Our Family Mission Statement

We are a real family seeking to serve a real and living God. Our desire and mission is to magnify and glorify God in our everyday life at home, church and abroad. Our goal is to help families understand what their purpose and design is in regards to the family; recognize the enemy for who he is and what he is doing; and to point families, both saved and unsaved, to Christ as to become living pictures of Christ and His bride and of God and His children. As families are strengthened the church will be strengthened, therefore, being a brighter light to a dark and hurting world.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Strength from the Light ~ Poem

Posted by Anna

  "Strength from the Light" was inspired after hearing a story that was read while studying Indian history:

 "Strength From The Light"

There was a castle on a hill
In which a king abode,
And near his high domain there lay
A crystal lake below.
The winter's chill was in the air,
The ground was hard and cold --
Do listen quietly as now
I tell a tale of old.
One day the king took notice of
That crystal lake so still,
And made this proclamation for
All those who had the will:
"One thousand rupees I will give
To him who takes my dare
To stand within that icy lake
All night without a fear."
No one would volunteer for such
Despite the charm of prize,
Except for one who boldly thought
To give the dare a try.
As sunset faded from the sky,
The people warm at home,
That one brave man stepped in the lake
To pass the night alone.
All night he stood without a flinch
As night grew darker still,
And he was there until, at last,
The sun rose o'er the hill.
When morning came, the king went out
To see how he did fare,
And to his great surprise he saw
The man still standing there!
"How did you last?" The king inquired,
"Why did you not depart?"
"O king, there was but this one thing
That cheered my fainting heart;
When cold and darkness threatened me
I looked upon the hill
And saw the glowing lamplight in
Your polished windowsill.
I fixed my eyes upon that light,
Though with a shivering hand;
So long as it was in my sight
I had the strength to stand."
Oh, soul who's in the cold, dark night,
Withstanding deathly chill,
Fix your eyes steadfastly on
The Light upon the hill.
And when, at last, the morning breaks
Eternal, bright and fair,
Our King will give reward to those
Who faithfully stood there.
Copyright © Elisabeth Linzey 2014

*I will lift up mine eyes unto the hill, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.*  ~ Psalm 121:1-2

*Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which The Lord hath promised to them that love Him.*  ~ James 1:12

I thought that would be an encouragement to you as it was to us!

By the way, the pictures used in this post are pictures she sent from the scenery where she is residing at this time. It truly is a beautiful country!


  1. Neat poem! I hope that one, though we live in a cold world, we live truly looking to the light on the hill, and secondly, we live as that light in a world that is continually getting darker and colder!

  2. Beautiful poem! It encouraged my heart to keep looking at that light in every circumstance of life. The pictures were magnificent!