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Lotty

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I found this poem on the internet this morning and I respect all people around the world who wish to worship in their own rights. We all have to live together, learning and growing from each other.

If anyone wishes to add to this thread I would be only too pleased to see it. Please add as you wish my friends......




All roads that lead to God are good;
What matters it, your faith or mine
Both centre at the goal divine
Of Love's eternal brotherhood.
The kindly life in house or street;
Thc life of prayer, the mystic rite;
The student's search for truth and light
These paths at one great function meet.
What matters that one found his Christ
In rising sun or burning fire,
If faith within him did not tire
His longing for the truth sufficed.
A thousand creeds have come and gone;
But what is that to you or me?
Creeds are but branches of a tree-
The root of love lives on and on.
Though branch by branch proves withered wood
The root is warm with precious wine:
Then keep your faith and leave me mine;
All roads that lead to God are good.


--Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 

squirt

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what a lovely poem Lotty! Faith, Hope and Love, but the greatest of these is Love! :sigh:
*big hugs 'n LOTS love!* :inlove:


 

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God's Wings

A little something to put things in perspective ...

After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage.

One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he gently struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother's wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise.

She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies. Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast ... because she had been willing to die, so those under the cover of her wings would live.

'He will cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you will find refuge.'
(Psalm 91:4)

Being loved this much should make a difference in your life.
Remember the One who loves you, and then be different because of it.​


 

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The Legend of the Holly

When Christ was born in Bethlehem
on that first Christmas night
a barren bush outside the stable
blossomed full and bright
It bore a grim reminder
at the crown he'd one day wear
it's prickly leaves foretold the thorns
of sorrow He would bear
Amidst the green there grew strange fruit
with small berries scarlet red
as crimson as the very blood
our Savior was to shed
In honor of the Prince of Peace
a flower pure and white
blossomed sweetly when the Lord was born
that holy Christmas night


 

stevent222

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My daughter asked me once when she was about 5 years old if Jesus ever smiled?
I told her that Jesus loves little children and they always make me laugh so I would think that Jesus smiled and laughed all the time too.

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The Legend of the Candy Cane

Look at the Candy Cane
What do you see?
Stripes that are red
Like the blood shed for me



White is for my Savior
Who's sinless and pure!
"J" is for Jesus My Lord,
that's for sure!



Turn it around
And a staff you will see
Jesus my shepherd
Was born for Me!




Many years ago, a candy maker wanted to make a candy at Christmas time that would serve as a witness to his Christian faith. He wanted to incorporate several symbols for the birth, ministry and death of Jesus. He began with a stick of pure white hard candy; white to symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus; hard to symbolize the solid rock, the foundation of the Church; firmness to represent the promise of God.



The candymaker made the candy in the form of a "J" to represent the name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior. He thought it could also represent the staff of the Good Shepherd, with which he reached down into the ditches of the world to lift out the fallen lambs who, like all sheep, have gone astray.



Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the candymaker stained it with red stripes. He used three small stripes to show the stripes of the scourging Jesus received, by which we are healed. The large red stripe was for the blood shed by Christ on the cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life. Unfortunately, the candy became known as a candy cane - a meaningless decoration seen at Christmas time. But the true meaning is still there for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.
 
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