Sunday, November 5, 2023

Tell the Old, Old Story by B J Bassett #Devotional #SundayThoughts


Tell the Old, Old Story

Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred which redeems them from the transgressions under the first covenant. Hebrews 9:15 RSV

“You’ll never see a U-Haul behind a hearse,” the pastor said from the pulpit.

I’ve heard the same story so often that I no longer laugh, yet I know it is true.

All our stuff is left behind when we walk into the arms of Jesus. What sort of things will we leave behind? Is it only material items? Or do we plan to leave a rich inheritance for our loved ones to enjoy?

Have we rocked little ones in your arms and sung to them Jesus Loves Me? Have we told the old, old story to those we love? Have we told the story of the old rugged cross? Have we shared our testimony with not only those who will listen but told it to those who refuse to accept our offer of eternal life? That’s what I want to leave, an everlasting inheritance.

Father, help me tell the old, old story before I reach my eternal inheritance. I so long to leave Your riches to my loved ones and others. Amen.

Reprinted from

The King’s Daughters

By 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.


She enjoys reading, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, munching warm scones oozing with butter and strawberry jam and sipping earl grey tea.


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