Monday, May 11, 2009

NO LASTING JOYS?

Gray daylight lingered drearily
The sun could not shine thru.
The very dark and dismal clouds
That cast their evil spell on me.
Is there no lasting earthly joy
That changes not with happenings
No place where insults can't employ
To mar the joys of peasant or kings.

Tho' I'd search the wide world over
Not one place could I find
Where Joy and peace and happiness
Were uppermost in the heart and mind,
Where all was contentment
Satisfied with this earth's store
But always everywhere I see
Reaching hands for something more.

Twill not be thus in yon bright land
Where My Savior reigns supreme
There will be no tempter there
Our Lives and joys to mar
There'll be no pain or sorrow
But a looking for each bright tomorrow
God's love and forgiveness; His Amazing Grace
Oh! to sit at His feet and see His sweet face
This will be lasting Joy.

by Elizabeth Calkins Lyons
October 1, 1954

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3 Bullets

There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old rifle and three bullets.

So, he decided that he would go out hunting and kill some wild game for dinner.

As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit. He shot at the rabbit and missed it. The rabbit ran away.

Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot at the squirrel, but missed it. The squirrel disappeared into a hole in a cottonwood treel.

As he went further, he saw a large, wild "Tom" turkey in the tree, but he had only one bullet remaining.

A voice spoke to him and said, "Pray first, aim high, and stay focused."

However, at the same time he saw a deer which was a better kill.

He brought the gun down and aimed at the deer. But, then he saw a rattlesnake between his legs, about to bite him, so he naturally brought the gun down further to shoot the rattlesnake.

Still, the voice said again to him, "I said, 'Pray, Aim high, and Stay focused."

So, the man decided to listen to God's voice.

He prayed, then aimed the gun high up in the tree, and shot the wild turkey.

The bullet bounced off the turkey and killed the deer.

The handle fell off the gun, hit the snake in the head, and killed it. And, when the gun had gone off, it knocked him into a pond.

When he stood up to look around, he had fish in all his pockets, a dead deer, and a turkey for his family to eat.

The snake, (Satan), was dead simply because the man listened to God.

Moral of the story:
Pray first before you do anything, aim and shoot high in your goals, and stay focused on God.

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Jesus, is our life, our Hope and Our Lord and Savior.
In Him do I trust. W/O Him I am lost and wondering around on this globe of existence without any life in me. W/Him, there is life, with Him there is Hope, with Him there is a place for me in heaven one day.

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