October 28, 2010

Clocks Old and New

An old Big Ben, a Seth Thomas, and a jar of marbles sit on the mantle above the fireplace.  The biggest and most impressive clock in the center is new, but, my favorites are the old Big Ben from my childhood and the old Seth Thomas we bought last year from the clock man.  
 This picture reminds me of the story in the Bible about the little ruddy lad that was tending the sheep.  When Samuel went to Jesse to annoint the next king of Israel, Jesse brought before him, all his sons and though they were fine men of stature and most impressive, Samuel asked if there were yet another son and was told the youngest lad was out tending the sheep.  Jesse sent for the youngest son who was to become the beloved King David, a man after God's own heart.   
As in this picture, the biggest and most impressive clock has little value, but the old and much smaller ones are the ones most desired.  Though we may be of little stature or importance in our own eyes, we know that God looks upon the heart and not the appearance. 

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