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AFTER “CHRISTMAS,” STILL CHRIST

And what about the day after

And the weeks that follow on?

After the tinsel has been swept away

And the relatives have gone?

 

What about the real Christ

Who lives and loves and lights,

A hundred thousand soul hearth’s

In spite of dark nights?

– eab, Dec. 1981

 

In an age of purposeful confusion between true male or female roles, few actions make a more simple yet firm “statement,” as the lady who always dresses in modest skirt & blouse or dress. I thank you personally and I thank you also for all God’s careful people – you are Soooo right!

– eab, 12/8/17

 

DAY, DUSK, DARK

For thousands of years it had been thus;

Day – then dusk – and the dark.

Light to night. It seemed absurd,

That the negative would be the last to be heard,

And positive leave without a remark.

 

As it had done, now it came again,

Beauty – then border – and then black.

Light to night, brilliant to dull;

Beautiful landscapes and pastels now null,

By the absence of sunlight, Oh, the lack.

– eab, Dec. 1979

 

All marriages come to an end. And – – – they all end with a word starting with “D.” For some “D” stands for death: early, mid-life, or in old age. For others, sadly, “D” stands for divorce. Do what the two of you may, you can’t stop that first “D.” But the two of you WORKING together have full control over divorce – you can stop it!

– eab, 12/6/17

 

“You can as soon meet with a man that never felt the wind or heard the sound thereof, as with one that never felt the Divine breathing or heard the still small voice which we call the grace of God.”

– John Fletcher, Works, vol 1

 

Addicted to sports? (So many who suffer from addiction want to deny it.) Addictions are not natural; they are acquired. Your addiction to “____ ball” may be due to a parent, school, TV, etc. making the sport look “exciting.” Please STOP. Ask yourself: what difference will that score make in a year? In a decade? ON YOUR DEATH BED?

– eab, 12/5/17

 

Eph 2. 8

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”

 

Truth unites lovers of Truth. But Truth causes separation from those who tell lies (knowing they are lies) AND from those who’ve become comfortable with lies. Lies also unite people. But the union of liars will fail soon while the union of Truth will last forever. Run from a unity of falseness. Run to Christ, His Word, & those united to Him in Truth. (see Luk 12.51)

– eab, 12/9/17

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