"Twas The Night Before Jesus Came"

'Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house Not a creature was praying, not one in the house. Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care In hopes that Jesus would not come there. The children were dressing to crawl into bed. Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap. When out of the East there arose such a clatter. I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash! When what to my wondering eyes should appear But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here. With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY! The light of His face made me cover my head It was Jesus! returning just like He had said. And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth, I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself. In the Book of Life which He held in His hand Was written the name of every saved man. He spoke not a word as He searched for my name; When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame. The people whose names had been written with love He gathered to take to His Father above. With those who were ready He rose without a sound. While all the rest were left standing around. I fell to my knees, but it was too late; I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate. I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight; Oh, if only I had been ready tonight. In the words of this poem the meaning is clear; The coming of Jesus is drawing near. There's only one life and when comes the last call We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

written by Unknown Author

Saturday, May 23, 2015

"Giants Anyone"

1 Samuel 17:45
Are you facing giants?  You do know that God places them in your path!  But He has prepared you to face the giant, with David he put him over a flock of sheep.  You say that is a menial task.  That was training for a king!  He killed a lion, he killed a bear, he was a protector of sheep.  what was next on the list?  A giant!
God is preparing you for the giants in your path, to be protector and to be provider for those about you.
Yes, in time of battle David could declare "Thou comest to me with a sword and with a spear, and with a shield, but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.  This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand:" (1 Samuel 17:45, 46a)
What confidence, how sure, how did David know.  Keeping the flock David found the Lord!  He walked with Him, he talked with Him!
Can you say as David declared, the Lord is my Shepherd, as we face the giants.