Treasures In The Darkness
Utterly Amazed by Miriam Davis is a powerful book about the author’s life in and calling to Japan. What began as a two year placement in 1975 turned into forty two years of service until retirement called.
We witness the faithfulness of Miriam Davis to the call of God, and also the faithfulness of God to Miriam Davis. We need to live lives so in tune with God that when He calls, we will hear Him. “Never forget that God is with you.”
Sometimes we cannot ‘feel’ God but “God was still there even when I could not sense Him.” There are times when God seems quiet but He is still working.
The author has a heart for Japan and for introducing people to Jesus. Sometimes the seeds she plants may not come to fruition for many years. Miriam Davis spreads the light and love of Jesus wherever she goes. “Christians are not called to stay home in comfort.”
To follow the calling of God often takes a step of faith. We step out, only seeing the first step but in due course and at just the right time, God will illuminate our path.
Utterly Amazed is a powerful book about a life of servitude, gratitude and faithfulness. Miriam Davis is truly inspiring. She is a remarkable lady with a huge, faithful heart.
I want to leave you with my favourite quote and two very powerful poems that are in the book:
“Live in the present with the God who is ‘I am’, not ‘I was’ or ‘I will be’.”
I received a free copy from the author. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
I was regretting the past
And fearing the future.
Suddenly my Lord was speaking:
‘My name is ‘I AM’. He paused.
I waited. He continued
‘When you live in the past
With its mistakes and regrets,
It is hard. I am not there,
My name is not ‘I WAS’.
When you live in the future
With its problems and fears,
It is hard. I am not there.
My name is not ‘I WILL BE’.
When you live in this moment,
It is not hard. I am here.
My name is ‘I AM’.
I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But I can still do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)