyes can’t see, I will trust the voice that speaks Peace over me….” I was truly overwhelmed by this very tangible reminder and gift of God’s presence to me in the midst of my storm.