Archive for February 7th, 2010

Re – Parable?

Do not try to repair


            the Lord’s Parables


They’re not for man to change –


            They are “irreparable.”             

– eab, 11/27/09

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Isaiah * tells us God is Judge, Lawgiver, and King.

America, it seems, tried to produce the same thing,

But since merely men and not the great God,

“Judicial, Legislative, Executive” got the nod,

None of whom are trusted the whole power to swing.

                   – eab, 2/7/09        (*Isa 33.22)

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The lump of clay, from the moment it comes under the transforming hand of the potter, is, during each day and each hour of the process, just what the potter wants it to be at that hour or on that day, and therefore pleases him. But it is very far from being matured into the vessel he intends in the future to make it.

            – Hannah Whitall Smith, The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life (Westwood, NJ:                                Fleming Revell Co., 1952), 33.

Hannah Whitall Smith was born this date, 2/7/1832, at Philadelphia, PA.  She was a daughter of well-to-do Quaker parents.  After she married Robert Piersall Smith they converted to the group called Plymouth Brethren.  They were said to have a “new experience” (1867) and began a speaking tour of the United States and Europe. Their “Higher Christian Life” meetings in England were popular.  In 1875 she published, The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life a book which has been printed in several languages.

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