THE ANVIL


Charles Spurgeon once said, “Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the Book widens and deepens with our years.”

Of course, he was speaking of the Bible, God’s written Word.  I have found that what he said is true.  Everytime I read the Bible, I see something new.  Even if I’ve heard a certain passage preached over and over, there is always something new to glean from the Scripture!

Take a look at the following poem I found in one of my inherited books.  As you do, remember what Jesus said in the Scripture below. -anita

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“So will My word be which goes out of My mouth; It will not return to Me void (useless, without result), Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” -Isaiah 55:11 AMP

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Last eve I passed beside a blacksmith’s door,

And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime;

Then looking in, I saw upon the floor

Old hammers, worn with beating years of time.

 

“How many anvils have you had,” said I,

To wear and batter all these hammers so?”

“Just one,” said he, and then, with twinkling eye,

“The anvil wears the hammers out, you know.”

 

And so, thought I, the anvil of God’s Word,

For ages skeptic blows have beat upon;

Yet, though the noise of falling blows was heard,

The anvil is unharmed–the hammers gone!

-Anonymous

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