Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wonderful Words of Life

If it did not take so much research and detective-level investigation, I would love to trace my family's genealogy on both sides. I think it would be fascinating to know who first came to the United States and when, who married whom and where, and so on--and maybe someday I will do just that.

I'm told that my paternal grandmother, Minnie Billingsley, married my grandfather, Millard Horne, when she was just fourteen years old. She went on to have ten children who survived, my dad being her last. They lived in a small frame farmhouse in Anson County for most of their lives, and my memories of visiting there as a child include my introduction to Coca-Cola in small glass bottles (I wasn't to touch them, they were grandma's) and the smell of chicken coups, hound dogs and orange dusty dirt driveways and pathways that wound around their various out-buildings.

1 Chronicles chapters 7 and 8 conclude the genealogies of all Israel. It completely fascinates me that such careful records were preserved so long ago, yet my family line is only known (to me at least) about three generations back.

There are those who reject the authenticity and accuracy of scripture, yet day after day archaeological discoveries are uncovered that confirm its reliability.

I pray that you will heed every word of His Word because it will be your source for wisdom--a lamp for your feet and a light for your path. The Apostle Paul says it best in 2 Timothy 3:16:

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

Hide God's Word in your heart--so that in every circumstance you are equipped to choose wisely, walk safely, and speak truthfully. His Word never fails. His Words give life. Everlasting, abundant, amazing.

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