I like how Elizabeth Gardener Bouguereau has painted David giving the honor for his victory of the lion to the LORD.
How often we have "lions" in our lives that need to be fought in the strength of the LORD! Then we can give Him the glory....
Our piece of music this week from Ludwig Van Beethoven is Fur Elise (for Elise) a well-known favorite of many. You listen on You-Tube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_UOuSklNL4&feature=related
Poetry by Amy Carmichael -
For all that seems impossible,
For all things hard,
I thank Thee who art my exceeding Joy
And great Reward.
For what I have not strength to do,
Where I must fail,
All glory to the Victor in the fight,
Who will prevail.
THE FAITHFUL SHEPHERD
As the faithful shepherd toileth,
Through the briars, up the steep,
Lest some evil prowler spoileth
His poor foolish wandering sheep,
So, great Shepherd, would we, caring
For each several precious one,
Something of Thy travail sharing,
Seek Thy sheep till set of sun.
Only twelve short hours--oh, never
Let the sense of urgency
Die in us, Good Shepherd, ever
Let us search the hills with Thee.