The Rose Still Grows Beyond The Wall

July 13, 2014


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SCRIPTURE

But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?

~Matthew 26:8

QUOTE

Only he who can say, “The Lord is the strength of my life” can say, “Of whom shall I be afraid?”

~Alexander Maclaren

THOUGHTS

 Our work, our mission extends beyond our physical life: Jesus, Paul, William Booth, Shakespeare, George Washington just to mention a few.  Billy Graham’s work will not die when he takes his last breath on this earth: of that, I am confident. I see his son and grandson picking up the mantle. The influence of a life extends for beyond it’s days upon this earth.

We are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses. The saints in heaven pray for us and cheer us on. George Matheson said, “Among the forces on earth, there is none more potent than they who have departed.” I’m telling you folks, death is an illusion. It leaves the appearance that all is over when in reality, things are just beginning. A garden seed appears to be dead, so does an egg or a cocoon but there is life and glory in all. Physical death is simply a part of metamorphous [transformation].

I found a poem I want to share in memory of Rodney Fields and Griggs Rose.

“THE ROSE STILL GROWS BEYOND THE WALL”

Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God’s free light,
Watered and fed by morning dew,
Shedding its sweetness day and night.
As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall,
Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength,
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice’s length,
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before;
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing its fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve,
And make our courage faint or fail?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive:
The rose still grows beyond the wall.

Scattering fragrance far and wide,
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will for evermore.

by A. L. Frink

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  • Today is a big day for DBC. We are seeking God’s will about the BLOCK PARTY. I firmly believe that where God guides, He provides. I love the story is Exodus 35 where Moses invites the Israelites to bring an offering to pay for the furnishings of the tabernacle….  All whose hearts were stirred and whose spirits were moved came and brought their sacred offerings to the Lord. They brought all the materials needed for the Tabernacle. I do believe that if the BP is God’s will for us, He will stir hearts and people will give. No one can manipulate this event, there is $100 limit per person. Judging from our giving history: it will take 40-50 families supporting the offering. Trust me, it is no small thing: God must stir hearts or this thing will not happen.
  • Joe David this morning and Teco Vargas tonight…10:15 and 6:00 {Deacons meeting at 8:00, LCBS at 9:00}
  • The next two Sundays are also big: FRONT PEW SHOWER for the back pack program on July 20 and MULTI-VITIMAN DAY on July 27.

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