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Archive for January 5th, 2015

And the light [Jesus Christ] shineth in darkness; and

the darkness comprehended it not.

– Joh 1.5

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“All that Calvary provided for us,

judgment will require from us.”

– Millard Downing, 6/18/99

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Most hurting relationships have “transmission” problems.

They’ve lost “Reverse gear” –

one (or both) WILL not back up.

– eab, 2/9/12

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The shepherds have returned

To wooly flocks on the hill

The inn keeper now wishes

He could his small inn fill

Mary, post-delivery

Is not longer pregnant, ill.

The world’s most famous morning now is past.

 

The wise men have returned

To their studies in the East

Herod has completed his

Contemplated blood “feast”

Joseph, Family in Egypt

Are “visitors” at least.

Jesus is a growing “toddler” at last. 

 

And you, friend, have returned

To living glad, or forlorn

Returned to shops and streets

Filled with scurry and loud horn

Remember, remember

Christ for you was gladly born.

Hold to His redeeming love, hold it fast!

– eab, 1/5/08

 

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ON THIS DATE

George Washington Carver died 1/5/1943.  It is known that he was the son of a slave mother but his birth date is unknown (1864? 1965?).  He was the greatest black man born in America and a scientist who was a Christian.  His research led to new products and improved lives for black and white southern farmers. 

In his later years 3 presidents met him (both Roosevelts & Coolidge) and the Crown Prince of Sweden studied with him 3 weeks.  Henry Ford developed a friendship with him and later had an elevator installed so he could avoid the steps. 

Carver Quotes:

“Our Creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world.  Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth.”

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”

“More and more as we come closer and closer in touch with nature and its teachings are we able to see the Divine and are therefore fitted to interpret correctly the various languages spoken by all forms of nature about us.”

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