Giving to lift up Christ

In the beautiful temple for Buddha in Kyoto, Japan, there are coils of shiny black rope two inches in diameter. When the temple was being built no rope could be found that was strong enough to lift the bronze statue of Buddha into its place, so the women gave their hair, their own glory, to make ropes with which to lift up their idol-god. How much more should we be willing to give our glory, our dearest possessions and richest treasures to lift Christ up before the world to obey and worship!

—Mac Layton, This Grace Also, quoted in Prestonsburg KY church bulletin, ed. Rick Kelley

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