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VyEDNESDAY. AUGUST 1, 1973
THE TRIBUNAL AID
THE FOLLOWING ESTABLISHMENTS INVITE YOU TO ATTEND
THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE
HAIZUP FUNERAL HOME
206 Fourth St. 882-4134
Hi«h Point. N.C
BILL'S CASH WHOLESALE
R.F.D. 3 BOX 118 PH. 431-2427
SPECIALTIES - NOTIONS - CIGARS
416 N. Liberty St.
Keepsake Diamond Bulova Watch
Manager Troy L. Featherson
\J^AIR .STYLES ORICINALSX
D. L. PEOPLES
HIGH POINT, N. C.
LOOK! STOP! AND HEAR!
MISS TERRY LEE
HOOVER’S FUNERAL HOME
11113 E. Washington Dr. 882-8424
High Point, N.C.
THE TRIBUNAL AID
P.O. Box 921 HighPoint, N.C. 27261
COMMUNITY SHOE SHOP
“WHERE GREAT THINGS
2312 N. Patterson Ave.
Winston-Salem, N’. C. 727-9047
SHAW’S GULF SERVICE
Complete Car Service
1522 N. Liberty
Rev. C. E. Strickland
Memorial United Methodist
LIFE’S HIGH THRESHOLD
Text: “Lead me to the rock that is higher than I”|
These wrords of a Hebrew singer are haunting.
They are born out of an experience which has|
became exceedingly common. The Psalmist felt I
himself down in the danger zone of life. The|
pendulum could swing either to cynicism or faith.
He felt the need for security and hope. Life had
delt harshly with him, he thought. Out of the depth
of his being he cried out in sincere prayer, "Lead me j
to the rock, that is higher than L” [
Who of us, has not found himself in some danger
zone? When all around our soul, seems to give way;
when sorrows, Uke sea billows roll, when pain
pricks, and annoys; when loneliness isolates us in a
[ feeling that we have been forgotten; when the sense
of futility casts its shadow over our way, and there
seems to be no need of going on in pursuit of those
things we counted most dear.
Dr. Elmer A. Leshe, in his book on the Psalms,
says, this passage in all probability is the |
lamentation of a King, who is ill and feels himself to
be at the end of the earth, he is beset by enemies,
1 his spirit is low and he feels insecure. With a cry for
help, for a sure hold upon hfe, he appeals to God.
I Where else could he go?
In the day of the psalmist-security was found in
I height. High strong holds were the easiest to defend
I against attack. Even in modern warefare, with
J bomber planes and ground equipment; altitude is
I still great advantage. This principle of altitude
I pervades the whole of living.
Another Psahnist, standing in great need of help,
I one day, felt the in adequacy of earthly assistance.
J So he looked up to the Mountains. Always men have
I sought Divine help from the heights. Mountains have
I been viewed as meeting places with God, because
I they constitute thresholds by which God could step
I down to earth; it is not strange then this man cries
j I will lift up mine eyes to the hills, from whence
I cometh my help.
When the writer of our text exclaims, “Lead me to
j the rock that is higher than I,” I rather think he
I wanted his soul to find security in the mountaintop
I experiences of faith. In no other sense would his
I words have any relevance for us today.
When we find ourselves in the danger zones of
I life, there are mountain top experiences of faith, to
I which our spirits may flee and be secure.
THERE IS FIRST OF ALL; THE SECURITY |
I of high thought. Our hearts are made cold by life’s
J routine of work and news. Through worship we are
I lifted out of this mood, by the focus of mind on the
Iword, the prayers and hymns. The service becomes
lahve, with the feeling of, “A presence that disburbs
jus with the joy of elavated thought.” “The whole
Iworld is seen in new perspective. We live in the
j direction of our thoughts. The thoughts you live
I with, the faith you live by, the images you cherrish.
Continued on Page b
HOLIDAY LINCOLN MERCURY I
FORSYTH FUNERAL HOME
“Your Sympathetic Funeral Home’
Service With A Smile
1800 Patterson Avenue
MOORE’S FUNERAL HOME
739 E. Washington Dr. 882-4414
High Point, N.C.