Noah completed the antediluvian age in the tenth generation from God
The Ten Commandments
The Lord's Prayer
The Lord's prayer is completed in ten clauses.
The TithesThe tithes represent the whole of what was due from man to God, as marking and recognizing God's claim on the whole
More can be found on the significance of the number ten here.
Fourteen years ago I married a wonderful man and by doing so became part of an enormous family. I'm going to share a little about this family today. Because the story should be told but also because my husband's father has been suffering with dementia for the last several years and most recently has been bed ridden.
My husband's father, shown in the photo's above, comes from a family of TEN boys, the father of these TEN boys happened to be a minister and all TEN of his sons became ministers. His eighth son Herbert went on to have TEN children himself, 5 boys and 5 girls, with his beautiful wife, Erma also pictured above. Of course, those photos were taken before these photos...
the family continued to grow and thrive...
and celebrate special occasions, holidays,
and many weddings...
I gave you some history and now I'll say this...
This man, my father-in-law, is a great man of God. He raised all TEN of his children in a God centered home. When he was healthy and not suffering with dementia he would pray for the sick and those in need without question. He is a man that walks what he talks. A man that truly values the things of God over the things of this world. What he believes is so REAL to him and no one could EVER question his faith. I often wonder what my testimony would be if I was stricken with dementia. What would I remember? What would come out of my mouth in that condition? I can tell you this... this man, my father-in-law, has a FAITH that is unshakable even in the toughest of times. Even now, being bed ridden and his body unable to do anything it was once able to do he STILL praises the NAME OF JESUS!!! He STILL says Hallelujah, Praise be to God! Would that be your testimony? Is your faith so ingrained in you that you would remember the God you serve under these conditions? ...or would it all fade away with the temporal things of this world? To me he has an amazing testimony of a life lived to its fullest.
I want to share some more beautiful photo's of him and his family before I close this post.
I published this post earlier today to celebrate Pastor Herbert Kolenda's life while he was yet living. I was just recently informed that he passed away around 5:30 p.m this evening. The fourth day of the tenth month in the tenth year. Lord comfort our family in this time of sorrow.
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