Scripture Saturday...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Today I have two scriptures to share with you. There's a story, of course! When I was helping my father unpack and set up his study in the new house we came across a postcard that contained two scripture verses. I asked my father what the origins of the postcard were. He said that he had this postcard framed for many, many years in his office at Bethlehem, Syracuse and then finally Lake Wallkill. He told me he loved the two scripture verses and they meant a lot to him.

I, of course, couldn't read the scripture verses because they were in German. I asked my father to read them for me but, unfortunately, he couldn't. His eyesight was so poor that day. He told me to take the postcard home with me and put it someplace special and that when his eyes were feeling better he would come and read the scriptures for me.

Well, that day never came. My father had his accident a few days later and then died on May 19th. I placed the postcard on the windowsill above the kitchen sink, wishing I could figure out what the scripture verses were. I tried a few German to English websites in hopes of maybe figuring out a few words, but nothing worked.

Until...Cousin Ellie came for a visit. I asked her to please try and read the postcard so I could finally know the verses my father had with him these many years. It was very hard to do...even though Ellie is fluent in German, the postcard was written in old German script. With a little work below are the two verses that meant so much to my father and now to me. It's the last thing I have that my father gave me.

Isaiah 30:21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

Psalms 27:14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Have a great weekend!

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