THIS is eternal. All else……..worldly.

When I read this, this morning I thought how special it is that he would think of Helen Keller.  One of his remarks is that “A handicap is a compliment from God.”  Think about that ladies. Character.

So important for you and for me to concentrate on what matters in God’s eyes and not what matters in order to get attention from men as you pass by. The butt and the bust – – not important in God’s eyes. May we give our most for our Lord where eternity lies.  Marge

Proverbs 31:10-31
Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised (31:30).
Beauty Of Character
   Recently I had one of the most unusual experiences in my life. Some of the men in my church asked Mr. Yousuf Karsh to come to Dallas to make a portrait photograph of me for my thirty-fifth anniversary as pastor of First Baptist Church. Mr. Karsh is by far the most famous portrait photographer in the world. He has spent time with all of the great notables of the world. A large book, Faces of Destiny, contains his photographs of Albert Einstein, Albert Schweitzer, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, and many presidents of the United States. He was born in Armenia, Turkey, and his studio is located in New York City.
   As I visited with Mr. Karsh, I asked him who, out of all the great men and women of the earth he had photographed, would he select as the greatest of all? I thought he would have replied, “Winston Churchill.” If you were a great scientist, you might think he would say, “Albert Einstein.” But he said to me, “Out of all the people with whom I ever worked in photography, far and above the greatest to me was Helen Keller.”
   I said, “Helen Keller?”
   He replied, “Yes, Helen Keller.” She was blind and deaf. The only way to reach her was through the sensitivity of the fingers on her hands.
   I asked, “Why Helen Keller?”
   He replied, “One cannot describe the beauty of her character and the gentleness of her spirit.” I haven’t gotten over that yet. He’s comparing that woman to Winston Churchill, to Albert Einstein, to Dwight Eisenhower, to the greatest men and women in the world. A handicap is a compliment from God!
   “Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.” –Yousuf Karsh

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