Jeremiah...Who Found Sermons in Unusual Places
Dr. Frank Boreham, whom I met in Australia, was a remarkable author and a great friend, but above all else, he was a seer-a visionary-able to find a sermon anywhere. Michelangelo looked at a discarded block of marble and saw imprisoned within it an angel. Dr. Boreham could look at a tree, see a telephone post, and then discourse on the miracle of communication. On the summit of Mount Hobart in Tasmania he talked to a small spring bubbling out of the ground. "Little Spring, from whence have you come?" "Ah," came the reply, "I have arisen from the deep, deep mountain." "And where are you going?" "Sir, I am on my way to the deep, deep sea." "Why?" asked the interrogator. "Sir, I cannot help myself. I am going from the deep mountain to the deep sea, because 'deep calleth unto deep.'" The scholarly author, then in his inimitable manner, discoursed on the amazing grace of God, which calls from the divine heart to the depth of a sinner's soul. The revered doctor was unique, a genius. He would have enjoyed fellowship with Jeremiah, who also found sermons in unusual places.
The Gracious Purpose . . . Deciding
"Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels" (Jer. 18:3). Perhaps it is to be regretted that modern technology has revolutionized the pottery industry. What once was a work of art has been spoiled by a mass production of clay articles. What once took patience and time to complete, is now made in moments at a minimum of the original cost. Not too long ago visitors to the Middle East were able to watch as potters displayed the craft of their ancestors. A simple shed was erected close to the area where the special clay was found; and there the workman sat at a contraption that had wheels, discs, water, and the pedals by which the machine was operated. It was a fascinating sight to watch the man as he molded the clay into a pliable ball, and then pl ...
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