“He is the radiance of the glory of God
the exact imprint of His nature.”
for my Alaska son,
his handsome face and the stubble on his chin
reminding me of the man he has become
the gift he is in my life
Many thanks to my God
The grayness has come for 6 weeks I face it.
The trees are bare, their limbs etched in black across the sky.
Coldness creeps into the bones; the chill will not leave me.
Ashes are upon my forehead, death is embraced.
Judgment must be executed.
It is all I deserve.
I am guilty, the crime has been committed;
no more excuses can be made.
But I am not beaten,
the stripes I deserve are given to another.
I cannot bear to watch.
My heart is torn to pieces.
In His pain, He reaches to me.
I grasp His hand, I kiss His feet.
I am covered in His blood.
His blood purifies. My robe is white- spotless.
I am embraced, His mark upon my forehead.
Life is embraced.
Resurrection has come
“but they who wait for the Lord
shall renew their strength
they shall mount up with wings like eagles……”
But do I have the courage?
Do I have the courage to open the door?
“…..I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
Sometimes that is all you can do- hang on by a thread.
But thank you God for that thread!
“Give thanks in ALL circumstances….” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
“…. seeing our Father in everything makes life one long thanksgiving and gives a rest of heart, and, more than that, a gayety of spirit, that is unspeakable.”
Hannah Whitall Smith
Jesus’s word from John 10:10
….”I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
Some gifts are harder to see.
Harder to find.
Hidden from view.
Perhaps that makes them all the more precious.
Sometimes in order to see the gifts all around me,
I need new eyes.
A different perspective-
Coming at life backwards-
Seeing from a different angle.
Getting up at 5:45? Ouch!
But so worth it to see such a
Thank you, thank you, thank you!