Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sixty Seconds For the Soul

In recent days I have stayed busy pressing on a writing task, complicated by my wife's weekend in the hospital. These are tough times for everybody, times when it sometimes becomes difficult for the tough to stay up and going. Amid all the tasks of life, it is so important that we occasionally take out what my friend Jakeway once called "Sixty Seconds for the Soul."

To be truly renewed is what Jesus described to Nicodemus as being "born again'" (John 3). To be truly born again one must be born from above. That brings me to the following verse I found recently in an old volume.

As one who takes serious hope in the Christian faith, this brief verse by A. L. Murray beautifully catches poetically what is the very essence of our faith. Murray, a prolific devotional writer of earlier years, describes this work done by Christ in his few lines entitled: "FOUND ME

Christ found me broken;
Made me whole.
Built new windows
In my soul.
And redesigned me
To His plan,
Image of God and SON OF MAN."

May these lines touch your heart as they touched mine, and may you experience renewal in these redefining days.
from Warner's World,


Anonymous said...

I have been trying to find out a little bit about Wade B. Jakeway's chalk art. I would like to find out the title to a picture he did in our church over 50 years ago. It has been in our family all this time. I have a copy of his "Sixty Seconds for the Soul".

Wayne said...

Dear Anonymous:
It has been a while since I heard from Wade but you should be able to reach him at 1-863-638-2283. He lives at 4811 Mac Donald Street, Lakes Wales, Florida 33859. The last letter I had he was doing reasonably well for a 90-yr-old, walking and behaving rather as usual. I'd love to hear from him again but he corresponds only by hand and/or phone as far as I know. Give him my regards.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the information. I will try to contact him and get the information I need. Our family won this chalk art (that he did one night while he was preaching)for having the most family members at his revival in Shreveport/Bossier Louisiana back in the 50's.

Wayne said...

I know the story well. He held several meetings for me through the years beginning with his first one for me in the early 50s in West Texas. Might Harold Stiff have been in Shreveport back around then? Glad I could help, friend.