Story: The young man had lost his job and didn’t know which way to turn. So he went to see the old preacher.
Pacing about the preacher’s study, the young man ranted about his problem. Finally he clenched his fist and shouted, “I’ve begged God to say something to help me. Tell me, Preacher, why doesn’t God answer?”
The old preacher, who sat across the room, spoke something in reply — something so hushed it was indistinguishable. The young man stepped across the room. “What did you say?” he asked.
The preacher repeated himself, but again in a tone as soft as a whisper. So the young man moved closer until he was leaning on the preacher’s chair. “Sorry,” he said. “I still didn’t hear you.” With their heads bent together, the old preacher spoke once more. “God sometimes whispers,” he said, “so we will move closer to hear Him.”
This time the young man heard and he understood.
We all want God’s voice to thunder through the air with the answer to our problem. But God’s is the still, small voice. . . the gentle whisper.
Perhaps there’s a reason. Nothing draws human focus quite like a whisper. God’s whisper means I must stop my ranting and move close to Him, until my head is bent together with His. And then, as I listen, I will find my answer. Better still, I find myself closer to God.
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”…Having loved His own… He loved them to the end.’ John 13:1
On a busy morning, a nurse in the crowded emergency room seated an elderly gentleman who had come to have stitches removed from his hand. He said, ‘I’m in a hurry, nurse. I have an appointment in an hour.’ As the line of patients ahead of him moved slowly he kept looking anxiously at his watch. Knowing he’d never make his appointment, the nurse led him to an examination room, checked his vital signs and evaluated the condition of his wound. Seeing it was well healed, she consulted with one of the doctors and got clearance to remove his sutures and re-dress his wound. She asked, ‘Are you hurrying to another doctor’s appointment?’ He said, ‘No, I’m on my way to have breakfast with my wife at the nursing home.’ She asked about his wife’s health and learned she was a victim of Alzheimer’s disease. ‘Will she be upset if you’re late?’ The old man told her she hadn’t recognized him in five years. Surprised, the nurse asked, ‘And you still go to see her every morning, although she doesn’t know who you are?’ The old man smiled, patted her hand and replied, ‘Oh, yes. She doesn’t know who I am, but I still know who she is!’ Loving ‘for better or for worse’ means being committed to each other in every season and circumstance of life.
I’ve always wondered why school graduation or alumni rings are similar or being fashioned after army rings. I mean, I’ve seen a lot of these from my parents, my cousins, my aunts, and even my own high school ring. Maybe it’s just that they’re cool to look at and it has this official looking edge to it that makes it stand out. Personally, I like the whole look of it. I think this trend will go on for generations to come.
When I went to Hong Kong, I attended a concert. When I arrived at the receiving hall, I saw dozens of roses and tables with souvenirs and giveaways. There were some lighted candles in one of the tables and one fan girl accidentally knocked a candle over. Thankfully, the flame went off and no damage was done. In these settings, incidents like this can be avoided if you buy fire proof printed table throw so that with all the excitement going on, you won’t have to worry about your tables catching fire.