October 14, 2010

Give and Take

My friend Debby was fearful that her husband would have a job transfer to another city. It would mean that they would have to move, leaving behind family and friends. One morning as she was grieving over the possibility of this move, the song “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” came on the radio, and right at that very moment a sparrow flew down and settled outside her window, seeming to be listening too while looking right at her. When it got to the words “I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free, for His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me,” the sparrow flew off into the deep-blue sky. Debby was filled with awe, for it seemed to her that God had just reminded her that He was leading in her life and she need not fret.
—Mildred J. White, Hayden, Idaho
2010 1534 page13GC SESSION MEMORIES
While attending the recent fifty-ninth General Conference session in Atlanta, Georgia, after the introduction of the new world church president, Ted N. C. Wilson, our grandson Andrew, age 7, asked, “So Obama gave up being president?”
—Mirtha Alvarez, Altamonte Springs, Florida

We attended camp meeting in Indiana back in the 1960s when H.M.S. Richards, Sr., was the main speaker. Elder Richards would turn the pages of his Bible to look up a text and then “read” the text verbatim from the King James version. Because we were sitting on the front row center, we could see that his Bible was upside down! But he never missed a word and never misquoted a text. He knew his Bible by heart! He was an amazing Christian man!
—Bob and Jean Baden, Benson, Arizona
We are looking for brief submissions in these categories:
Adventist Quotes (profound or spontaneous)
Adventist Life (short anecdotes, especially from the world of adults)
Jots and Tittles (church-related tips)
Camp Meeting Memories (short, humorous, and/or profound anecdotes)
Please send your submissions to Give & Take, Adventist Review, 12501 ?Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600; fax: 301-680-6638; e-mail: [email protected]. Please include phone number. Submissions will not be acknowledged or returned.