THE MORNING AFTER . . . Reflecting on the Flame

June 5, 2017

 

Here I sit at my desk looking at images of yesterday’s Pentecost splendor as the tongues of fire touched all in attendance just as they did that first time. 

How did His disciples feel on this day?  Did they feel as I do? Did they feel almost slain by the lingering heat from the flame of yesterday?  Surely their countenance would never be what it once was as the Light shining through them was something never known before and which they’d risk EVERYTHING to share . . . and here I sit, in my brokenness desiring to do the same and confident that He will guide me all the way.

Acts 2:3

They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated

and came to rest on each of them.

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Six Word Friday – Hand

February 22, 2013

 

Jesus, take me by the hand . . .

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A Quote For The Weekend On Caring

October 27, 2012

This one sounds a lot like the Great Commission to me, don’t you think?  Love this!

I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. – Pablo Casals –


Walk In Faith – Quote

October 26, 2012

I read this quote, then reread it and I cannot get away from the image of our walking in faith even with unanswered questions. . . . isn’t that what trusting in the Lord is all about?  Seems, when I listen to Him and walk on . . . even if in fear . . . He takes my questions and fears away so completely that I am healed of them.  I often forget having had these concerns at all.  Amazing, our Lord is!

Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.  – Rainer Maria Rilke –


Servants Of Our Lord – Let’s Get Personal!

October 23, 2012

 

 

 

 

And the LORD came and called as before, “Martha! Martha!” And Martha replied, “Speak, your servant is listening.” (okay, slight liberties taken in this “translation” of the verse) 1 Samuel 3:9-11


“Come Take a Walk With Me”

June 20, 2012

“God’s gifts put man’s biggest dreams to shame.

Walking with God will open more doors than we could ever imagine.”

  – Casey Treat

 


Stoned!

March 10, 2012

Spring is in the air and so is the pollen.  Achoo.  Excuse me.  I am allergic to pollen but as a rule suffer as silently as I can.  Achoo.  Ooops.  Clearly, this first week of hearing the pollen count spoken of on the morning and evening news has upset things in my little world as sinus pressure revisited me and swollen eyes made me glad that in some important ways I can look upon life through the eyes of my heart . . . thank you Lord. 

I have, however, been away from you for a wee bit, though, and I have missed my lovely group here, our body of Christ.  What a blessing it is to be invited and permitted to be a part of the body of Christ.

I slept in today and so as I supped a late cup or two of coffee, the morning news was finished and so with the mug in one hand, the other held the remote to the tv and surfed away . . . I quickly came in at the end of something and heard the words “throw stones at shiny things.”  I am not certain, taking the words out of context, if I was supposed to partake in the tossing of the stones or be on the receiving end.  Several thoughts came to mind as I absently surfed on . . .

Isaiah 9:2

King James Version (KJV)

 2The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

John 1:5

King James Version (KJV)

 5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Acts 12:7

King James Version (KJV)

 7And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

Acts 7:57-59

King James Version (KJV)

 57Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,

 58And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.

 59And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

We are called to witness to Christ in this world, and to reflect His glory, and shine in the darkness bringing His light to it.  Many before us and many still today find stones thrown at them for being part of the body of Christ.  We are in this world, but we are of the Kingdom.  How blessed are we? 

Brothers and Sisters, we are called to a special purpose.  Shine on!


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