I recently read the book “Searching for Mrs. Oswald Chambers” by Martha Christian. I was interested in reading about this faithful woman who drew no attention to herself, but published her husband’s words for all of us to cherish long after they were both in Heaven.
The author of this biography interviewed Biddy Chamber’s daughter in England for insights into her mother’s life. I was blessed and challenged by a personal poem that Biddy’s daughter wrote about her:
Not merely in the words you say
Not only in the deeds confessed
But in the most unconscious way
It is expressed.
Is it a beautific smile, a holy light upon the brow?
Oh no, I felt His presence while you laughed just now!
For me was not the truth you taught,
For you so clear, to me still dim
But when you came to me you brought
a sense of Him.
And from your eyes He beckoned me and
From your heart His love is shed
‘til I lose sight of you and see
The Christ instead.