This is the cover of a little book that belonged to my mother-in-law.
I inherited it from her. The circle stain was created one morning when she set her tea cup on it. She was mortified! It didn’t spoil the book, though. The contents still are as precious as ever.
Bob’s sister gave the book to her in 1975 for Mother’s Day. Grandma Beekman treasured it, and read its inspirational quotes on a regular basis during her morning prayer time.
Here are a few of my favorites:
I like this last one a lot. Look at some of the ways it has been translated:
New International Version
Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?
New Living Translation
Is he deaf—the one who made your ears? Is he blind—the one who formed your eyes?
Berean Study Bible
He who affixed the ear, can He not hear? He who formed the eye, can He not see?
Christian Standard Bible
Can the one who shaped the ear not hear, the one who formed the eye not see?
Contemporary English Version
God gave us ears and eyes! Can’t he hear and see?
Good News Translation
God made our ears–can’t he hear? He made our eyes–can’t he see?
International Standard Version
The one who formed the ear can hear, can he not? The one who made the eyes can see, can he not?
GOD’S WORD® Translation
God created ears. Do you think he can’t hear? He formed eyes. Do you think he can’t see?
American King James Version
He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see?
World English Bible
He who implanted the ear, won’t he hear? He who formed the eye, won’t he see?
no matter how you word them,
the answer is always the same.
Reading the Guideposts magazine this morning,
this quote reinforced what we know:
So, that’s the bottom line.
There is joy and power in prayer.
God answers prayer.
Prove that reality…