June 15, 2009 Message of the Week
The Message of the Week for this week is a re-emphasis of the Home Page message about my friend Grady Hawkins. Meeting many people these past months and giving Message of Truth business cards to those who cross paths along The Way; this has been a blessing. Sharing Grady Hawkins’s idea of a Holy Bible scripture verse written upon a 3 by 5 card with other men and women; for their children’s benefit to know God’s Word in their life; is to know revival a friendship at a time blessed in God’s Good Pleasure. “The Fabric of Time” was written for this purpose to be a song from a parent to their child. To facilitate with ease the learning and hearing of God’s Word. This to establish a young person’s point of reference to open and read the bible when life’s circumstance dictates the need to do so.
About ‘The Fabric of Time’
February 19, 2009
Many years ago a man named Grady Hawkins, the cabinet maker who designed and built the cabinets in my home, gave me some very wise advice. Grady was a very knowledgeable man in the Word of God. We had many conversations about God and the Gospel of Christ. I learned many good and heartfelt lessons about the reality of God in Grady’s life experience.
One day Grady was talking to me about my two young sons, they were 4 and 6 years old at the time. Grady asked me if I would like his advice on how to instill the desire for my sons to be influenced by the scriptures; how to instill in them the seed to read the bible. I said I would appreciate his advice. Grady said this to me, “Write out fully 5 of your favorite scriptures with the chapter and verse on 3 by 5 cards for each of your sons. Then place these scripture cards near their beds. Then at night when spending time with your boys before they go to sleep, as part of your conversation, read a different 3 by 5 card. Then each night they will experience the scriptures with the chapter and verse”.
Grady said, that from hearing the Word of God in this manner my sons would eventually remember these verses. These verses then would be a reference point for them to start reading the bible. I wrote “The Fabric of Time” with this advice in mind. I placed scripture verses alongside the song verses and wrote this song as a personal witness of Christ. It is my hope that new believers, and those that are looking and want to believe, will be encouraged by this song in their walk with Christ. Also, I hope this song will be to parents, for their children, as good as the advice Grady Hawkins gave to me many years ago as my sons have now grown to be men.
Jesus Christ is with faith working through love the “Message of Truth” (Ephesians 1:13 NAS).
Sincerely In Christ,
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