Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New Life

...I will tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence 
of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
Luke 15:10

We cannot convey the Living Water to another heart
without being watered ourselves on the way. There 
is no joy more exquisite than the joy of leading a 
soul to Christ. Is is like the mother's strange intui-
tive rapture over her newborn baby.

The other day a precious friend passed through the 
gates of Heaven a few minutes after her baby was 
born. Out of her agony she gasped her last words, 
"How is my baby?"

Beloved, do you know the ecstasy of feeling the new 
life of an immortal spirit sweeping through your 
veins, as you kneel by the side of one just born to 
die no more, placed into your Savior?

You may know this joy, and every Christian ought to 
know it a hundredfold. It is the joy of angels, setting 
harps of heaven ringing, and surely it were strange 
if it were not the higher joy of ransomed saints.
A B Simpson

Reader, long ago I was researching the spiritual needs
of patients at an hospital. As I interviewed a number
of people, one or two stand out. There was a woman
in her early twenties who came into the hospital ex-
tremely sick from the treatment of the cancer, not the
cancer itself. Both the family and the patient thought
she was dying from cancer. In a room filled with e-
quipment--the utility room--,  I had the opportunity
share the Gospel with her and her response was pure
joy. I told her that the angels were rejoicing. She
looked up and said, "Have a blast!" She walked on air--
and so did I.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Peaceful Stagnation

I came across this quote from AW Tozer:

The cost of quitting will be a life of
   peaceful stagnation.
We sons of eternity just cannot afford
   such a thing.

I have a beautiful friend who is challenged at every
level and yet, and yet, who is persevering and bear-
ing fruit.

Reader, God gives life to us because He has a plan
for every season. Old age may not to be the "golden
years"promised, but God wants us to be fruitful,
"even into old age." I find that to be challenging at
times...but, I am a "daughter of eternity!"

Monday, February 26, 2018

Death Comes

He is dead
I am stunned, incredulous.
A strapping man of 63
There must be some mistake.
A clot to his lung.
Gone without saying goodbye to his wife.
What about eternity?
He was a man of action, a man who lived
   in the visible. He had no need for God, an
   invisible God.

Reader, I am in shock.
A man I texted about eggs has suddenly slipped
    into eternity, unprepared, not ready.
He intimidated me.
I did not speak of what I know.
Why should I go where I was not wanted?
Why indeed...

Bits from Psalm 90
A thousand years in Your sight are like
   Yesterday when it is past
    Like a watch in the night...
In the morning they are like
   Grass which grows up,
In the morning it flourishes
   And grows up,
In the evening it is cut down
   And withers...
We finish our years like a sigh...
The days of our lives--
   Soon cut off, and we
   Fly away...

So teach us to number our
That we may gain a heart of 

Death Comes

He is dead
I am stunned, incredulous.
A strapping man of 63
There must be some mistake.
A clot to his lung.
Gone without saying goodbye to his wife.
What about eternity?
He was a man of action, a man who lived
   in the visible. He had no need for God, an
   invisible God.

Reader, I am in shock.
A man I texted about eggs has suddenly slipped
    into eternity, unprepared, not ready.
He intimidated me.
I did not speak of what I know.
Why should I go where I was not wanted?
Why indeed...

Bits from Psalm 90
A thousand years in Your sight are like
   Yesterday when it is past
    Like a watch in the night...
In the morning they are like
   Grass which grows up,
In the morning it flourishes
   And grows up,
In the evening it is cut down
   And withers...
We finish our years like a sigh...
The days of our lives--
   Soon cut off, and we
   Fly away...

So teach us to number our
That we may gain a heart of 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Exceeding Great Promises

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and 
precious promises, that through these ye might
be partakers of the divine nature... 2 Peter 1:4 

We cannot too highly value and appreciate heart 
hunger for the Word. It is the Spirit of Truth. We 
may have been born again without knowing much 
of the Bible, but we certainly are not going to grow 
to any extent apart from a careful and persistent 
study of the Word of God. Yes, the maturing believer 
is a Spirit-dependent student of the scriptures.

Christian progress is not a question of attainting to
some abstract standard, or of pressing through to a 
far-off goal. It is wholly a question of seeing God's 
standard in God's Word. You advance spiritually by 
finding out what you really are (in Christ), not by 
trying to become what you hope to be. That goal 
you will never reach, however earnestly you may 

It is when you see you are dead unto sin that you 
die to it (daily); it is when you see you are risen that
you arise; it is when you see you are a new creature 
in Him that you (progressively) grow. Seeing the ac-
complished fact in the Word determines the pathway 
to the realizing of that fact. The end is reached by 
seeing, not by desiring or working. The only possi-
bility of spiritual progress lies in our discovering the 
truth as God sees it; the truth concerning Christ, the 
truth concerning ourselves in Christ. Watchman Nee

Reader, I continually come back to the truth that I
am IN Christ. There are far more scriptures depicting
what we have IN Christ than scriptures which speak
of His being in us. It was not until I began to under-
stand this that I began to grow in hope and faith.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Joyful Sound

Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they
shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
Psalm 89:15

The joyful sound!

Souls that are called by the sound of the gospel--how 
joyful does it render them. The trumpets of the Gospel 
do to the soul as the harps of David did to Saul--they 
drive away the evil spirit of sorrow, sadness, and des-

Rejoice, Christian! God the Father is your Friend; God 
the Son is your guarantee for good; God the Spirt is
your Guide and comforter--be of good cheer, your sins
are forgiven!

Consider also: The angels are your guardians, you are
the temple of God. God will make all things work to-
wether for your good. These are the spiritual blessings
reserved for the believer. Joyful sound! How reviving!
How ravishing  Cotton Mather

If you have no joy in your religion, there's a leak in
your Christianity somewhere. Billy Sunday

Reader, have you heard the joyful sound????

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Can He Rescue You?

Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God whom you 
serve continually, been able to rescue you?  Daniel 6:20

We find the expression "the living God" many times in the Scrip-
tures, and yet it is the very thing we are so prone to forget. We 
know it is written "the living God," but in our daily life there is 
almost nothing we lose sight of as often as the fact that God is 
the living God. We forget that His is now exactly what He was 
three or four thousand years ago, that He has the same sovereign 
power, and that He extends the same gracious love toward those 
who love and serve Him. 

Be assured, if you walk with Him, look to Him, and expect help 
from Him, He will never fail you. As an older believer who has 
known the Lord for 44 years wrote: "God has never failed me. 
Even in my greatest difficulties, heaviest trials, and deepest po-
verty and need, He has never failed me. Because I was enabled 
by God's grace to trust Him, He has always come to my aid. I de-
light in speaking well of His name.
George Mueller

Reader, who else can say that they have a "living God?" None of
the other religions can point to a resurrected god, who continues
to live. Our Jesus is unique and above all other gods!
Billy Graham went home to be with Jesus after 99 years here on
earth. Only a moment really. But, he will spent eternity with his
family and friends in a place he already loved--heaven. His God
was/is a living God. I am so encouraged today by this fact: He is
a living God to me!

Teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of
   wisdom. Ps 90:12

And let the beauty of the 
   Lord our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our
   hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our
   hands. Ps 90:17

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

More Than Conquers

In all these things we are more than conquerers through
him who loved us. Romans 8:37

This is more than victory. This is a triumph so complete 
that we not only have escaped defeat and destruction
but also have destroyed our enemies and won plunder
so rich and valuable that we can actually thank God for
the battle. How can we be "more than conquerers?" We 
can receive from the conflict a spiritual discipline that 
will greatly strengthen our faith and establish our spiri-
tual character. Temptation is necessary to establish and 
ground us in our spiritual life. It is like the fierce winds 
that cause the mighty cedars on the mountainside to sink 
their roots more deeply into the soil. Our  spiritual con-
flicts are among our most wonderful blessings, and the 
Adversary is used to train us for his own ultimate defeat. 
It is possibe for us in our spiritual life, through the victor-
ious grace of God, to turn completely around the things 
that seem most unfriendly and unfavorable. Then we will 
be able to say continually, "What has happened to me 
has really served to advance the gospel."Philippians 1:12
From Life More Abundantly

Reader, the attacks that are the most destructive in the
West are not from the world but from our brothers and sis-
ters within the church. It is so important that when we are
hit we go to God for wisdom and for the love that is
needed. Today in my reading of the Psalms I found this:

The one who offers thanksgiving as his
   sacrifice glorifies me:
   To one who orders his way rightly
I will show the salvation of God. 
Ps 50:3

Monday, February 19, 2018

Form Despair to Joy

My power is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12: 9

Each year World Magazine chooses a Daniel of the year.
This year its cover is a full page picture of Joni Eareckson
Tada. She is sitting in a wheel chair, her arms and hands in
braces, but I am drawn to her radiant face. Fifty years ago,
at the age of 17, Joni dove into shallow water and broke her
neck. Suddenly this active teenager was in a small room at
the hospital on a striker frame which allowed the nurses to
turn her side to side. When she realized that God was not
going to heal her she fell into deep despair, even asking her
friend to take her life. She couldn't walk, eat by herself, get
dressed or blow her nose without help Finally Joni prayed,
"God if You won't heal me or let me die, then show me how
to live."

Fifty years later she says this about her unanswered prayers,
"It sounds incredible, but I would rather be in this wheel
chair knowing Jesus as I do, then be on my feet without
Him. That glorious but awful, beautiful but sad, terrible by
wonderful, day I broke my neck--because look what God
has done."

Joni came to embrace God's sovereignty in her suffering
and she founded a ministry, Joni and Friends, that has helped
hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities here in the
US and around the world. She has written dozens of books
promoting life instead of death.

In 2010 Joni was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer and
endured surgery and chemotherapy which weakened her all
ready frail bones. A new door opened to constant pain. Many
days Joni tells God. "I don't have the strength for this, but
You do. I can't do quadriplegic today. I cannot do it without
You." She has learned to boast in her weakness.

God has not passed her by. She says, "Thank you Jesus for
Your "no" to physical healing. It's meant that I am depending
more on your grace, its increasing my compassion for others
who are hurt and disabled...It has strengthened my hope of
heaven, and it's made me love you so much more...And I
would not trade it for any amount of walking."

Reader, Joni is a vibrant example of "victory in Christ." She
has surrendered to that which cannot be changed and lives
a full impactful life--even at age 67. Glory to God!

The article on Joni appeared in the November 25, 2017 issue
of World Magazine

Friday, February 16, 2018

Never Alone

Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on You and
in Your Name we have come...  2 Chronicles 14:11

"We rest on Thee" our Shield and our Defender!
   We go not forth alone against the foe;
Strong in Thy strength, safe in Thy keeping tender,
   "We rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go."

Yea, "in Thy Name," O Captain of salvation!
   In Thy dear Name, all other names above;
Jesus our Righteousness, our sure Foundation,
   Our Prince of glory and our King of love.

"We go" in faith, our own great weakness feeling,
   And needing more each day Thy grace to know:
Yet from our hearts a song of triumph pealing;
   "We rest on Thee, and in Thy name we go."

"We rest on Thee"--our Shield and our Defender!
   Thine is the battle, Thine shall be the praise
When passing through the gates of pearly splendor,
   Victors--we rest with Thee, through endless days.
Edith G Cherry

Reader, many of you are heavily burdened and feeling
alone. My heart is troubled by the intensity of change--
a never before swiftness that leaves me breathless. I
came across this hymn, one I sang with  such feeling
when in college, where I was facing previously un-
known challenges.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

My Eyes Have Seen You

My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. 
Job 42:5

Do let us realize, dear friends, that there is a great difference
between knowing God by hearing and knowing Him by see-
ing. Job confessed that his knowledge of God in the past had
come by hearing; which is to say, that it had been indirect,
and informational in character and therefore not been inti-
mate, personal and experiential enough. It had been more
a mental than a spiritual knowledge. Such a knowledge is en-
tirely inadequate, since it puffs up a person instead of bring-
ing him low. Knowing God only by hearing makes one into
a somebody, but knowing Him by seeing reduces one to a no-
body. And this was trulyJob's experience. Through the Lord's
painful dealings, he has at last seen God.Through the Lord's
affliction he has come into a very close and personal encoun-
ter with Him. Stephen Kaung

Reader, I hit bottom when the stress in my life was so great
that the dormant Lyme disease became a game changer. I sat
in my recliner and re-read mysteries because my brain had
turned to mush. I did very little in the way of ministry for the
next five years. (But in that death like experience the website
and blog were birthed) During those years my faith went
from my brain and into my heart.
You can read my story here:
The Crucible of Lyme Disease

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Prophecy In The News

The past ten days or so many things have been in the news
from different parts of the world. For those of us who are
looking for the Lord's coming, events in the Middle East
are certainly heating up. Syria has within its borders: Iran,
Turkey and Russia. The areas surrounding Damascus have
been hit in recent weeks by rockets from Israel. The city is
only 35 miles from the Golan Heights, Israel's border, and
Iran is arming the southern area of Syria but particularly the
areas around and within Damascus. This city is mentioned
many times in scripture beginning with Genesis 14:15. It is
the oldest continuing city in the world. Isaiah 17: 1 says this:

The oracle concerning Damascus. Behold, Damascus 
is about to be removed from being a city, and it will 
become a fallen ruin.

Last Saturday a Drone was sent into Israel from deep in
Syria. Israel took it out and then sent four F-16's to bomb
airstrips, and weapons etc in specific areas that they had
been watching. One of the F-16's was shot down, but the
pilots ejected over Israel and are recovering in a hospital.

Are we seeing events leading up to the Ezekiel 38 war
when nations will come into Israel for its destruction but
God will intervene? It is not my purpose to go into detail,
but I will highlight some of the verses from the beginning
of Ez 38.

Behold, I am against you....And I will turn you about, 
and put hooks in your jaws, and I will bring you out...
many peoples with you...In the latter years you will 
come into the land...of unwalled villages, whose inhabi-
tants have been gathered from many nations...

Consider that these nations--Persia (Iran), Gog, Magog
(Russia and perhaps Central Asia), Tubal, (Turkey),
Ethiopia (Sudan) and Put (Libya)--in this chapter are
currently in the Middle East or in North Africa. Sudan
has recently invited Russia in to help them; Russia is
still very involved in Syria. Ezekiel 38 is coming alive
for something in the near future. Hours, days, months,

If you watch only the regular news channels in the US,
you will miss a lot of what is taking place in other parts
of the world. The world does not circle around memos!
Here are three sites with videos on You Tube to give you
a perspective of what is going on not just in this country
but especially in the Middle East with Israel at the center.

The first one is a report from an Israeli who lives just
15 miles from where the F-16 came down. Amir Tsarfati
is a Messianic Jew who looks at the news and then looks
at scripture. His informative update came out on
Saturday.  Start at 4 minutes

The second report was given on Sunday by JD Farag who
is a Christian Palestinian and a Pastor in Hawaii. (So, you
see, we have a balanced report!) Start at 2 min.

The third report was posted on Sunday also and it is given
by a lawyer, John Haller, and is an hour long--of course--
but he covers some misconceptions about the indictments
and a few other things locally and towards the end of the
video, he gets into the Middle East.

(These videos had from 20,000 to 40,000 hits in the first
48 hours.)

But when these things begin to take place, 
straighten up and lift up your heads, 
because your redemption is drawing near.
Luke 21:28

Hallelujah! Come, Lord Jesus

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Comfort My People

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
Isaiah 40:1

God comforts us not to make us comfortable but to 
make us comforters. John Henry Jowett

The world is full of hurting and comfortless hearts.
The training for those who would comfort is afflic-
tion and hardship. It may not be obvious at first
glance but our pain can bring hope to others.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all
Comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction so
that we may be able to comfort those who are in
any affliction...   2 Corinthians 1:3, 4

Reader, true comfort is hard to find. People want to
fix you! Job had something to say to his friends:

"...Sorry comforters are you all. Is there no limit 
to windy words?" Job 16:2, 2

The problem with Job's friends was two fold:  First
they did not know God and secondly they had not

Lord, deliver me from such 'comfort.' But, also take
what I have learned through suffering and make it a
balm to my brothers and sisters in Christ.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

New Twist

For God so loved the world that He gave His only be-
gotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should 
not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Reader, this was one of the first verses that I memor-
ized and is perhaps one of the best known verses in
the Bible. But recently we bought another New Testa-
ment that has translated each verse using the exact
Greek. It took 22 scholars 20 years to get to the point
of publication. Below I have jotted down the message
given in Greek for John 3:16.  I was shocked at what
I read:

Because, God has Loved in such a manner Satan's
world, so that He Gave His Son, the Only Begotten
Risen Christ, in order that whoever is Continuously
by his choice Committing for the Result and Pur-
pose of Him, should not perish, but definitely should 
by his choice, be continuously Having Eternal Life.
(Committing means in the Greek, putting your entire
being under the orders of another.)

Continuously by Choice, committing...for the purpose
of Him? Should not perish? By choice be continuously
having Eternal Life?

So, I would add to the verse at the top--Whosoever
continuously believes by choice should not perish
but have--now--eternal life.

There is only One who is Eternal and that is Jesus--He
has no beginning and no ending. When we by choice
ask Him to dwell within us we are put into Him who is
eternal and so we have now eternal life.
Us in Christ;
Christ in us.

As I study the verse from The Pure Word Bible I realize
that faith, trust and action are ongoing for the one who
believes, truly believes that Jesus is the Way, the Truth
and the Life. A Life of faith is an active life.

The Website for The Pure Word

A funny thing happened with Friday's post. The word
'slavery' appeared in the title. So far I have had 107 hits
from the Russian Web Crawlers. Sad to say that the
crawlers do not read the text.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Slavery To Righteousness

Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in
slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wicked-
ness, so now offer them in slavery to righteous-
ness leading to holiness. Romans 6:19

It is ourselves that God wants. No gift of money,
time, service, or talents will meet the yearning of
His heart for ourselves. For God is love, and love
would above all things have the heart. Thus surren-
der is a transaction between Redeemer and re-
deemed, and whatsoever falls short of the sacred
gift of a yielded heart falls short of all. 

Even the heart of the poorest and most degraded 
shrinks from money when it needs love. How much
more so with the Lover of our souls. Silver and 
gold, time and talents, ministry, and service, are
acceptable to God as an accompaniment of surren-
der, but never as an evasion of it.

There are those who will give wealth, time and 
effort, but how in their secret hearts have never
yielded themselves to God. When in the silence
and secrecy of their own communion which God, 
this issue rises before them, they tremble and 
grow pale, and shrink back from this definite trans-
action with God. And yet if God is to be all to us, 
we must yield all to Him. James McConkey

Reader, here in the west we are busy to the point where
it is hard to stop and commune with a friend. Even now
I have a list of friends from Christmas that I need to
contact by phone. Our Lord wants our love, our atten-
tion to Himself more than He wants our service. He
wants our service to be an overflow of relationship an
outflow of surrender. The men and women of the 19th
century understood how surrender, trust and time,were
intertwined into their Christian walk.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Unable To Do Good

That which is born of flesh is flesh; and that which
is born of the Spirit is Spirit. John 3:6

Too often we believers have a serious misconception--
imagining that while salvation comes to us freely, vic-
tory depends on ourselves. We know we cannot add
any merit or work of ours to obtain salvation. We
must simply come to the cross and accept the Lord
Jesus as our Savior. This is the gospel! We realize we
cannot be saved by works, yet we reason that for 
sanctification we must do good works after we are
saved. This is to say that though you cannot be saved
by works, you need to depend on works for victory.

Let me tell you that just as you are not saved by works, 
so you do not overcome by works. God has declared
that you are unable to do good. Christ has died for you 
on the cross, and He is now living for you within. That
which is flesh is flesh, and God rejects all that came
from it. Nevertheless, we usually surmise that while 
salvation is dependent upon the substitutionary death
of Christ on the cross, we should think of doing good,
should do good, and expect to do good for victory in 
our lives. 
Let us realize, though, that we can do NO good.
Victory is freely given us by God.
Watchman Nee 

Reader, this message does not resonate with the world,
or even with many churches. The Super Bowl ads were
full of 'how much we can achieve,' and 'we can be any-
thing we want to be,' ad nauseum. But God says in the
scriptures that we cannot please God by doing good
things in our own strength, but only as we walk in the
Spirit, letting Him live through us. Many of my blogs
say this in one way or another. I keep reading what pre-
vious Saints have said, what Scripture says, and then I
write it out for us to ponder.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Praise Flows From Trust

It is good to praise the Lord.
Psalm 92:1

Nothing pleases God more than praise as part of
our prayer life, and nothing blesses someone who
praises as much as the prayer that is offered. I once
received a great blessing from this while in China.
I had recently receive bad news from home, and 
deep shadows of darkness seemed to cover my 
soul. I prayed but the darkness remained. I forced
myself to endure but the shadows only deepened.
then suddenly one day, as I entered a missionary's
home at an inland station, I saw these words on 
the wall: "Try giving thanks." So I did and in a
moment every shadow was gone, never to return.
Henry W Frost

Reader, I continue to be the one blessed by my own
blogs. I heard once that we believe what comes out
of our mouths, more than what others say. Praise
and thanksgiving flows from our trust in God. At
first it may feel like hypocrisy but as I continue to
worship it becomes real and I find that I do indeed
trust Him.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Jesus Looked Up

Jesus looked up and said, Father, I thank you that 
You have heard me.  John 11:14

The sequence of events in this passage seems strange
and unusual. Lazarus was still in his tomb, yet Jesus'
thanksgiving preceded the miracle of raising him from 
the dead. It seems that thanks would only have been 
lifted up once the great miracle had been accomplished 
and Lazarus had been restored to life. But Jesus gave 
thanks for what He was about to receive. His gratitude 
sprang forth before the blessing had arrived, in an ex-
pression of assurance that it was certainly on its way. 
The song of victory was sung before the battle had 
been fought. It was the Sower singing the song of har-
vest--it was thanksgiving before the miracle!

Who ever thinks announcing a victory song as the 
army is just heading out to the battlefield? And where 
do we ever hear a song of gratitude and thanksgiving 
for an answer that has not yet been received?

Yet in this Scripture passage, there is nothing strange,
forced or unreasonable to the Master's sequence of
praise before the miracle. Praise is actually the most 
vital preparation to the working of miracles. Miracles 
are performed through spiritual power, and our spiri-
tual power is always in proportion to our faith. 
Henry Jewett

Reader, the 11th chapter of John is full of startling
words from Jesus. "This sickness is not unto death, 
but for the glory of God." "Did I not say that if you 
believe, you will see the glory of God?" "I am the 
resurrection and the life."

There is so much here. When I do not thank Him for
the way things are or seem to be, when I do not praise
Him because I misunderstand His work in my life, I
am diminished, and He is powerless. The first thing
we must do when our emotions cry, "hopeless," is to
look up!
And of course you know--emotions lie.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Mercy and Grace

            Mercy & Grace
From the pen of Dr David Jeremiah

Mercy withholds the knife
   from the heart of Isaac.
Grace provides a ram from the thicket
            Genesis 22:11-14

Mercy runs to forgive the prodigal.
   Grace throws a party with a robe,
       a ring, and a fatted calf.
            Luke 15:20-24

Mercy hears the cry of the thief
     on the cross
Grace promises paradise 
    that very day.
            Luke 23:39-43 

Mercy converts Paul on the 
    road to Damascus.
Grace calls him to be 
    the great apostle.
            Acts 9:6, 17

Mercy closes the door to hell
Grace opens the door to heaven
            Ephesians 2:8-9

And the difference between
   mercy and grace is this 
withholds from us what we deserve
gives us what we do not deserve.
         Romans 5:20

Reader, I needed a bookmark which my husband supplied.
Then, I took a good long look and fell in love once more
with my dear Savior.

A friend sent me a video of a woman who died on the
operating table. This is her experience.

Our Lord is coming soon! Are you ready?

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Tapestry

Chance has not brought this ill to me;
It's God's own hand, so let it be,
For He sees what I cannot see.
There is a purpose for each pain,
And He one day will make it plain
That earthly loss is heavenly gain.
Like as a piece of tapestry
Viewed from the back appears to be
Only threads tangled hopelessly;
But in the front a picture fair
Rewards the worker for his care,
Proving his skill and patience rare.
You are the Workman, I the frame.
Lord, for the glory of Your Name,
Perfect Your image on the same.
Selected from Streams in the Desert

Reader, Corrie Ten Boom, who was imprisoned
by the Nazi's in the 1940's because she and her
family hid Jews in the Netherlands, carried
with her a tapestry that mirrored her life. The
back side was filled with dark tangled threads,
but the other side was beautiful for the dark
threads only enhanced the gold woven through
the tapestry.