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The Gift Of His Word
by Trish Thompson
11/07/05
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I remember when I was small, too young even to go to school, my Mother taught me to read and write, putting into my mind these amazing tools.

Writing things on paper was ok, but what was really the best, was all the stories hidden in all those books, a trip to the library became a joy-fest.

I was taken away on many a trip, reading about people and places far away, and the stories they told were as real to me as the life I lived every day.

I read so much that my Mother got worried, called the doctor and they told me to stop - my vision would be hurt they said; but where there's a will there's a way, and I found every one, there were just too many stories waiting to be read.

I hid books under the mattress to read after dark by the light of a 'borrowed' flashlight, and when that was found, I read by the window using the moon and a nearby streetlight.

I've never lost my love for books and the stories that are laid out on each page, for they were my refuge when the outside of my life was in a rage.

Remembering that made me think of how wonderful God's plans really are, for every thing He'd crafted into making me what I am, He'd use to bring me near when I'd run so far.

I spent so much of my life hiding away, behind walls, safe from what people said; and to fill up the emptiness that I saw in my life, well, there were so many books to be read.

Then I met the Master Librarian - Jesus - who gently came into my life; an answer to a plea I'd only whispered, not said, and He told me He could give me a new life, and with His word I could be fed.

I said yes that day and inside I just knew I'd been made new from that moment I was set free; and my life would take a different turn, for from now on Jesus would always be with me.

He took my love of books and words on a page and gave me the gift of His word, and inside there I found stories and songs, a lifetime of reading was now assured.

He took my wishes and the things I desired, even the one I had hidden away, and He saved it til last, the best gift of all, the gift of love was to be mine that day.

He brought us together, and the minute we met, there was no doubt, I just knew that this was the love of my life I'd been given, this beautiful love that I share with you.

I thank God every day for the joy He has given, the love that now fills my life,
and every day I want to share with you the happiness, the blessing it is to be your wife.


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Helen Harris 07 Nov 2005
Wonderful Write Trish! Wow! “Talking about training a child in the way he should go.” You never departed from it. A Proverbs 22:6.
So True, you have the Gift!
I Love these lines: “Then I met the Master Librarian - Jesus - who gently came into my life; an answer to a plea I'd only whispered, not said, and He told me He could give me a new life, and with His word I could be fed.” “ the Master Librarian – Jesus”
Amen. God Bless, Helen




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