Archive for April 22nd, 2011

Imagine a perfect limousine being crashed to repair a hopeless jalopy. 


Imagine a wrecking ball demolishing a faultless mansion to improve a tumble-down shack. 


Imagine a perfect chocolate cake being trashed to “fix” a bucket of slop.


Imagine an ideal tailor-made suit being ripped apart to mend a faded work shirt.


Imagine an elegant massive ship being scraped so a rotten old row boat could float. 


Imagine a perfect and stately tree being destroyed so a dying old snag could live.    


Imagine a prime Angus, newly fresh, being “put down” so a feeble, dry, old cow might live.


Then imagine the perfect Son of God slain, so sinners (like us) can be redeemed.  What an imagination? 


No, what unimaginable love given to the world. Praise God now and ever and ever, eon after eon.  Amen!      

– eab, 4/15/11  

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In the days of yore,



At His own will,



He created the iron ore,



Mined from the hill.



Created the fuel,



And its hot flame,



And made the men who made,



“His” nails from the same.

                – eab, Apr. ’84

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Search me, O God,
And know my heart today;
Try me, O Savior,
Know my thoughts, I pray.
See if there be
Some wicked way in me;
Cleanse me from every sin
And set me free.

I praise Thee, Lord,
For cleansing me from sin;
Fulfill Thy Word,
And make me pure within.
Fill me with fire
Where once I burned with shame;
Grant my desire
To magnify Thy Name.

Lord, take my life,
And make it wholly Thine;
Fill my poor heart
With Thy great love divine.
Take all my will,
My passion, self and pride;
I now surrender, Lord
In me abide.

O Holy Ghost,
Revival comes from Thee;
Send a revival,
Start the work in me.
Thy Word declares
Thou wilt supply our need;
For blessings now,
O Lord, I humbly plead.

J. (James) Edwin Orr died this date, 4/22/1987 at Ridgecrest, North Carolina.  He was born1/12/1912 at Bel­fast,Ire­land.  Paul W. (Wood) Finch, a sound Holiness minister who evangelized in Ireland for three years in the 50’s told me he had spoken (at least once) when Orr was in the audience.

The above was penned in 1936. Orr is said for have written the words at a re­viv­al meet­ing in New Zea­land.

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