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The Blessing

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EDITORS’ NOTE: Baptist Press will feature a photo each day this week from “The Wonder of It All,” a coffee table book published by Broadman & Holman Publishers.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Nestled in the hills of the Great Smoky Mountains is this quaint country church. With nothing else around and the mist hugging the trees, it would almost appear that this little church is lost. Yet, in Psalm 139, we read that wherever we go, God’s presence is there. And in His presence is joy forevermore! Like the mist that shrouds this little church, the Spirit of God is present in the world. What a blessing to know He is always there. And He is calling your name. Job 36:16 says, “He is wooing you from the jaws of distress to a spacious place free from restriction” (NIV). Will you answer His call?
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Stand-alone photo reprinted from “The Wonder of It All,” a coffee table devotional book of scenic photography by Tom Fox, with text by Adrian Rogers, published by Broadman & Holman Publishers of LifeWay Christian Resources. Text copyright Adrian Rogers. Photo copyright Tom Fox. Used by permission. Tom Fox Fine Art Photography is on the Web at www.tomfoxphotography.com. Fox, of Memphis, Tenn., became a professional photographer 10 years ago, leaving his practice as a medical doctor to follow God’s call “to exemplify the beauty of the Creator’s works and to encourage all of us to walk in his ways.” Rogers is pastor of the Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church. Fox and Rogers are collaborating on a second collection, “The Nature of Hope,” for release in September 2003.

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