"Be Still and know that I am God" 

- Psalm 46:10

 

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– For the greater glory of God

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Thursday
Oct092014

Daily Meditation – Touch of the Master

Touch of the Master’s Hand

T’was 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 grey 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 a 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 potage," 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 Welsh

 

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Wednesday
Oct082014

Daily Meditation – The Forgiveness of Sins

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins."

- Matthew 26:26-28

 
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Tuesday
Oct072014

Daily Meditation – More than just this life on earth

In memory of Ethan Hallmark who passed away on September 26, 2014

Consider this wisdom of a 13 yr old boy, Ethan Hallmark, as he was fighting a four year battle with stage four neuroblastoma, a rare type of childhood cancer.

“My biggest fear isn’t dying,” Ethan said to his father. “My biggest fear is that others will blame God for my death and not believe in Him. I don’t want people angry at God or even blaming Him. I mean, there is so much more than just this life. Just because He didn’t heal me on earth doesn’t mean He won’t heal me in Heaven.”

For more on the story of Ethan Hallmark, please see the link below:

http://midlothianmessenger.com/8477/news/ethan-hallmark/

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Monday
Oct062014

Daily Meditation – Favorite Mother Teresa Prayer

Shine Through Me - One of Mother Teresa’s Favorite Prayers

Dear Lord, help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go.

Flood my soul with Thy spirit and life. Penetrate and possess my whole being so

utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine.

Shine through me, and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul.

Let them look up and see no longer me but only Thee O Lord!

Stay with me, and then I shall begin to shine as Thou shinest; so to shine as to be a light to others.

Amen.

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Sunday
Oct052014

Daily Meditation – Strength through God

"I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me." ( Philippians 4:13)

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