New York

The Lady The Lady Lifts High

Her Torch to the Sky!

Memories! I shall never forget how excited I was the first time that I visited New York City and sailed around the harbor to Ellis Island. There stood Lady Liberty lifting high her torch to the sky. This magnificent scene reminded me of my childhood when Mother got me all dressed up to play the part of the Statue of Liberty during a third grade history play.

It was just after The Great Depression and rag curlers were popular. Miraculously the rag curlers made my hair look like Shirley Temple’s beautiful curls. For my costume, Mother draped a big white sheet around me and placed a flashlight covered with a white napkin in my hand. Proudly, I held my head high as she placed the forked crown securely around my beautifully coiffed mahogany curls. As the play progressed, I lifted my torch to the sky and exclaimed, “Liberty!”

In 1886, Sarah Jane visited New York and attended the unveiling of one of the biggest statues in the world, The Statue of Liberty, which was a gift from France to the United States. Today The Lady still holds a torch and a book inscribed July 4, 1776. LIBERTY!

As young Sarah Jane and her family check into the posh Manhattan Hotel, she feels the thrill of excitement about being in New York and seeing the Statue of Liberty. Her trip brings new revelations as she begins to encounter the difference between her “comfortable affluent” life and the lives of so many people stricken with poverty and need.

After hearing the story of the torch that Lady Liberty holds in her hand, Sarah Jane learns that God has given her a “torch” of her own, and she makes a decision to let her light shine for the entire world to see.

In Ephesians 5:8, Paul writes, For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light. (NKJV) This explains the change that takes place when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. His light in us should be so strong that others will see Him in us and desire to become a Christian. Spending time with God and STUDYING His word will cause His Light to shine brighter and brighter in us and through us. As we walk as children of light…actively and willingly being “light givers” and “torch bearers” for Jesus so that many will come to know the Light Giver and the True Torch.

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The fourth book in the Eleanor Series is Sarah Jane: Liberty’s Torch  CLARK_Sarah Jane Cover_Web

This set of fictional books is based one the true-to-life stories of my family’s history and these heart-warming stories span generations, are historically accurate and highlight the nation’s Christian heritage of faith.

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