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Even life’s broken pieces may be recast

 

Even life’s broken pieces may be recast.

                And the vessel that he made of clay was marred

                in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another

                vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

                                ~Jeremiah 18:4~

In a clay pit in Jerusalem, in the valley between the upper and lower city,

Jeremiah saw a potter fashioning a lump of clay into a lovely form.  Just as

He was completing it, the work crumbled in the workman’s hands, and

some of the fragments fell to the ground.  He thought the potter would

let them go and begin with new clay, but he gathered the broken pieces

and began to make them over.  So God, although He had failed with His

people, would try again.  We have the same God.  If our lives are marred,

our ideals broken, and we are but the shattered bits of what we might

have been, we can have another chance.  We can be made over.

 

Thou, O God, art the potter; we, the clay.  Our disfigured failures we

bring to Thee. Make of them something beautiful and useful to Thee.  Amen

(Prayer and devotion by Walter Moore)

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Happy Father’s Day

Devotion from Courage and Confidence by Walter Moore

Only two letters, but the hardest word of all!

…be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods,

nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. (Daniel 3:18)

Edward W. Bok reminisced: “I remember when as a boy I asked my father once which , to his mind, was the hardest word in the English language.  Without a moment’s hesitation he answered, “No!” “No?” I echoed in surprised. “Exactly,” he answered, “not in spelling, as I suppose you mean. But you will find as you go along that it is the hardest word in the English language”  I did.  And difficult to say it was at time, as my father had predicted.”

Give us wisdom and courage, O God, always to say “No” to every tempting evil, however winsome, and “Yes” to Thee, however great the cost. Amen.

 

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O’de to Mama

Let your Love go on and on through out the generations in the promises of your word. amen

Happy Mother’s Day

Mama’s Bible
by Zoey

I found my mama’s bible

in the things of hers
I went through today.

The bookmarked pages hold
the place where
God had touched her
heart as she
read His word that day.

And in my heart I can hear
Mama telling me:
“Keep God’s words close,
pray for His guidance,
don’t lose faith,
He will always
keep you in His care.”

There is no stronger force
than a mama’s prayers to
the throne of God.

And I believe,
No foe can conquer
No trial defeat
No evil befall against
His children- big or small.

“For Thy will be done,

on earth
as in Heaven”,

my heart does

hear my mama pray,
as she marked
another page in her bible
where God touched
her heart that day.

(5/13/07)