Courageous and Strong are words that described Jacob to a "T". I wrote this post last year all about Jacob's courage.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
The verse hangs in my office, right next to a picture of Jesus. I glance at it several times a day, taking courage and strength from the fact that my sweet little boy is now with Jesus.
This verse has been special to me since the very day of Jacob's cancer diagnosis. As I put this picture together earlier this year I described to Jacob that this was his verse, and that he was the strongest and most courageous person I know. His smile was priceless as I hung it on the wall.
The morning Jacob passed away I sat outside alone in the dark and prayed. Prayed for comfort and peace...and strength and courage. A few hours later I log onto Facebook to update Jacob's Ladder page and the very first thing at the top of my Facebook wall was a verse that a local Christian Radio station had just posted.
Joshua 1:9: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
Coincidence? I think not.