Gift of Blues
Yesterday, this came in the mail. And I can’t wait to read it. Ed is an engaging writer, and, as Phil Yancey says, “a gentle prophet.”
Besides, as I turned to the back to read the acknowledgements, my eyes welled up. I don’t know, it must have been the talk about a daddy missing bedtime stories and kisses for the sake of a book.
The epigraph also got me thinking… “First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.” (Matthew 5:24)
Recently, I commented on the issue of ethnicity (and posted a poem), because I think that communion between all peoples is actually at the center of God's heart. For, in Isaiah 19:24, it says, "On that day Israel will be the third with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, whom the LORD of hosts has blessed, saying, 'Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my heritage.'"
Anyhow, I hope to catch a little more vision for that future by reading Ed Gilbreath's Reconcilation Blues.
To read more about Ed’s journey as a writer and editor of Today’s Christian, go to the L.L. Barkat article In the Stars.