Add to Your Signature
March 14, 2019
March 14, 2019
My father taught penmanship to me mostly by watching him sign his name. He did a brilliant "W" on his first name, Wilmer. He showed me how to move more than my fingers when writing. Later in life, a flea market vendor put one sentence I had written into his handwriting analysis computer. I learned that an upward flourish of the last letter of my name revealed an optimistic spirit. My employer always did this when he stroked the hat on the number 5. He transferred his optimism to me because the longer I was working for him the bigger were the numbers on my checks!
Then one day I got a very big check with a signature that was more of a line than letters. I cashed it and it rang true. I reflected that going to a lot of school might grant you wisdom but there were other ways to do profitable things, such as creating jobs for many people. Organizing work for many requires many hours of effort. Priorities keep changing as the business of life increases. The number of daily signatures also multiplies and the rush of life is evident in the hasty letters smoothing out into a swift line.
Another day I watched as hydrologist, Dr. Henry Morris signed his name in a book he had written, titled, THE GENESIS FLOOD. I was standing behind him when he wrote his name and then added, "Jer. 9: 23, 24." I quickly memorized this and later read, "Thus says the Lord:" Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practice steadfast love, justice and righteousness in the earth; for in these things I delight, says the Lord. "
This explained to me why one student that had attended a creation-evolution debate where Dr. Morris presented some science and faith, later wrote, "I went to see Henry Morris fall on his face but I fell on my knees."
Three men taught me that you can add a beautiful flow to the letters of your signature, or a big and generous bank account and / or a Bible verse. Now I am trying to add some interest to my name so that others will wish to say it and use it in a company of worthy and successful and humble people. Are you watching close who writes your name and where? It may determine your final destiny. Revelation 21:27 states that names are written in the Lamb's book of life. I pray mine and yours are there!