NOT BARREN YEARS….July 4, 2015

“Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.”  Psalms 119:22

Let my hands perform His bidding, Let my feet run in His ways, Let my eyes see Jesus only, Let my lips speak forth His praise! – James

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One day while bending low in deep contrition,

My heart seemed broken for the years gone by;

They seemed to me, but barren years, and wasted.

And then the Lord stooped down and heard my cry.

“Those years, those bygone years,” He gently told me,

“They are not barren, though they seem to be;

For in those years you gently rocked a cradle,

And prayed that each new life belong to Me.

“And when those falt’ring feet began the journey

Along life’s rugged road, and times were hard;

With tender hands in yours, and yours in Mine, child,

You borrowed strength to lead them to their Lord.

“The first new word you taught them lisp was ‘Jesus,’

And they have found salvation in that Name;

And though the years will bring both joys and sorrows,

Because you prayed, they’ll never be the same.

“Someday before the throne you’ll stand in glory

And hear from Me these words of comfort clear:

‘Those years of motherhood, they were not wasted,

For lo, dear one, your children are all here.’ ”

By:  Olga J. Weiss

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WHEN WE WALK WITH GOD, WE LEAVE BEHIND A SWEET FRAGRANCE THAT CAN INSPIRE OTHERS TO FOLLOW! – Unknown