Tuesday, April 10

The World

I have a book with all sorts of fun facts and information in it.
I like reading books like that because there's always a good stopping place...
on just about any page.
There are a couple pages in the book that have lists of the 
most admired women in America.


Corazon Aquino
Ella Grasso
Corretta Scott King
Lurleen Wallace
Rose Kennedy
Lady Bird Johnson
Oveta Culp Hobby
Princess Elizabeth
Clare Boothe Luce
Eleanor Roosevelt

This is just a sample of some of the names.......
just see how fleeting fame is.....

I recognized lots of the names,
 but very few could I explain why they were 
somebody's favorites.
I don't know how or why they made the list.
For a little while, it had me concerned, 
as if I was missing out on
some great information.
I was not.

At about the same time I read this list,
my husband was preaching through the people from Hebrews
Hall of Faith!

Hebrews 11:1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
 the evidence of things not seen.

Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, 
Jacob, Joseph,
Moses, Rahab
by Faith the walls of Jericho fell down
(this is not all)

It's one thing to not know the lists
 that the world puts together
of the people that they think are great....

But shouldn't we know :

Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, 
obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire,
 escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong,
 waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

None of the people mentioned in this chapter 
knew the end of the story as
they lived out their lives.
They only knew each day as it came.
We know the end of the story
 and can be very hard on their weak points.
Why didn't they just obey?
Why didn't Moses just say YES right away?
Why was he afraid to speak?

Don't be concerned if you don't know
 the name of the latest movie,
the coolest car, the newest gadget,
 the most fun place in the world to spend a week.
All those things pass.
It's just the world.
What is written in Hebrews is timeless.
Be *very* concerned if you don't know why certain names are mentioned there.

1 comment:

Kari said...

Very well written! I didn't know most of the women on that list. They haven't changed my life like the sacrifice of those in Hebrews. Thank you for your inspiring post! :)