I gave it to the Cross last night, literally! I thumb tacked it right on there at church and had me an encounter with God and I am trusting God. I did repent to the Lord for my actions this weekend but best of all He told me He loves me and is here for me. Who can compare to that?
To my dad who will never read this. You have a heart of gold, a real treasure. Unfortunately many don't ever get to see that. I have. I am sorry you are in bondage to this addiction that has robbed you of the love, blessings and relationships here on earth. I know you had a hard life with Vietnam and how it haunts you. I wish I could make it all better for you but only God can....and Dad I give you to GOD, our Father. I love you.
John 1:12 - But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe on His name.
THE PRAYING HANDS
The "Praying Hands" are much, much more than just a work of art, They are the "soul's creations" of a deeply thankful heart.
They are a Priceless Masterpiece that love alone could paint, And they reveal the selflessness of an unheralded saint
These hands so scarred and toilworn, tell the story of a man Who sacrificed his talent in accordance with God's Plan.
For in God's Plan are many things man cannot understand, But we must trust God's judgement and be guided by His Hand -
Sometime He asks us to give up our dreams of happiness, Sometimes we must forego our hopes of fortune and success -
Not all of us can triumph or rise to heights of fame, And many times What Should Be Ours, goes to another Name -
But he who makes a sacrifice, so another may succeed, Is indeed a true disciple of our blessed Saviour's creed -
For when we "give ourselves away" in sacrifice and love, We are "laying up rich treasures" in God's kingdom up above -
And hidden in gnarled, toilworn hands in the truest Art of Living, Achieved alone by those who've learned the "Victory of Giving"
For any sacrifice on earth, made in the dear Lord's name Assures the giver of a place in Heaven's Hall of Fame.
And who can say with certainty Where the Greatest Talent Lies, Or Who Will Be the Greatest In Our Heavenly Father's Eyes!
~Helen Steiner Rice