Spurgeon used to love to read the daily Newspaper "with a Bible in
his hand!" My goal for this page is to show how every event of life
can prompt one's attention to the Scriptures of Truth!
Occasionally I used to ride the rapid rail
train back across Atlanta from the Airport. The
driver the other day let mw snap this picture. Look at those tracks!
"Straight and narrow," aren't they? Reminds me of Jesus' words in Matthew
7:14. "Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
It's just a pathway! Many
footprints have fallen here! It has been so zealously followed, packed by
innumerable shoes and sandals and boots, that even the grass can not grow
in its wake! This is a long pathway too! I believe it was the Prophet
Jeremiah who recorded the following argument between God and His people.
"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for
the old paths, where is the
good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But
they said, We will not walk therein." Jeremiah 6:16
I was preaching a Revival in
Canada and actually saw a potter make this vessel! See the wheel? And the
moist clay, still fresh from the skilled hands of the potter? Yet much
work needs to be done before this container can hold water or milk or
juice. Jeremiah's trip to the potter's shop comes vividly to my mind! The
Lord is our Potter. We are the clay. "O house of
Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as
the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand." Jeremiah
Pictured against the darkening
sky, this Church architecturally lifts high the Cross of our Lord Jesus
Christ! The picture here is a parable! Our world also is growing darker
and darker, more engulfed in each each passing day! The only hope mankind
has is Jesus and His shed Blood! Brethren, we MUST uplift the old rugged
Cross! Paul certainly did. "But God forbid that I
should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the
world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world." Then the great
Apostle said: "For I determined not to know any
thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified." Galatians
6:14 and 1st Corinthians 2:2
Grape Vine, Winter!
Same Vine, Summer!
"I am the
true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that
beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth
fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Abide in me, and
I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in
the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. Herein is my Father
glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples."
Our Lord Jesus, speaking in John 15.
This tree is literally growing out
of the rock! Jesus is our "Rock!" Psalm 31:3 says to the Lord,
"For thou art my rock and my fortress;
therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me."
(during the Revival Meeting near Savannah, Tennessee) walking down to the
Tennessee River one morning, in our back yard, I saw this spider web.
There were dozens of them in the trees, glistening in the bright sunshine.
Look how orderly the web is built! How symmetrically perfect! Who "taught"
that little spider to do this? Yes indeed ... what amazing Lessons God has
incorporated into nature, in His handiwork! Job 12:7-9 says:
"But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee;
and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee. Or speak to the earth,
and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto
thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought