October 22, 2012

Give & Take

Share With Us
We are looking for brief submissions in these categories:

Sound Bites (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, and city and state from which you are writing.

Sound Bite
“If the flow of God’s living water is hindered or stopped, stagnation and death can occur.”
—Tim Rumble, Unionville, Michigan

2012 1530 page27Adventist Life
During a Sabbath school song service in a primary class at our church this past spring, one of the kids requested “Soon and Very Soon.” The leader, right before he started to play the opening chords, wanted to be supportive of the class member so he said, “Oh, yes! Good choice! I love to sing this one when I go to retirement homes.” He didn’t realize how that sounded until the handful of adults in the back of the class couldn’t hold back and chuckled. 
—Gideon Maran, Laurel, Maryland

This is a favorite quote of mine from Ellen G. White’s book Christ’s Object Lessons, page 159: “Lord, take my heart; for I cannot give it. . . . Save me in spite of myself, my weak, unchristlike self. Mold me, fashion me, raise me into a pure and holy atmosphere, where the rich current of Thy love can flow through my soul.”
—Benjamin H. Jackson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sermon in Seven
“Thy will be done on earth as . . . in heaven.” We say those words on divine instruction, as directed by Jesus Himself. Let’s remind ourselves, then, of the awesome consequence of our words—not out of conceit, but in consecrated consciousness:
I am God’s appointed spokesperson on earth.