Showing posts with label 6. Saturdays: Sabbatical. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 6. Saturdays: Sabbatical. Show all posts

Saturday, January 28, 2017

How long, O Lord?

Sometimes when we cannot put words to the ache in our heart, God's Word says it for us. The Lord is no stranger to our despair. The enemies of our peace are worry, doubt, and trusting that our feelings are more real than God's truth. But one step at a time, if we cling to Him, we will be able to proclaim the last two verses just like the writer of this psalm. Watch for the transition and transformation of his outlook as you meditate here today. Ask yourself, What made the change? ferree
Psalm 13 (New International Version, ©2010)
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
Look on me and answer, LORD my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the LORD’s praise,
for he has been good to me.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Morning Hymn

Do you ever wake up too early, or perhaps not ever fall asleep? This was how I felt one early morning, and times since, but I like how the thoughts that came to me helped put life in perspective. No pat-answer solutions, or three-easy-steps, but God does penetrate the ozone layer at times. May you find time to rest in Him this weekend.

ferree

MORNING HYMN

by Ferree Hardy

I wake before dawn

and in the dark

begin the song

of ancient ways

and steadfast praise

With each note

the darkness fades

a rooster crows,

and spider sews

one last strand on her

dewdrop doily

Birds arouse

They join in

Mourning dove,

Robin, wren

Singing of You,

the Giver of all

Your goodness freshens

it brings cool hint

of snow and mint

to salt-stained skin

Red-brimmed eyes

and sadness-fevered

soul

Father of health

and life itself

with love beyond

the stratosphere

and faithfulness that

fills the sky

Your glory orbs

the earth we hear

And wrapped in shimmering

clouds

it reaches down to

collect the songs

of one weak woman

and birds

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Strength Of My Heart Music Video

On Saturdays I want to remind you to prepare your heart for a time of worship and rest on the weekend. God invites us over and over again to Rest in Him, and especially for widows to enter His rest, (Ruth 1:9).

As you listen to this music video today, you'll notice phrases from the song contained in the verses below---it's a very biblical song! I really enjoyed catching the phrases (in bold) and going to BibleGateway.com. When I got there I typed the words into the search box to find the verse in the New International Version (NIV), but you may select from any version; you might find that a real blessing too. I urge you to try it sometime. Until then, just listen in, and let God's rest minister to your spirit.


The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress Psalm 46:7

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling Psalm 68:5

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. Psalm 23:4

For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. Psalm 61:3
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
Selah, ferree

Saturday, August 15, 2015

One Way to Find Rest

 
Build a little fence
of trust
Around today;

Fill the space with loving work,
And therein stay;

Look not through the sheltering
bars

Upon to-morrow;
God will help thee bear what
comes

Of joy or sorrow.

Mary France Butts (1836-1902)


God took a day of rest; He ordered a day of rest in the 10 Commandments.

You might not be creating the Earth or leading the exodus of Israel, but you are dealing with a new phase of life.

Working through grief is emotionally, spiritually and physically exhausting! We especially need to follow God's pattern of rest for body and soul.

Build that little fence and rest well this weekend, dear one.
ferree

Saturday, June 13, 2015

"I Will Trust In Thee"

Dear Reader,
I'm the one who needs to take in this song the most -- "I Will Trust in Thee..." but I hope you won't mind my sharing it with you too today.

I find myself at a time of life where I'm not sure what direction God is leading, I'm not sure of my abilities or strengths; I'm not sure what the future will hold. Asking for help with this blog, admitting my health struggles, and committing this time to simply relinquish control----to put trusting in God into action---- to enter "A Place of Pause" (sound familiar?) has been a challenge. And it still takes a lot of work to produce this blog and to connect the writers and readers even though I've cut back so much. But God has limited what I can do, so I offer to Him what I can do, and trust Him to do what needs to be done. He knows that so much better than I do!

How about you? Widowhood certainly imposes limits on what you can do, doesn't it? Nothing will ever quite be the same and that's hard to accept. I remember when I did my share of chafing and gnawing and crying against it. But like Candy said on Thursday, there comes a point where we simply must STOP and REST. And that fits so perfectly with what I always urge you to do on the weekend---take some time to come apart and rest in the Lord. Someone has said, "Come apart before you fall apart." Are you in a place or a season of Pause, Stop, or Rest today too?

The following song was performed in my church last week and I clung to every word. I'm so glad I could find this video that included the words. It's not my church's, but it includes the words which are so crucial. I pray you'll be able to watch and worship along with it sometime this weekend.

And come back next week to meet my blogger friend Carrie Jo. I've loved the responses and comments you've shared with Candy this week, and I know you'll appreciate Carrie next week as she shares how the Lord walked with her through widowhood, a child with a disability, remarriage, and facing the annual bittersweet "Fathers Day."   
ferree
 
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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Blessed Through Rest

Taking a sabatical reminds people to cut some time into their schedule to "Come apart before you come apart." Widows need sabaticals too. It's a time to read a verse, say a prayer or just sit down for a moment to practice the fine art of doing nothing.

I don't know if you've ever read the book of Numbers in the Bible, but honestly? It's a little dry. Unless you get excited about finding out how many men age 30-50 were in each tribe of ancient Israel it's probably like reading the US Census report.

Every once in a while, though, God bursts out of those numbers with a blast of blessing and rest for our souls. Just like He does in daily life; in the midst of the grind we find everyday grace.

Won't you take a moment of sabatical this weekend and be still? Big breath in, big breath out. Let the words of this blessing cover you and your day:
 
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face to shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)
In closing this week I'd like to say a big "Thank you" to Linda Lint for filling in for me. There's so much to glean from her posts covering the 1st - 3rd year anniversary dates of her love's passing. I highly recommend visiting yesterday's post on Sparrow Scrolls to find out about the 4th year of "Happy Heaven-Day." 

Looking ahead to next week I know you'll appreciate the reflections of my blogging friend Kathy. Have a very good weekend and a precious Memorial Day here in the US on Monday. ferree

Saturday, May 9, 2015

A Psalm for Mothers Day---and every day...

Mothers Day can be difficult to handle if we dwell on what we don't have. But I hope the following will provide a life-affirming alternative.

The Psalms, as you know, is a book of songs and prayers. When we're weary and sad, when grief weighs down our mind, a psalm can step in and speak to God on our behalf. When we open the book of Psalms we'll find laments for the bad days and praises for the days we understand.

But have you ever wondered what God might say to you, personally, in the Psalms? I recently took a look at Psalm 139, one of my favorites. The phrases familiar, the heart cries always genuine and fitting, its rich truth nourishes and sustains me like a long-time friend.

I've spoken this psalm to God many times. But what would it be like if God replied, I wondered?

The words that follow are my paraphrase of the Lord's response to my personal Psalm 139.
I hope you'll feel the voice of the Lord saying them to you,too. And I hope they'll help carry you through Mothers Day and every day.

Dear child,
I have searched you; I know everything about you.
I know when you sit and when you rise;
I perceive your thoughts even when you're far away from Me.
I understand your going out and your need to lie down;
I'm familiar with all your ways and habits.
I even know the words you'll speak before they come out of your mouth.
I have hemmed you in--behind you and in front of you.
My hand is on your shoulder, but you don't always know this.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for you, and too lofty for any human mind to attain.
I am always with you. Where could you go from My Spirit?
Where could you flee from My presence?

If you ascend to the stars of the heavens, I am there;
if you descend to the deepest pits of the earth--if you make your bed in the depths--I am there.
If you rise on the wings of the dawn, flying away to settle on the far side of the sea,
even there My hand will guide you. My right hand will hold you fast and secure.
If you say, “Surely this darkness will hide me from God's sight, for my loss and despair snuff out the light of day; light has turned to night around me--!"
Even that dark night of the soul will not be dark to Me;
The night shines bright like the day---I see you clearly, My child.
Darkness is as light to Me. I see, I care, I love.
For I created your inmost being; I knit you together in your mother’s womb. You are fearfully and wonderfully made; I'm fully confident of your quality; My works are wonderful---and you are one of them---I know that full well.
I saw your frame at the very inception of your life. I wove together your DNA molecules as they formed your body in the pre-born soft darkness deep inside your mother.
I have ordained each and every one of your days. I've written them in My book about you. I wrote them all out before you ever existed. I know your whole story. I see beyond today's pain-filled page to the chapters of hope and happiness that await. Your husband is safe and secure in My arms. He knows, too, that it will be worth it all when you turn the page and see how I've worked all these things together for your good.
Yet there's the emptiness, the anger, the mistrust, the fear you've been betrayed . . . I know. I let my Son go through that, too. And then He was raised to life! Only believe. Be still. Watch and wait.
Aren't these thoughts of My watchcare, interest and love for you precious and vast?
If we were to add them up they would light your dark grief like the the sparkling points of a city at night. To count them would be like trying to number the grains of sand on the seashore.
Sleep well, my beloved one.
When you awake . . .

I am still with you.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Day By Day- A Weekend Reflection

How was your week? As I look back on mine-- blogging about "Is There Really A Reason?" and the widow of Zarephaeth, it all seems to have a cohesive message and pattern: day by day the Lord is in control. I don't know what a day will hold, but I know his mercies are new every morning and his loving kindness never fails. (Lamentations 3)

On Tuesday at my house I had lunch with eight of the ladies on my street. We've been doing this once a month for over a year now. Everyone brings a dish to share, and since it's usually at my house I always take the liberty to play a little game of conversation starter questions. One of the questions was "What song could be a theme song for your life?"

The following hymn came to my mind. When I was growing up I loved my church so much--First Baptist in Waupaca, Wisconsin. The pastor's wife, Mrs. Reemstma, sang this number one Sunday morning and it's stuck with me ever since. I think she must have mentioned it was written by a young Swedish woman, born out of the tragedy of a boating accident where she saw her own father drown in the 1800's. Mrs. Reemstma was Swedish, too, like the songwriter. And in my childish ways, since I had great-grandparents from Norway, I felt a Scandinavian kinship with her. I remember her strawberry blonde hair, fair complexion, her lovely voice, and the smile on her face from peace that glowed within her while she sang this hymn.

It's a perfect hymn for a Saturday, as you close out this week and lean into the next one. I hope you'll be able to tune out your worries and tune in to the words I've copied for you. They are rich with truth about our Savior God. Have blessed weekend and Lord's Day tomorrow. With God's help this season of suffering won't last forever.

Day by day and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father's wise bestowment,
I've no cause for worry or for fear.
He whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best--
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.
 
Ev'ry day the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
He whose name is Counselor and Pow'r.
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
"As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,"
This the pledge to me He made.
 
Help me then in eve'ry tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith's sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
E'er to take, as from a father's hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.
photo by Sherry Luttrell

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Resurrection Reasons to Rejoice

I'm reading a book, The Prayer That Changes Everything by Stormie Omartian, this year. Yep. I'm taking a whole year to read it, it's that rich. When I got to page 63 earlier this week I couldn't help but connect it to Easter! These are seven amazing things we receive when we place our faith in Christ! The power of his blood for our forgiveness and the power of his resurrection for eternal life with him! I hope you'll pause to rest your hope in the Lord and consider these wonderful riches at Christ's expense---God's grace to you this Easter. The verses are from the New King James Version.

Because of Jesus, I am forgiven.
Whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. (Romans 3:25-26)

Because of Jesus, I have peace with God.
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1)

Because of Jesus, I don't have to live with guilt or condemnation.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1)

Because of Jesus, I have a great inheritance.
and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. (Romans 8:17)

Because of Jesus, I always have someone interceding for me.
Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. (Romans 8:34)

Because of Jesus, I have eternal life with Him.
And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. (Romans 8:10-11)

Because of Jesus, I can have more life in this life.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)
Have a blessed Easter

Saturday, March 28, 2015

THE PROMISE THE MARTINS WITH LYRICS

Last week I was able to go to a concert by the gospel trio "The Martins." As I heard the words to this song I couldn't help but think what a precious encouragement it would be for my readers. Actually for everyone! But I know that some of the phrases are just right for what you're going through.

The Martins have been singing in harmony since childhood but their testimony is that their lives aren't perfect either----although they're on stage, in real life they're just like you and me. They sing from their hearts to our own...ferree



For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons, 
neither the present nor the future, 
nor any powers, 
neither height nor depth, 
nor anything else in all creation, 
will be able to separate us from the love of God 
that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 
Romans 8:38,39 (NIV)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

How Big Is God's Love?


Psalm 36:5-9 (NIV)


Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.

Your righeousness is like the mighty mountains,

your justice like the great deep.

O Lord, you preserve both man and beast.

How priceless is your unfailing love!

Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.

They feast on the abundance of your house;

you give them drink from your river of delights.

For with you is the fountain of life;

in your light we see light.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Widows Need An Anchor of Security and Stability

Do you feel adrift on a sea of sorrow? Cast off and not knowing what's next?

Grief, widowhood, loneliness, silence and suffering can isolate and alienate us, but God's Word offers us hope.

I came across Hebrews 6:19 this morning and had to pause and think about it....


We----meaning true Christians. Do you know Christ today? Do you follow Him? If so, you have---you own this hope!

But, what is "this hope?" Apparently its a firm and secure anchor for the soul.

Continue reading the context of this verse---the verses before and after it. I found many clues in Hebrews chapter 7 as to what (and Who) provides true HOPE.

Set aside some time this weekend to anchor your soul in firm and secure Hope. List the reasons for hope found in Hebrews 6 and 7, and then, one by one, tell the Lord what they mean to you. Spend time with God and He will restore and anchor your soul. He'll calm the storm and give you direction.
 ferree

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Resting in God's Love Today

We all know what day it is. I hate to say it so I won't. But I will be holding you close in thoughts and prayers. Here is a poem full of God's Word that a widow shared with me last year. It seems so appropriate for times like this.

Your Divine Valentine
A Valentine may play a love song for you, but God sings you the sweetest love song in the universe. (Zephaniah 3:17)
A Valentine may give you flowers, but God sent you the most beautiful rose of all, Jesus. (Song of Solomon 2:1)
A Valentine may bring you chocolate, but God provides you with something even sweeter, His Word. (Psalm 119:103)
A Valentine may love you for a lifetime, but God loved you before you were born and will love you for all eternity. (Jeremiah 31:3)

May you break through the grief to find rest and peace in God's love for you today.
ferree

Saturday, January 31, 2015

How Long, Lord?

Sometimes when we cannot put words to the ache in our heart, God's Word says it for us. The Lord is no stranger to our despair. The enemies of our peace are worry, doubt, and trusting that our feelings are more real than God's truth. But one step at a time, if we cling to Him, we will be able to proclaim the last two verses just like the writer of this psalm. Watch for the transition and transformation of his outlook as you meditate here today. Ask yourself, What made the change? ferree
 
Psalm 13 (New International Version, ©2010)
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
 
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
 
Look on me and answer, LORD my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
 
and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
 
But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
 
I will sing the LORD’s praise,
for he has been good to me.

 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Say Goodbye to the Burdens of 2014

Working through grief is emotionally, spiritually and physically exhausting! Rest is good; it's essential! I wish I could make it mandatory because it's what some of my readers need so badly. Some are too stubborn to rest and will require a break down. They are tempted to do life their way, refusing help and sadly, refusing to flee the temptations of anger, pride and independence.

But instead, let's all take heed from this anonymous story under the picture: put down the burdens and stresses of 2014: do not let them master you or overwhelm you. God gave us a day of rest each week, and an evening of rest each day. Let's put it to use by casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 (NASB)



A young lady confidently walked around the room with a raised glass of water while explaining stress management to an audience. Everyone thought she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?' But she fooled them all. "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile.

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "That's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."

"Like a glass of water, you have to put stress down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden again - holding stress longer and better each time practiced. So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night... pick them up tomorrow."

Whatever burdens you're carrying now, why not let them down for a moment this weekend? If you're a child of God you can cast that burden on the Lord. Relax. You can pick your problems back up later when you're refreshed if you don't want to leave them with the Lord.
ferree

Saturday, December 13, 2014

How to Feel Better In 16 Minutes

Dear Friend,

Holiday happenings got you down? I know its hard, but these steps can make your day a little easier...

1. First, put on your winter coat, scarf, hat, mittens, boots . . . whatever will keep you comfortable for 10 minutes outside. Let's start our clock with 2 minutes to find all your stuff, 1 minute to put it on. We're starting now! Hurry!
2. Ready? Good! Take a deep breath in through your nose, and blow it out slowly through your mouth. Let your shoulders and neck relax. (15 seconds) Feels good, doesn't it? Go ahead and do it 3 more times for a total of 1 minute.
3. Now you can sit down to listen to this sample video of the really pretty Christmas carol, "Still, Still, Still." Settle in and get ready to listen. (30 seconds) (As always, if this post arrives in your email inbox and the video doesn't show up simply click on the title line at the top of this page to get to my blog itself so you can view it).
4. OK, play the music. Focus, listen, relax. Repeat step 2 if you'd like. (One minute, 30 seconds).
5. Now go outside. Walk around and listen to the snow crunch under your feet for 10 minutes. Every time you see something beautiful like the sunshine sparkling, a snowflake, a child... or if you hear a bird song, a human voice, an airplane full of people just like you... when you feel a snappy breeze, smell a woodburning fireplace, or touch your soft, cool face... tell the Lord how thankful you are for that sensation. Live each moment...
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God... Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

There. 16 minutes. Feel better? May this be the start of a restful, rejuvenating weekend for you. 


Saturday, December 6, 2014

It is well with my soul ( Chris Rice )

Listen for phrases of verse 16 embedded within the latter part of the hymn, It Is Well With My Soul, I just love it!
Rest in the Lord and the truth of His Word this weekend my friends. (Remember, if you receve this post by email you might have to click the title to go to the blog itself and hear the hymn).
ferree
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
King James Version (KJV)

13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Jeremy Camp - He Knows (Lyric Video)

Dear Reader,

The body needs rest! I've found that out the hard way, and I thank you for patiently waiting while I had to give my back some rest from the computer over the last several weeks.

But what about you? Do you need some rest today? Physically? Emotionally? Spiritually? Most widows honestly must answer YES to each one. Try to set aside time this weekend to rest in all those areas of life. Right now you can listen to this music video, and I think it might help you rest spiritually as you dwell on the reassurance that God knows. Meditate on the verses I've listed below, and rest in Him this weekend.

Let me call out a thank you to Donna T. for mentioning this video on Facebook on Thursday. It meant a lot to her, and it blessed me too.
ferree




John 11:35 Jesus wept.(NIV)
Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. (NIV)




Did you know his first wife died of cancer? Here's where to order Jeremy's book through my affiliation with Christian Book Distributors:

375595: I Still Believe: A Memoir I Still Believe: A Memoir

By Jeremy Camp with David Thomas / Tyndale House


* How should we deal with life's sorrows? When a loved one dies, where can we find comfort? With unflinching candor, Camp recounts his improverished childhood, rebellious teenage years, spiritual awakening, the tragic loss of his wife, Melissa, and his second chance at love. His fiery journey refined his faith---and will give you reason to hope in God. 220 pages, softcover from Tyndale.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

What's God Doing Today?

On Saturdays I remind widows to rest. Grief is exhausting to the body, mind and spirit so rest is essential. Not only physical sleep, but rest from worry, anxiety and stress.

God himself rested after creation, and ordained and blessed the seventh day of each week for rest, but He's been busy ever since. The following Psalm reminds me of some of the things He accomplishes and grants in our lives. Knowing that He's got these areas covered, and the He never sleeps, maybe we can rest and relax a bit this weekend.
When we ask What's God doing today? this Psalm lets us know.

Psalm 121
I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!
He will not let you stumble;
the one who watches over you will not slumber.
Indeed, he who watches over Israel
never slumbers or sleeps.
The Lord himself watches over you!
The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.
The Lord keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,
both now and forever.
May you rest in Him this weekend!
ferree

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Knowing What I Know About Heaven video

I watched this video this morning and thought of you... each of you reading this post. Until that wonderful day when God wipes away all tears, may our yearning for Heaven and Him open our eyes to God's hope and love for us today. Rest in Him this weekend and even though it might be hard, remember to attend church to express your worship and obedience to God. ferree
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Revelation 21:4



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