Before the books were to fill up the pretty shelves, we needed to cover them in plastic to make them last. This was where all
of the volunteers' hands and time came to good use. Can you imagine the big boxes needed to be done all in an afternoon after Sunday service? But happy hands were willing hands and the time just passed by and we covered every single book. The excitement of seeing all those gems in the School Library have overridden the task.
Before sundown we had the surprise when we were made to line-up and pick our own two books to bring home. There was a lone box left to give out to the volunteers. Of course, I made do with what was left after every one else had picked their own.
Nobody picked this hard-bound thin book which did not look attractive at all. There was no fancy cover. It was only in plain red card paper with a cream spine. There wasn't even a title on the outside. If you wouldn't care to browse inside it, you will never know what lies within. So the tired overused cliche, "Don't judge a book by its cover" so aptly came alive in this particular book.
"Didn't someone come in such a packaging? Rejected by the very tribe He came from and for."
Being a fan of underdogs and having a heart that lets all the others pick first, and be happy to find treasures from the left overs, this became my own adopted one. A treasure indeed. The other book was a Psychology Workbook. It has long since been given to a friend's daughter who was about to graduate in the College of Psychology.
So, what you are looking at in the picture is the inside Title Page. The book is by Michael Podesta. If you know him you would know that he is a gifted calligraphy artist. Please note the description below in his newer book ad.
"Michael Podesta is a local calligraphy artist who shares his love of God's word and his love of design through his artwork!"-LINK to this-
I am going to let you see one of the art page in this humble and unpretentious book with his own reflections in it. Such a treasure!
Behind The Art - Alleluia:
|SCANNED IMAGE &CROPPED|
|Original Signature of Michael Podesta|
There it is, 84 pages of Words of Praise which Michael Podesta has collected in one beautiful book. You will actually hear and see those familiar words of praise in the Scripture, as if for the first time.
If you will allow me, as the bidding comes, I will share more pages in the days to come.
For now, let us say in unison..... as in the heavenly multitude shouts in the book of Revelation...... Unending ALLELUIA to our Omnipotent Lord God, who reigns forevermore!
How I praise Him, for making it known to me today, that I am the owner of a priceless possession-a treasurer of a book.
And on top of this, I have an inheritance which the thieves could not steal and the moths could not destroy. Alleluia!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ADOPTED LIBRARY ACTIVITIES:
|THE OLD BOOKS|
|CHILDREN'S BIBLE CORNER|
|THE NEW SHELVES AND WALL|
|THE TURNOVER CEREMONY|
|THE US TEAM AND THE LOCAL LEADERS|
....And I want to link this post to one of Diane's at An Encouraging Word, which features the same Praise Word...... Hallelujah!. This time by another calligraphy artist, expressing his own Praises with his calligraphy.