Friday, January 27, 2012
Remembering & Celebrating Barbara Widner
You may never have met Barbara, but a countless number of children did. Only eternity will tell all of the results of her incredible ministry. In the front of her Bible was a poem that I would like to share with you:
Some would gather money along the path of life,
Some would gather roses and rest from worldly strife.
But I would gather children from among the thorns of sin.
I would seek a golden curl, a freckled, toothless grin.
For money cannot enter in the land of endless day,
And roses that are gathered soon wilt along the way.
But, oh the laughing children as I cross the sunset sea,
And the gates swing wide to heaven as I take them in with me.
Barbara also saw the need to pray for the children. Will you follow her example? Will you commit to pray for the children of your community, your nation, and your world?