As I got online for the first time this morning I read a headline from Yahoo News that made my heart sink. Long time Foxnews anchor, White House press secretary, and Rush Limbaugh Show fill-in host Tony Snow had died early this morning. I almost immediately went to my fellow blogger, and brother in Christ, Leo’s blog to see if he had picked up on the news, and sure enough he had. I would recommend that you go read his posting because he references some nice articles by John MacArthur on “True Belief”, and John Piper called “Don’t Waste Your Cancer”. One of the things Leo brings forward is Tony Snow’s faith in Christ. Like most conservative, bible believing, Christ uplifting, born again Christians, I would like to believe that Tony was a believer. Since I did not know him personally, I set about to find something to support this notion. I found an interesting article written by columnist Cal Thomas that gives us a nice look inside Tony Snow and his relationship with Christ. As believers we are not the ones to judge a person’s heart concerning Christ, for only God knows the heart. But we can be fruit inspectors, and it looks as though Tony had some fruit in his life. My hope is that he is a true believer because my mother adored Tony Snow and now she can finally meet him.
Before I close this posting I’d like to leave you with a video of Tony Snow. It is a very appropriate video here @ BarryDean4Christ. Tony Snow plays “Stormy Monday” with Leslie West of Mountain at the Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp.
Rock on Tony!!
July 12, 2008 at 1:02 pm
Good post and thanks for posting the video. I didn’t know that Tony Snow was a flautist/flutist. Would be nice to see a revival of the flute in progressive rock circles…I suppose it is out there but I haven’t been looking hard enough!
I was reading LGF this morning and he linked to the Kos Kids with his usual tongue and cheek surprise at their evil comments at the passing of a conservative…very pathetic.
Nice touch with the mention of your mother finally being able to meet Tony Snow.
How glorious it will be to worship God by sight and in His physical presence!
July 18, 2008 at 4:04 pm
I enjoyed this post and always admired Tony Snow.
My wife has had her entire colon removed and she also had a bilateral mastectomy. Actually, if I were to tell you all the organs that have been removed from her body, you would need both hands to count them. We have been broken and humbled. The one thing that “we” can say is that even though there are no guarantees that the cancer will not come back and even though my beautiful wife is scarred emotionally and physically, while “we” were sinners….the lowest of the low…..God saved us! And that is enough! Even if the cancer comes back, God is enough! He is good! He is precious! He is our treasure! He will satisfy us!
“Whom have we in heaven but the Lord and on earth there is nothing we desire but Him! Our flesh and our hearts may fail but the Lord is the strength of our hearts and our portion forever!!”
“ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS NAME, LET ANGELS PROSTRATE FALL! BRING FORTH THE ROYAL DIADEM AND CROWN HIM LORD OF ALL!!”
My brother………..we got ourselves a God!!!!!!
July 18, 2008 at 10:14 pm
What a wonderful praise. To God be the glory, brother!
July 18, 2008 at 10:17 pm
We do indeed have a God, because He first had us. I can appreciate the trials you are going through. I lost my mother to lung cancer a few weeks ago. Whenever anyone asked her how she was doing, her reply would be “I’m nestled in the Lord’s loving arms and totally trusting in Him to sustain me each day” She knew probably much like your wife knows, that whatever comes her way is of God. We worship a sovereign God. My wife and I will be praying for you two.
Thanks for the comment my brother.
July 19, 2008 at 8:23 pm
I want to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. When she first laid her eyes upon her Lord……..it was not the face of a stranger!! Isn’t it amazing how on one hand it hurts to lose a loved one, and yet at the same time, we rejoice knowing the Lord chose to save that loved one!!
I also wanted to thank both of you for your prayers. Isn’t it wonderful to love someone because we have been captured by His love!
For His glory,
July 19, 2008 at 11:43 pm
Thank you Ike. It is amazing indeed.