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Knowing The Author
150 years ago, there was a famous actor who travelled England with his open-air show of drama, poetry and readings. At the end of his performance he would recite a very famous passage from the Bible, Psalm 23. One day a young lad who loved God was watching to the show on a Saturday afternoon and decided to come back in the evening to watch it again. When he arrived, he asked the actor if he could recite the famous Bible passage at the end. “It can’t do any harm” he said, or words to that effect. So, when it came to the end, he introduced the young lad and he recited the Psalm:

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

When he had finished no one moved a muscle, the whole audience was spellbound and many were in tears at what they had witnessed. The actor spoke to his young accomplice and said “I have been a performer all my life and I have read that Bible passage a thousand times but I’ve never seen the audience do that. What’s different about you?” “Well” said the young lad, “it’s because you know the book but I know the author”
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