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The Bell No Longer Rings
The Bell No Longer Rings Nehemiah 8:10 “do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” (NIV)

The Bell No Longer Rings

            Nehemiah 8:10 “do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” (NIV)

 

 

I recently had the opportunity to appear on CNN to discuss the issues that wives of whose husbands are in the ministry face.  As most of you are aware Mary Winkler recently took the life of her husband and as of today we still do not why.  We can only assume that she was very distraught and felt the only way out was to take the drastic action which would lead to her husbands death and the division of her with her children..  As I listened to the questions and formulated my answers my heart began to ache.  How very sad to think that Mary Winkler felt she had no other choice.  What about her precious children?  Did she think of the impact on her children, her family, and her husband’s family?   We may never know.  But one thing is certain…she was lost!

 

As I read “The Counselor” by A.W. Tozer I reflect back on his statement “ I am thinking about God’s dear people always praying for joy, praying for light, praying for every benediction, and yet they don’t receive.  They work themselves up on Sunday, then go back down and start on a lower level on Monday.  Perhaps they work themselves up a little on Wednesday evening, but it never seems to stick.  The bell loses it tongue, its clapper.  It doesn’t ring anymore.”  Could this have been the way Mary Winkler felt, what about you?  Have you ever felt this way?  If so, please stretch your hand out and ask for help. 

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