. . . the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever; they cast their crowns before the throne, singing . . . Revelation 4:10 RSV
I saw a photo of an aging veteran standing from his wheelchair and saluting as the American flag passed by during a parade. He was a true patriot and an example of his belief by honoring his country.
Another example of profound belief and worship was when Queen Victoria was advanced in years and suffered great pain. During a performance of Handel’s Messiah, as the choir sang King of kings and Lord of lords, she painfully rose to her feet. She was unable to remain seated before the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Both the unknown veteran and Queen Victoria are examples of how deep beliefs move people.
Do we proclaim God’s majesty in our lives? Our actions? Do we strive to live Christ-like?
King of kings and Lord of lords, I crown You with many crowns. You are on Your throne. You are in my life. I worship and adore You. I lift my voice in praise. Amen.
Reprinted from The King’s Daughters
B J Bassett
B. J. Bassett encourages others as an author, teacher and speaker. Her books include a contemporary novel, Gillian’s Heart; a historical novel Lily; Sweet Charity; A Touch of Grace—The G.R.A.C.E. Ministries Story; and coauthor of a children’s devotional My Time with God, Focus on the Family, Heritage Builders, with over 55,000 copies sold.
As a contributing writer, publications consist of Writer’s Handbook 2000, The Writer, and The Focus on the Family Guide to Growing a Healthy Home, Wolgemuth& Hyatt, Publishers, Inc.—consistently on Bookstore Journal’s Best-selling Christian Books List from November 1990 - February 1991, and voted the 10 Best Books for 1990 by Today’s Christian Woman.
Magazines, devotional booklets, curriculum and newspaper publishers include Focus on the Family, Woman’s World, The Quiet Hour, Pathways to God, Devotions, Harcourt Brace, WordAction, Gospel Publishing and Times Standard (newspaper).
She teaches writing workshops at Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, OR and at writer’s conferences. As a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries, she tells her story of rejection and acceptance, not only in life, but as a writer as well. She also offers book talks, including discussion questions and shares the journey -- from the seed of an idea to a published book.
Memberships: ACFW and Oregon Christian Writers (OCW).
She enjoys reading, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, munching warm scones oozing with butter and strawberry jam and sipping earl grey tea.