Dan price 1976*


There’s an old man with silver gray hair

Sitting at his bedside and reading his Bible there

The hour past our bedtime was fast gone away

But his light would shine thru the door and you’d hear him pray


The light under his door would shine through

There he prayed and God gave him strength renewed.

His requests for each of us, he took to the LORD day and night

That his loved ones would all see and be in God’s Light


And the Light of God will shine so divine

As He opens the windows and gives life’s fuel line

He hears every word and need you take to Him

He is always there to give you light to the end!


As I look at the clock and his empty bed

I miss the light and the prayers he said

Though he’s gone on and has a home above

God is always near to listen, when you pray in love.


And the Light of God will shine so divine

As He opens the windows and gives life’s fuel line

He hears every word and need you take to Him

He’s always there to give you Light to the end!


“I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.” 1 Tim.2:8 NIV (Dad did this!)


“With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of His calling, and that by His power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.” 2 Thess. 1:11 NIV

 *Dan Price is Mary Mayko’s brother who wrote this poem in memory of our Dad who went to Heaven June 14-1976. Our family has many precious memories of our loving father who lived his testimony faithfully before God and family daily! Thank you, Daddy! Love, Mary.

Luke 10:39 KJV “She had a sister named Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard his word.”



Mary Mayko


“How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shall make them drink of the river of thy pleasures, for with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. O Continue thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright of heart.” Psalm 36:7-10 KJV


Have you ever walked along a mountain trail and suddenly come upon a spring freely flowing from a small cleft of rocks? I can say I have enjoyed the pure joy of seeing living waters running into a pool below, created by that very stream of fresh sparkling waters! Sunlight filtering through the trees shine upon the water below and the sprinkles that dash against the sides of the earth or grasses by the flowing waters sparkles like diamonds! Waters that are free flowing from the earth or rocks is called living waters!


The Bible describes the Holy Spirit within Believers as rivers of living waters! To me, it means what we think, say or do, should flow out of us as clean, pure, and life encouraging! I would love to say I have always been that way, but sadly, my life has not always been one like that! Yes, I get convicted and have to repent many times, but I am so blessed to know that God does not remove His Holy Spirit from me whenever I fail Him in some way! My heart desires to please my LORD! Jesus said if we are thirsty for Him, we can come for a cleansing and refilling! Praise the LORD for that!  


“In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living waters.” John 7:37-38 KJV


The dictionary describes a wellspring or fountainhead as the origin or source of an abundant supply of living waters! As Believers, are we filled to overflowing with a fresh anointing? Does the Word of God flow freely from us? Does our speech honor and glorify God by expressing faith and trust in Him, especially when heavy burdens or tiresome trials become our portion in life? Do we accept the hard times as well as the good times as God’s plan for us? Or could it be as soon as life gets hard, we complain and ask God if He has forgotten we are His child?


The Bible tells us God is the Source of all life! He has created us in His image. He has given us the breath of life! Since His wellspring has an abundance that will never run dry, do we open our cup and allow Him to fill it to overflowing? Sometimes we build a barrier that prevents the free flowing waters of the LORD from refreshing us! Many of us memorized Psalm 23 as a child, and quote it often to ourselves and others! Do we believe it is really true and for us as an individual in our hour of need?


“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” Psalm 23:4-5 KJV.


More than once in my life time, I have faced death, yet I know my life and times are in God’s hands, and I will live until He says it is time to come on Home! He has filled my spirit with His life flowing waters time and time again! Many of you have shared similar testimonies of how at a time in your own lives, all seemed hopeless and that the end was near, yet God refreshed you from His fountainhead of living waters and you live to share His goodness! The LORD has prepared a time of blessing for us! When we remember His Word, He comforts us! I have quoted the 23rd Psalm countless times in the middle of a sleepless night, and it has refreshed my soul!


What purpose does the LORD have in these troublesome times of our lives? I am certain we will not know all the answers until we arrive in Glory, then it will not be important at all to us! I wonder if He allows some of these things to occur to help us re-focus our priorities! Although we still do many “Christian” things, is our heart truly freely flowing in His grace and with mercy out to others? Do our difficult times cause us to become self-centered, perhaps angry or sad because there seems to be no answers? Do we have a lid or cover over that cup that should be overflowing with His goodness and love?


When we seek the face of the LORD in our times of need, He promises that He hears us and will guide our foot steps, that we can still be fruitful, even in those hard or dry seasons of life! “And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: (strong!) And thou shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.”

 Isaiah 58:11 KJV


The Bible says The Holy Spirit is within us, and will minister to us as we walk through dry lands and deep valleys!  Out of our belly shall flow rivers of living waters! He will help us! Jesus never promised us a trouble free walk with Him. On the contrary, He told us to expect suffering and difficulties, but to remember He is Always with us! He will lead us to those living waters!


“For the Lamb which is the midst of the throne shall feed, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” Rev. 7:17 KJV


What a comfort that His waters never fail! What a blessing He guides us to partake of His living fountains of refreshment! If you are going through a difficult time, look unto the LORD, He promised to be with us, no matter what we are now facing or whatever the future holds! He is with us! Some day He will wipe away all our tears of sorrows and pain we have gone though!


“Dear LORD, Help us draw from your wellspring of grace you placed within us, that words of blessings and encouragement may freely flow out to others from the Living waters in us! Amen.”


Praise the LORD! Drink His fresh water today!

 In His service, Mary Mayko

Mary Mayko is Christian Fellowship's Adult Sunday School Teacher, Church Elder and one of our counselors. Mary also has the pulpit one Tuesday night a month to deliver Gods Word. She has penned inspirational poetry and writings for over 30 years.

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