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Yet It Lives

Generation follows generation--yet it lives.
Nations rise and fall--yet it lives.
Kings, dictators, presidents come and go--yet it lives.
Hated, despised, cursed--yet it lives.
Doubted, suspected, criticized--yet it lives.
Condemned by atheists--yet it lives.
Scoffed at by scorners--yet it lives.
Exaggerated by fanatics--yet it lives.
Misconstrued and misstated--yet it lives.
Ranted and raved about--yet it lives.
Its inspiration denied--yet it lives.

Yet it lives--as a lamp to our feet.
Yet it lives--as a light to our path.
Yet it lives--as the gate to heaven.
Yet it lives--as a standard for childhood.
Yet it lives--as a guide for youth.
Yet it lives--as an inspiration for the matured.
Yet it lives--as a comfort for the aged.
Yet it lives--as food for the hungry.
Yet it ives--as water for the thirsty.
Yet it lives--as rest for the weary.
Yet it lives--as light for the heathen.
Yet it lives--as salvation for the sinner.
Yet it lives--as grace for the Christian.

To know it is to live it.
To love it is to accept it.
To accept it means life eternal.

--Author Unknown,
    from Gideon Magazine

Do you know what it is?  The Bible. 

"Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away."
      Matthew 24:35


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I’ll bless her all my days for all her gentle ways.
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