Music playing: "The Way"
Pamela R. Blaine
The picture perfect sunset,
The rolling prairie sod,
The gift of love, the baby child
All signed by the Hand of God"
Pamela R. Blaine
Barney & Julie
December 21, 1991
"To have and to hold from this day forward"
( Special sunset effects... by God)
My son-in-law, Barney has always
had a great interest in film making.
Once when our family went to
see a movie with Barney,
as the movie ended, I began
to get my coat and get ready to leave.
I noticed that Barney was still
sitting in his seat,
not making a move to leave but
transfixed before the movie
screen, watching the credits roll.
I asked, "Are you ready to go?"
"Not yet, I want to see who
did the special effects."
I wonder, how many times do I
get caught up
in the *special effects* of
the thunder and lightning around me
instead of asking myself as
"Who did the special effects.....Who
caused it all to happen?"
One of my favorite poems is by
Elizabeth Barrett Browning:
"Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire
But only he who sees takes off
The rest sit around it and pluck
God used a bush to get the attention
of Moses in Exodus, chapter 3.
Moses looked at the bush and
saw that it was on fire,
yet it was not consumed by the
fire. Moses said,
"I must turn aside now and see
this marvelous sight,
why the bush is not burned up."
Moses was paying attention
and said, "I must see."
He was looking for the cause
of this "special effect".
When he looked for the cause,
it was then that God spoke to him,
telling him to remove his sandals,
"For the place you are standing
is holy ground."
God identified Himself to Moses
then and said,
"I am the God of your father,
the God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God
The question is, will we look
only at the "special effects" or will
we look to Him, the Creator
of the special effects.
Will we enter in, take off our
shoes, and stand on holy ground
or will we choose to sit around
it plucking blackberries.
I believe, like Moses, God wants
us to "turn aside now and see"....
to look for Him and not just
look for another "special effect"
to sit around while we obliviously
nibble our popcorn.
The next time you see "special
remember to look for the Creator.
By Pamela R. Blaine
c February 14, 2000
"For since the creation of the world His invisible
His eternal power and divine nature have been
being understood through what has been made
so that they are without excuse." Romans
Song playing is...
Do not let your heart be troubled
Trust in God, Trust also in Me.
In My Father's House are many mansions
Made for thee.
(chorus) I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life
No man comes unto the Father but by Me.
And if I go and prepare a place for you
I will come back
And take you to be with Me
Where I am
by Pamela R. Blaine
c October 10, 1998