Lord

Lord, the newness of this day Calls me to an untried way.

Let me gladly take the road Give me strength to bear my load.

Thou my guide and helper be I will travel through with Thee.

Henry Van Dyke

ENCOURAGEMENT

The reason I can still find hope is that I keep this one thing in mind: the LORD' S mercy. We were not completely wiped out. His compassion is never limited. It is new every morning. His faithfulness is great. Lamentations 3:21-23

Greetings to each and everyone of you, my name is (Bernice) BaptismKid@aol.com. I have recently been led by the Lord to take over (Art's) CMC532 ministry. I am looking foward to keeping this ministry going and keep the blessings and encouragement and all of what God has to offer to all of us going. Here is my first Poems and Songs, I pray that is brings blessings to each and every one of you. Have any thoughts, comments, ect...feel free to send them my way along with any poems and songs that I can use to share. God Bless all of you and this ministry, Amen.

This is brought to you by Liz's Ministry Online WWJD523@aol.com ServantWRX is one of my favorite of Sam Cooke's

THE HEM OF HIS GARMENT

Oh, there was a woman in the Bible days She had been sick, sick so very long When she heard that Jesus was passing by So she joined the gathering throng And while she was pushing her way through Someone asked her: "What are you trying to do" She said: "if I could just touch the hem of His garment I know I'll be made whole"

She cried: "Oh Lord, Oh Lord, Oh Lord, Oh Lord" I know I'll be made whole"

Oh, She spent her money here and there Until she had no, had no more to spare The doctors, they'd done all they could But their medecine would do no good When she touched Him The Savior didn't see But still He turned around and cried: "Somebody touched me" She said: "It was I who Just wanna touch the hem of Your garment" I know I'll be made whole right now"

She stood there crying: "Oh Lord, Oh Lord, Oh Lord, Oh Lord" Said: "If could just touch the hem of His garment I know I'll made whole right now"

He Walked A Mile

Before the threads of time began Was pre-ordained a mighty plan That I should walk with Him alone The cords of trust unbroken But fate foresaw my wondering eye That none could not yet restrain To violate the friendship I would cause Him so much pain And everytime I close my eyes I see the nails, I hear the cries He did not keep Himself away He was no stranger to my pain He walked a mile in my shoes He walked a mile Feet so dusty cracked with heat But carried on by love's heartbeat A man of sorrows filled with grief Forgiveness was His anthem No feeble blow from tongue or pen Could ever sway my love for Him Across the echoed hills He trod And reached into my world

He Walked A mile by Clay Crosse Titled (Stained Glass)

Wings Like Eagles

Have you not known Have you not heard The everlasting God The Lord the creator Of the ends of the earth Neither faints nor searching of His understanding (Chorus) Those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength Those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength They shall mount up with wings With wings like eagles.... They shall run and not be weary They shall walk and not be faint

He gives POWER to the weak and to those who have no might He increases strength Even the youths shall faint and be weary and the young men shall utterly fall shall utterly fall (Chorus) By Phil Driscoll I Exalt Thee

DISCOVERY email source: BJDW73

Today i smiled, and all at once Things didnt look so bad. Today i share with someone else, A bit of hope i had. Today i sang a little song, And felt my heart grow light, And walked a happy little mile, With not a cloud in sight. Today i worked with what i had And longed for nothing more, And what had seemed like only weeds, Were flowers at my door. Today i loved a little more, Complained a little less, And in the giving of myself, Forgot my weariness.

ANGELS ALPHABET

As for me and my house, -;- * -;- we will serve the Lord. * -;- Joshua 24:15 *

Be doers of the word and not hearers only. * -;- James 1:22 * -;-

Children, obey your parents. -;- * Ephesians 6:1 -;- *

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 * -;-

Every good and perfect gift is from above. James1:17 -;- *

Forgive and you shall be forgiven. * Luke 6:37 * -;-

God gives us richly all things to enjoy. -;- * -;- I Timothy 6:17 *

He that keepth the Law, happy is he. * Proverbs 29:18 * -;-

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins. I John 1:9 -;-

Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 *

Keep your tongue from evil. -;- Psalm 34:13 * -;-

Lo, I'm with you always. Matthew 28:20 -;- *

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. -;- Psalm 100:1 -;- *

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him. -;- * I Corinthians 6:10b * -;-

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! -;- Romans 11:13 -;- *

Pray without ceasing. -;- I Thess. 5:17 * -;- * Quench not the Spirit. * -;- * I Thess. 5:19 -;- *

Rejoice in the Lord always. Psalm 33:1 * -;-

Seek first the kingdom of God. Matthew 6:33 -;-

Trust in the Lord with all your heart. -;- Proverbs 3:5 -;- *

Unto you is born a Saviour. -;- Luke 2:10 -;- *

Verily, verily I say unto you, he -;- that believeth on Me has everlasting life. -;- John 6:47

Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye to them. -;- Matthew 7:12b * *

eXcept a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. * -;- John 3:3 *

You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power. * Revelation 4:11 *

Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for today I must come to your house. * * MY HAND IN GODíS email source: BJDW73 Each morning when I wake I say, "I place my hand in God's today;" I know He'll walk close by my side My every wandering step to guide. He leads me with the tenderest care When paths are dark and I despair--- No need for me to understand If I but hold fast to His hand. My hand in His! No surer way to walk in safety through each day. By His great bounty I am fed; Warmed by His love, and comforted. When at day's end I seek my rest And realize how much I'm blessed, My thanks pour out to Him; and then I place my hand in God's again. Author: Florence Scripps Kellogg

{{ Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so }}

HE IS

In Genesis, He's the breath of life In Exodus, the Passover Lamb In Leviticus He's our high priest Numbers, the fire by night Deuteronomy, He's Moses' voice In Joshua, He is Salvation's choice

Judges, law giver In Ruth, the kinsmen-redeemer First and Second Samuel, Our trusted prophet In Kings and Chronicles, He's sovereign Ezra, true and faithful scribe Nehemiah, He's the rebuilder of Broken walls and lives

In Ester, He's Mordecai's courage In Job, the timeless redeemer In Psalms, He is our morning song In Proverbs, wisdom's cry Ecclesiastes, the time and season In the Song of Solomon, He is the lover's dream

He is, He is

In Isaiah, He's prince of peace Jeremiah, the weeping prophet In Lamentations, the cry for Israel Ezekiel, He's the call from sin In Daniel, the stranger in the fire In Hosea, He is forever faithful

In Joel, He's the spirit's power In Amos, the Arms that carry us In Obadiah, He's the Lord our Savior In Jonah, He's the great missionary In Micah, the promise of peace In Nahum, He is our strength and our shield

In Habakkuk and Zephaniah He's pleading for revival In Haggai, He restores a lost heritage In Zachariah, our fountain In Malachi, He is the sun of righteousness, rising with healing in His wings.

He is, He is

In Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, He is God, Man, Messiah In the book of Acts, He is fire from Heaven In Romans, He's the grace of God In Corinthians, the power of love In Galatians, He is freedom from The curse of sin

Ephesians, our glorious treasure Philippians, the servant's heart In Colossians, He's the Godhead Trinity Thessalonians, our coming King In Timothy, Titus, Philemon: He's our mediator and our faithful pastor

In Hebrews, the everlasting convenant In James, the one who heals the sick In First and Second Peter, He is our shepherd In John and in Jude, He's the lover Coming for His bride In the Revelation, He is King of Kings, and Lord of lords

He is, He is

The Prince of peace The Son of Man The Lamb of God The Great I Am

He's the Alpha and Omega Our God and our Savior He is Jesus Christ the Lord And when time is no more

He is He is

Written and Performed by ArronJeoffrey Because of Christ, Ted Cashion I SEE JESUS

email source: CHOSEN1954 By Summer Waters, age 11

I saw Jesus last week. He was wearing blue jeans and an old shirt. He was up at the church building; He was alone and working hard. For just a minute he looked a little like one of our members. But it was Jesus, I could tell by his smile.

I saw Jesus last Sunday. He was teaching a Bible class. He didn't talk real loud or use long words, But you could tell he believed what he said. For just a minute, he looked like my Bible teacher. But it was Jesus, I could tell by his loving voice.

I saw Jesus yesterday. He was at the hospital visiting a friend who was sick. They prayed together quietly. For just a minute he looked like Brother Jones. But it was Jesus, I could tell by the tears in his eyes.

I saw Jesus this morning. He was in my kitchen making my breakfast and fixing me a special lunch. For just a minute he looked like my mom. But it was Jesus, I could feel the love from his heart.

I see Jesus everywhere, Taking food to the sick, Welcoming others to his home, Being friendly to a newcomer and for just a minute I think he's someone I know. But it's always Jesus, I can tell by the way he serves.

JESUS YOU ARE MY LIFE email source: NEWSONGJOY

You are my life oh, precious Christ, You are to me the pearl of greatest price. My love for You will never die, Jesus, You are my life.

Oh, holy fire, love's purest light, Burn all desires till You are my one delight. My love for You will never die, Jesus, You are my life.

Oh, conquering King, conquer my heart, And make of me a pleasing gift to God. My love for You will l never die, Jesus, You are my life.

I come to You, I run to You, There's no greater joy than knowing You.

ON THE WINGS OF PRAYER email source: HOS5SEADS

Just close your Eyes and open your heart, And feel your worries and cares depart. Just yield yourself to the Father above, And let him hold you secure in his love.

For life on earth grows more involved, With endless problems that can't be solved. But God only ask us to do our best, Then he will take over and finish the rest.

So when you are tired, discouraged and blue, There is always one door that is open to you. And that is the door to The House of Prayer, And you'll find God waiting to meet you there.

And The House of Prayer is no further away, Than the quiet spot where you kneel and pray. For the heart is a temple when God is there, As we place ourselves in his loving care.

And he hears every prayer and answers each one, When we Pray in His name - Thy will be done. The burdens that seemed too heavy to bear, Are lifted away on the wings of a prayer.

ARE YOU MY FRIEND email source: HISMOUSE1

My friend I stand in judgment now, And feel that you're to blame somehow. On earth I walked with you day by day, And never did you point the way.

You knew the Lord in truth and glory, But never did you tell the story. My knowledge then was very dim, You could have led me safe to Him. So as we lived on this earth,

You never told me of this "second birth." And now I stand this day condemned, Because you failed to mention Him.

We walked by day and talked by night, And yet you showed me not the light. You let me live and love and die, You knew I'd never live on high!

Yes, I called you my friend for life, And trusted you in joy and strife. And yet in coming to the end,

I cannot call you now my friend.

In Christ, Written by Gene Richards

THE CHILDíS HEART email source: JUDY7680

In every adult lies a child's heart, with time became a missing part. From rigidness and critical views, foolish jesting and controlling rules.

Disappointments that wound so deep, the child's heart falls asleep. What will awaken this child who was to be?

Tearing down the false barricade of debris. That once guarded the wounded child, left alone scarred, crying, for fear of trial. Longing for acceptance, the right to be.

From the wounds to be healed and free. The Father of fathers is wooing you, to heal your shame, your fear, your wounds.

To be what you were intended, a child who is loved even when corrected.

Only for the sin to be rejected, however the child is resurrected.

With or without mistakes, to be simply a child of GOD!!!

If God Got Depressed(from my friend DSchro1854) Date: 2/6/99 11:22:06 PM EST From: Judy7680

<< " IF GOD GOT DEPRESSED "

When We get depressed, and this is often true We neglect the important thing that we should do Now what if GOD got upset and depressed This world would be in a terrible mess

What if GOD got depressed about things he didn't like And when we prayed for help He'd say: " Go take a hike "? A sad day it would be, if GOD decided to protest And left it up to us, to keep peace and happiness

What if GOD felt disdain over all that was wrong And milked this land until all water was gone? Then plagued us with the worst disease And sent dust storms in a place of a breeze

What if GOD, unimpressed over the deeds we've done Sent hurricanes just for fun? The gushing winds and giant surfs Would cover driest deserts of this fine earth

What if GOD got distressed like they say he did one night And made it rain for 40 days covering everything in sight? This world would be in a HELL-OF-A-MESS If GOD got sick and tired of us earthly pests

We should know for sure, we are truly blessed And pray, Don't mope when you get depressed Just keep in mind when you're feeling blue What might happen, if GOD got depressed and said:

" Hey Look, I'm Through! "

-Author Unknown-

One Law

There is one law by which we live, "Love loves to give and give and give!" ... No lasting joy is anywhere Save in this hearts of those who share. (Mountains of Spices-Hurnard) How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's good and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses to help? 1John3:17 Death tried to steal my joy away It only pricked my sorrow The tears that flowed from me today From joy's wellspring were borrowed (ltd) But as a tiny prick sometimes may, Blood will flow, looking a grievous wound. Even if soon it is wiped away, And healing leaves but a tiny scar, (fhk) Though fear may taint hope so pure, And the veil of death stands so strong We know, not guess, salvation is sure. One day the veil will open to my song. (fhk) Wide and thick are ties that bind, Unseen, unheard, though real; Beyond the reach of soul and mind, Of Eternal Oneness, Spirit Sealed. Evelyn (Jokomo64) 10 9 98

For it is then I will rise, To deliver my praise, As He stands from His throne, This Ancient of Days.(gjs Gloria Sites)

Subj: from BJDW73

We are Blessed! Something To Think About ¤ Should you find it hard to get to sleep tonight; Just remember the homeless family who has no bed to lie in. ¤ Should you find yourself stuck in traffic; don't despair. Remember, There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege. ¤ Should you have a bad day at work; Think of the man who has been out of work for the last three months. ¤ Should you despair over a relationship gone bad; Think of the person who has never known what it's like to love and be loved in return. ¤ Should you grieve the passing of another weekend; Think of the woman in some third world country, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week, for $15.00 to feed her family. ¤ Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance; Think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk. ¤ Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror; Think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine. ¤ Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering; what is life all about, what is my purpose? Be thankful, there are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity. ¤ Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities; Remember, things could be worse. You could be them!!! ¤ Should you feel depressed because of your weight; Remember, there is no cure for AIDS. ¤ ¤"I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me."¤ Philippians 4:13

How true this really is (from my friend Hetbt)

IF YOU NEVER FELT PAIN, THEN HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT I'M A HEALER?

IF YOU NEVER WENT THROUGH DIFFICULTY, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT I'M A DELIVERER?

IF YOU NEVER HAD A TRIAL, HOW COULD YOU CALL YOURSELF AN OVERCOMER?

IF YOU NEVER FELT SADNESS, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT I'M A COMFORTER?

IF YOU NEVER MADE A MISTAKE, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT I'M FORGIVING?

IF YOU KNEW ALL, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT I WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS?

IF YOU NEVER WERE IN TROUBLE, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT I WILL COME TO YOUR RESCUE?

IF YOU NEVER WERE BROKEN, THEN HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT I CAN MAKE YOU WHOLE?

IF YOU NEVER HAD A PROBLEM, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT I CAN SOLVE THEM?

IF YOU NEVER HAD ANY SUFFERING, THEN HOW WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT I WENT THROUGH?

IF YOU NEVER WENT THROUGH THE FIRE, THEN HOW WOULD YOU BECOME PURE?

IF I GAVE YOU ALL THINGS, HOW WOULD YOU APPRECIATE THEM?

IF I NEVER CORRECTED YOU, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU?

IF YOU HAD ALL POWER, THEN HOW WOULD YOU LEARN TO DEPEND ON ME?

IF YOUR LIFE WAS PERFECT, THEN WHAT WOULD YOU NEED ME FOR?

SIGNED....JESUS CHRIST MASTER OF ALL

Reach For The Stars

Outside my window a new day I see... And only I can determine what kind it will be.

It can be busy and sunny, laughing and gay, or boring and cold, unhappy and gray.

My own state of mind is the determining key for I am only the person I let myself be.

I can be thoughtful and do all I can do to help or be selfish and think just for myself.

I can enjoy what I do and make it seem fun or gripe and complain and make it hard on someone.

I can be patient with those who may not understand or belittle and hurt them as much as I can.

But I have faith in myself and believe what I say and personally intend to make the best of each day!

COMMITMENT TO CHRIST

LORD JESUS CHRIST, I want to belong to you from now on. I want to be free from the dominion of darkness and the rule of Satan, and I want to enter into your kingdom and be part of your people.

I will turn away from all wrongdoing, and I will avoid everything that leads me to wrongdoing.

I ask you to FORGIVE ALL THE SINS I HAVE COMMITTED. I offer my life to you, and I promise to obey you as my Lord.

Please baptize me in the HOLY SPIRIT, who is the COMFORTER that you sent to be with us until your return to us.

Lord Jesus we pray that you return to earth today bringing your Honor and Harmony, Peace and Glory again to our world. Amen

FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us:

- LOVE and JOY - PEACE and PATIENCE - KINDNESS and GOODNESS - FAITHFULNESS and GENTLENESS - SELF CONTROL

If we are living now by the Holy Spiritís power, then let us follow the Holy Spiritís leading in

THE ALMOST CHRISTIAN

the almost christians spend their lives with constant burden of sacrifice, they rise early to make amends for everything they know is sin, they go to church and pay their tithes and despise what they call compromise the almost christians fit the mold - BUT THERE IS NO CHANGE IN THEIR HEARTS AND SOULS!

the almost christians can learn to speak in religious terms that astound the weak they can build and organize to defend themselves from compromise, they can rise and stand their ground til they feel that justice has been found, the almost christians can be very bold - BUT THERE IS NO CHANGE IN THEIR HEARTS AND SOULS!

but the almost christians can never feel the freedom from their own fears, they never feel that blessed release that comes from those who inherit peace, and no matter how they strive to relate theyíll never see the pearly gate 'cause without the trust, they never know THEREíLL BE NO CHANGE IN THEIR HEARTS AND SOULS!

Jesus says to all of us:

- YOU EITHER KNOW ME OR YOU DONíT - YOUíLL EITHER DEFEND ME OR YOU WONíT

THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND!

Come through the door of his LOVE and HE WILL CHANGE YOUR HEART AND SOUL FOREVER MORE

Helpful prayers:

"Glory, Glory, Glory to our Lord God on High. Praise His Holy Name forever and ever."

"Praise God from whom all Blessings flow"

"Almighty God, have mercy on this unworthy sinner."

"Lord Jesus, we thank you for dying on the Cross and rising from the dead 3 days later to save us from our Sins."

"Holy Spirit, fill our hearts with Jesusís Love and Light, Compassion and Caring."

"Visualize Jesus someday saying to you: Well done my good and faithful servant."

"Almighty God, we give thanks to Holy Mary for all she did for your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, while he was on earth."

"It is the power of Jesus Christ, crucified on the Cross for all our Sins, and the Majesty of his arising from the dead 3 days later, that Compels the Evil, Hatred, Cruelty, Envy, Jealousy, and Hurtfulness to leave our Hearts and Minds, Bodies and Souls."

"Jesus, Jesus, Jesus sweetest name I know."

"Lord Jesus, we pray that you return to earth today bringing your Honor and Harmony, Peace and Glory once again to our world."

"Vanity, Vanity, Vanity, All is Vanity without Jesus living in our Hearts every minute of every day."

Holy Spirit: "Melt us, Mold us, Move us, Use us. Help us, Heal us, make us Whole and Pure again."

"If Jesus loves each and everyone of us (and he does), then who are we to hate others that Jesus also loves?"

"Help us to remember that we have been sent here to help others, and not to be self centered and in love with ourselves."

From SILENCE comes PRAYER. From PRAYER comes FAITH. From FAITH comes LOVE. From LOVE comes SERVICE. From SERVICE comes PEACE.

"To God Alone be all Glory and Honor." Amen

God Made You For a Reason

God Made You For A Reason

When I look upon my screen I find a happy reason the joy that comes to me from you is gratitude so very pleasingÖ What a wonderful creator that made a friend like you, He placed a sweet kind person and gave me lots of comfort too. A world without your kindness would be a sad sad world. But I don't have to worry, there's no need to be, because of you I am very happy, and that's good enough for me. I've found great people everywhere, they come into my life. Just like you, all those others too, have given me delight. So I thank God I met you, I thank him for all seasons. Now I know for sure with all my heart, GOD Created YOU for a reason.

THE TRAIN OF GLORY !

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him > that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come.

And whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17

COME ON BOARD THE TRAIN OF GLORY !

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

When Christ, who is our life shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4

God is bringing our love ones back to us !

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the arch angel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1Thessalonians 4:16-18

For God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

And he that sat upon the throne said, behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful Revelation 21:4,5

THREE TREES

Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, "Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty." Then the second tree said, "Someday I will be amighty ship. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of thestrength of my hull." Finally the third tree said, "I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me...."

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said, "This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter," and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest. At the second tree a woodsman said, "This looks like a strong tree, I should be able to sell it to the shipyard." The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship. When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. One of the woodsman said, "I don't need anything special from my tree so I'll take this one" and he cut it down. When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed box for animals. He was then >placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had >prayed for.

The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end. The third tree was cut into large pieces and left alone in the dark. The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams. Then one day, a man and women came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time. Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn't think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and he stood and said "peace" and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the king of kings in it's boat.

Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it. The moral of this story is that when things don't seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in Him, He will give you great gifts. Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had imagined. We don't always know what God's plans are for us. We just know that His ways >are not our ways, but His ways are always best.

OUR LORDíS TEARS

LOVLEBANON by Joel M Fulgham

I stood at the foot of the cross, My Lord looking down at me. The pain He endured, was written in His face. His love for me, written in the tears he shed. "Forgive them, Father," is what he said. Forgiveness was in the blood He shed.

For six hours my Lord agonized, So that I would not be penalized.

I stood there afraid to show, that I loved him so. Afraid they would make me go, and hang in death that was so slow. Lord, I pray you will not let me go. Forgive my fear, I love you so.

How many tears has He shed for me? Since that day at Calvary. When I hide my love for him, for fear they will make fun of me. When I give him worldly goods, but keep my heart and soul for me. When I do things of world, How many tears has He shed for me?