Saturday, November 1, 2014

Havah The Story Of Eve

This book by Tosca Lee has left me breathless, subconsciously floored, and renewed. The story of the Garden is told like never before. I found my Sunday school perception of Adam and Eve debunked, light was shed upon the way our culture has desensitized the story. This work just makes it so real. I felt like I was there in the valley with them, feeling the dew upon my feet and following the sights and smells of the garden. What a beautiful lesson it portrays. The mystery and power of the One, our Lord. The consequences of the human nature. Relationships. Family. Hope in redemption. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Touch of the Master's Hand

Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
thought it scarcely worth his while to waste much time on the old violin,
but held it up with a smile; "What am I bidden, good folks," he cried,
"Who'll start the bidding for me?" "A dollar, a dollar"; then two!" "Only
two? Two dollars, and who'll make it three? Three dollars, once; three
dollars twice; going for three.." But no, from the room, far back, a
gray-haired man came forward and picked up the bow; Then, wiping the dust
from the old violin, and tightening the loose strings, he played a melody
pure and sweet as caroling angel sings.

The music ceased, and the auctioneer, with a voice that was quiet and low,
said; "What am I bid for the old violin?" And he held it up with the bow.
A thousand dollars, and who'll make it two? Two thousand! And who'll make
it three? Three thousand, once, three thousand, twice, and going and
gone," said he. The people cheered, but some of them cried, "We do not
quite understand what changed its worth." Swift came the reply: "The touch
of a master's hand."

And many a man with life out of tune, and battered and scarred with sin,
Is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd, much like the old violin, A
"mess of pottage," a glass of wine; a game - and he travels on. "He is
going" once, and "going twice, He's going and almost gone." But the Master
comes, and the foolish crowd never can quite understand the worth of a soul
and the change that's wrought by the touch of the Master's hand.
Myra 'Brooks' Welch

Friday, March 14, 2014

Never Failed

 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart..." Proverbs 3:5
I ask.
He gives.
He has not failed me.
I ask again.
I wait.
"Not yet." He says
He has not failed me.
I ask, anew.
"No." He says
I wonder.
Has He failed me now?
Indeed, He has never failed me.