Sunday, November 21, 2010

Faithfulness

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Will you stay where e’er He puts you,
Though the pathway may seem drear?
For it may be that the kitchen
Is the cross for you to bear.

Not the highways nor the hedges,
Or unto the uttermost;
He now calls you for a witness,
Will you stay at any cost?

For the glory got up yonder
Will not be for waters crossed;
Or the many miles you’ve traversed
In your quest to find the lost.

Do your part and be ye faithful,
For this is our Lord’s command;
It’s the willing service rendered,
That wins the crown held in His hand.
-Margaret Minton, 1936


Written by a very dear friend shortly after her marriage. Now she is in the presence of Jesus after a long life of love and service to her Savior. She stayed at home to raise six children while her evangelist husband travelled to minister wherever God led him. Her sweet smile, patience and gentle sense of humor will be missed. She was full of faith, a woman whose prayers were answered - she was faithful to the end.

8 comments:

  1. such a lovely poem and so dear of you to share your friends words with us.

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  2. Beautiful...
    Have a beautiful & blessed Thanksgiving ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  3. What a beautiful poem and friendship is so wonderful. You'll see your sweet friend again.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. A lovely poem with words of great wisdom and a true servants heart!

    Strolling through your yard was delightful too!

    Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you!!!

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  5. Good Morning my dear friend! It seems likeages since I have been able to sit down and catch up with everyone. I have the day off from work and school so now is my time to stop by and say hello. I hope you and your family have a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving. We have so much to thank our Lord for:>)

    Much love
    Kathy

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  6. Adrienne, thank you for sharing this and your sweet memories of your friend.

    Just stopping by to wish you and your family a happy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.

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  7. O, what a beautiful poem. I know she must have been a beautiful soul.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...and please give your daughter and family an extra hug for me. I've thought so much about her and her courage.
    blessings and love, bj

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  8. What a beautiful poem by your friend, and such a wonderful way to remember her.

    Happy Thanksgiving. You will have such fun at your son's home. Be blessed!
    Hugs,
    Lallee

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