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Mat 7.14

“Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life,

and few there be that find it.”

 

The road to heaven was once well-traveled, a beaten track across this miserable wilderness. Seems in some civilizations & centuries more journeyed on it than do now. (Modernity has distracted with 1000s of dramas, games, shows, songs, etc.) Keep on track, friend.  Looking closely you may “see” the footprints of saints & martyrs going ahead of you.  It is a holy trail. Keep on!

– eab, 3/6/18

 

 

“The mark of God’s man

is that he sighs and cries over sin.”

– Samuel Chadwick

 

 

DEEP RUBY

The sun had heated the wrinkled skin

And precious warmth instilled within,

With seemingly no outward result.

But inside the movement of sap

Permeated the cells (as roads a map)

It was the renewed sunshine’s “fault.”

 

The sap came up from the deepest root

To the farthest, round, diminishing shoot,

In action and time, like each spring.

Running by day, and stopping by night,

Then, again continuing its insistent flight,

To the tune that the robins sing.

 

Then at last appeared the bud, deep red.

On the tree that last winter looked so dead;

But now it stands, awake from its nap.

On upper branches the buds opened wide,

Revealing the tender green hid inside,

Oh, the wonderful power of sap.

– eab, 1966

 

Joh 8.32

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

 

When you become a seeker after Truth – across the spectrum – you run into items which at first glance seem hard to believe, but further reading/listening/comparing brings no reason to doubt. Perhaps the harder part in finding Truth is the awareness: this close friend is not ready to hear this, or that friend may become more distant because of Truth.

– eab, 3/6/18

 

 

“…His ‘Follow’ meant ‘Do as I would do in every relation of life.’”

– Wilfred Grenfell, MD

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