Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rizpah - Pink Saturday

This is the dust jacket from the novel Rizpah, written by Charles Israel.  The artwork is beautiful, but the book made me cry.  Rizpah's story, which took place thousands of years ago, is one of the greatest acts of a mother's devotion found in the Bible. Her story is not very well known, but God considered it important enough to be included in the narrative about King David found in 2 Samuel 21:1-14 of the Old Testament.

In 2004, the story of this brave woman's tragic act inspired a group of Moms to meet together to intercede for their own children.  I find it amazing, that after thousands of years, Rizpah's loving heart inspired mothers across the world to join hands together in prayer for their own children.

The Holidays can be a sad and lonely time.  Especially for those whose children have gone on too early, who have chosen a difficult life's path, or who are caught in the grip of alcohol and drug abuse.  You can find more about this lovely group of intercessors at Rizpah Sisters.

For more precious things in pink, visit Bev at How Sweet The Sound!


Anonymous said...

Happy Saturday, Beth! It is so inspiring to learn that those stories and lessons from the bible are for not and that this particular story is still touching lives after all this time.

Hugs to you, my friend. :)

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Great story! I believe in the power of prayer. Grateful for God watching out over my children.
Just became your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
Happy PS!

Jan Hennings said...

Beautiful post and I adore vintage as well!

Donnie said...

Very informative post Beth.

Nancy said...

It is good to remember that the holidays are lonely for many people. I hope our family can make a difference for some.

I'm still visiting around for Pink Saturday. Have a wonderful week.

Dorincard said...

Beth, you said: "The artwork is beautiful, but the book made me cry." For some people, it's...the other way around!(just kidding):)
But she is no miracle...bra
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