Friday, November 12, 2010


     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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a worthy goal to reflect Jesus in our daily interaction with those we love. I like the part about laughter.