Friday, October 26, 2012
Words of truth, words that last
After all this world's past...
Words of Spirit and life
That should settle all strife...
Words that slice you and me;
Words that cleanse, words that free...
Words as strong as a stone;
Words that flow from God's throne...
May those words yet fulfill
All their work, Christ's own will.
By God's grace, now we've heard.
Thank you, Lord, for each word.
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all.
The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
--Jesus, in John 6:63. (ESV)
The Bible in the photo was given to my father when he graduated from high school, May 21, 1937. In the back is a hand-written list of seventy people whom he baptized over the following ten or fifteen years.