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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Faithful Saying

Have you ever had one of those weeks???
This week was one for me.
(This is my second time doing this because somehow I deleted my whole post.
My son used my laptop at school and left the mouse there. Grrr. I need to use the mouse.)
earlier in the week I offended someone by what I said. (I'm pretty sure I did anyway.)
It wasn't intentional, but afterwards I realized that I probably did.
Then at work I made an assumption that caused confusion and misunderstanding.
I felt like a schmuk.
God specializes in helping schmuks! I am so grateful for His embracing arms when we need Him. I need Him every moment of everyday. I need His forgiveness and grace.
A little while back I purchased this little New Testament at Goodwill.
I just love how dark the pages are.
When I got home I thumbed through it and found this.
Someone had picked this. It would be interesting to know the story behind the person who owned this Bible.
Can you read the scripture the red finger is pointing to?
"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief."
The apostle Paul wrote this. He had many Christians killed. Now I haven't killed anyone, but we can crush people with our words.
I felt like Paul did this week.
BUT Christ Jesus came into the world for you and for me!
I'm so grateful He came.
This New Testament is a Marked New Testament and has many verses highlighted in red like the scripture above.
This is the name of the person who owned this Bible at Christmas in 1907.
Maybe I'll meet her in heaven. That would be so cool!
Maybe you've had a bad week too. Even though we feel like hiding, it's the time to run to Jesus. He will wipe away your tears and comfort you and help you on your way again. You can go to Him with anything. He is a good Friend.
I was thinking of the words to the great hymn, "What a Friend we Have in Jesus" and was able to find the history of the person who wrote it.
If you have a few minutes you hear about it here.
If Jesus is not your Friend, He can be. Just ask Him.
You'll have no better friend.
Blessings, Diane


  1. Diane ~ The Lord is good and he blesses us in many ways. Thank the Lord that he is always with us, to pick us up when we fall. Praise him!!

  2. I found you at Mrs. Olson's party and this post touched my heart. I'm a lover of old things, especially books, and what a treasure you have in that Bible. I'm so intrigued by the history of old things. The underlined verse ... amazing.

    Indeed, we can wound people with our words, but thanks be to God for forgivnenss.

  3. Wouldn't Mrs. Watson, the first owner of your Bible, would be thrilled to know that her Bible was still being used to help people? It helped people at Goodwill to have the money you paid for the Bible, it helped you, and now you're helping everyone who reads your post! I'm so glad you shared this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! ♥

  4. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  5. I am happy to say that Jesus is my friend! I rely on him constantly. Indeed, our words are powerful and the word, I'm sorry is probably one of the most important! That Bible is a real treasure! I love the underlined scripture that is pointed to by the hand. Would love to have that stamp! The dried herb (or flower) is precious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


I so appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. I am blessed by each one. Diane