Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Word filled Wedesday

With the holiday meal preparations coming how many of us could even honestly think of opening our banquet to those souls who are poor? The crippled and lame among us are often shut out of sight in nursing homes. How many many years I have longed to do this. The comfort of my other guest have always come first however. Are you all like me? Wishing longing to be able to bless those unlovely who are kept from being among us.

Blindness can be defined in so many ways...perhaps he was speaking of physical blindness here, but in so many places we are told that there are non so blind as those who will not see.

As a child I was so very poor.
Not only of material or money but also of spirit.

Recently I saw a clip of a movie where a horse was hobbled. That is when the legs are tied together as to keep it from walking free.
I think of the spirit of many who are kept hobbled by the Pharisees among us.
He came but to loosen every bond,
to set those captives free and give sight to the blind.

I love to give a big banquet.
To have my home filled so, with those my heart beats in compassion toward.
All of those whom he so desperately loves.

This year my christmas will be simple my guest will be few.
We are all however poor, blind and hobbled to one extent or another.

May I serve up freedom,
may my table be a light
and freedom be my feast to those who are bound up.
Would that I celibrate the freedom, the light the wealth that is mine.


Photo Princess said...

This reminds me of a home we visited on Saturday. We went out looking at Christmas lights. A home in Chandler had their home decorated beautifully with lights and was showing the Polar Express movie on their driveway complete with chairs and an outdoor heater and they were serving hot cocoa, cookies and popcorn to anyone that came by. I was so warmed by their act of kindness toward everyone.

Denise said...

This is really precious.

Amydeanne said...

Beautifully done Donnetta! and i'm so glad that other blog wasn't you! i was sure id' been to your blog before, but couldn't figure out.. i thought maybe you got hacked!

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
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Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.

  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
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  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
  • "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
  • "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

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