THE LIGHT OF LIFE

Could we but see
our success down the road;
we would follow Jesus
His path produces holiness
His ways are truth and life
We are blessed to be in His presence

His love shines forth
We possess no fear
We gather 'round 
the Light of Life
Jesus dispels the darkness
He's reaching out to you
Do you want to learn of Him?

Talk to Him in prayer,
read your Bible,
study it through
It testifies of Jesus Christ
He is the only Way 
to everlasting life


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ABIDING IN CHRIST

How is your relationship with Jesus?  Have you thanked Him for creating you?  The apostle John tells us, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  All thing were made through Him and without Him nothing was made that was made” (John 1:1,3).  Yes, Jesus (the Word) is our Creator.

You are a unique and magnificent person, made in God’s likeness.  In discovering God’s goodness while communing with Him day to day, it is natural to feel joy.  Hold on to that joy.  Let it infuse your body, lift your mood, and be a source of admiration by others who will know that you’ve been with Jesus. 

When your day goes sour, let the light Jesus has given you, guide you to a better outcome.  Ask Jesus for strength to endure each trial.  Claim God’s promises from the book of Psalms 46:1, 2:  “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear.” 

Share your daily life with Him.  He’s interested in you and He wants you to love Him above all.  He is patient and merciful. 

Christ Jesus died for you.  He redeemed you with His blood.  Accept His free gift of salvation. 

Give your heart to the cause of winning souls for Him.  Witness to others what Jesus has done for you.  He is waiting to hand you a crown of victory and His robe of righteousness on the last day. 

     Scripture quotations are from the NKJV of the Bible.

 

                                             

HOLY CARAVAN

Light shattering all darkness
mounts the horizon.
Angels robed in white appear,
presenting our Redeemer.
His glorious presence shining forth
coming to rescue His people.

Sinners lie dead in the streets.
Mistaking a lie for truth. 
Wreckage of the self-enlightened,
They thought too much of themselves.

Graves burst open, yielding
glorious bodies, 
incorruptible now,
rejoicing in God their Savior.
All saints alive, 
rise to meet their Creator.
The faithful, given immortality.
A caravan of sorts,
bound for heaven,
Led by the Person of Jesus Christ.  

LIGHT FROM THE GRAVE

God loves you and me
even in our sins
He would not give us up
but came to rescue all
who would just turn around
to face our dying Savior
on the cross at Calvary
Absorb the depth of love
Jesus radiates from His heart
as the loving Savior and Creator
Who died for you and me

Christ knew not how it would end
For the Father had made Him
to be all humanity's sin
so heinous in God's sight
The Father withdrew
and Jesus feared this separation
would  become His permanent lot
Our dear Jesus laid in the grave
His friends thought that was the end
They didn't yet understand His mission

But Jesus was destined 
to rise from the dead
in living glory
honored by the Father
and adored by those
who would love Him back
When we are faithful 
to Him through the end
He gives us His righteousness
Our passport to eternity
earned by Jesus
at Calvary





GOD’S BLESSINGS

Jesus gave us the Beatitudes, recorded in the Bible , Matthew 5:1-12.  When I read through them I find joy, hope and comfort.  They are promises to you and me and all those who want to prepare for heaven.  

Jesus declares those who are “poor in spirit” and “who realize their need for Him” (v. 3) will surely enter the kingdom of heaven.  Jesus promises that His Father blesses those who mourn, giving them comfort.  This promise of God is most applicable to our pandemic.  We have pretty much all lost someone or something of value and great meaning to us that cannot be replaced.  Yet God will comfort us as no one else can. 

Also, God blesses those with a gentle and lowly manner.  They know how to treat others with love and compassion.  They are the meek of heart whom God promises will inherit the earth.  Wow! 

God will bless those who “hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (v. 6).  

“God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy” (v. 7).

As a gift to those whose hearts are pure, God promises they will see Him and live with Him forever.

God blesses the peacemakers for they will be called the children of God, worthy of heaven.

God blesses those who are persecuted because their lives are dedicated to God, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

God blesses everyone who is mocked and persecuted and lied about because they are Christ’s followers, for they are promised a great reward in heaven.

        Scripture quotations taken from the New Living Translation of the Bible

 

 

SURRENDER OF SELF

Jesus Christ is beckoning you
to walk with Him
Everyday
A  relationship with Him
will nurture you
Come what may
Everyday
He'll ask for complete
surrender of self
to follow His Way
Everyday
Surrender your heart
in growing relationship
Surrender your mind
to always please Him

His Being is love
He'll draw you closer
to reveal His heart
You'll just want to stay
close to Him

Be aware
Your deeds point others
to Jesus Christ
You've become a light
to the dying world
Convicting others of their
need to repent
and follow Jesus
our Lord and Savior

He can transform the worst
offender
Melt the heart of a callous
criminal
Jesus can turn their affections 
to Himself
His love embraces
and transforms

Jesus Christ is calling you
Take a step toward Him 
today
For He loves you with
an everlasting love
and wants to guide 
your journey
toward life in His 
glorious Kingdom
Be joyful of Christ's
imminent return




	

A PRAYER

I give my being to You, O Lord
Center me in Your love
Surround my heart 
with Your goodness
Keep me uplifted
with Your lovingkindness

Be gentle with my petitions
In my sorrow, comfort me
If sin freezes my walk with You
Woo me with Your mercy and love

I don't know all You've 
planned for me
I'm conscious You will
never hurt me
but bring me safely into
the harbor of Your love
and help me share with others
the Good News of salvation in 
You alone


OUR LIFE IS IN HIM

His promise was sure
A virgin gave birth
to the Christ Child
The infant of the ages
Immanuel

A plan set forth before time began
to save humanity
Proclaimed by God Himself
to our parents of the Fall

Then endless generations
looked for a Savior
When God sent His only Son
He was born in a stable
amongst a donkey, cattle, and sheep

His Mother, Mary named Him Jesus
as spoken by the angel Gabriel
His father, Joseph whisked them to Egypt
for King Herod, Satan's agent 
plotted Christ's death

On the Holy Family's return
Mary taught the growing toddler
in the knowledge of God's own Word

God and Man intertwined as One
Jesus swept human error aside
Confirmed all Ten Commandments

He healed the sick
Brought sight to the blind
And raised the dead to life
He taught us how to live

Christ set a new standard
by which one could be measured:
To die for our friends
as He did for us
Indeed the highest expression of love

He became sin for us
and died in our place
that we could attain
to life everlasting with Him

We kneel before the Christ Child today
The Word made Flesh
born to free the captives of sin
To draw us close to Him

May we put our faith in Him 
For Jesus is the only Way,
the Truth, and the Life
Amen
 



HE GIVES ALL GOOD GIFTS

Mercy and goodness
shower from heaven
Those who open their arms
will be blessed

God is our Provider
He sustains us through life
Our outlook comes from Him
When crisis strikes
we put our faith in Him

He brings stability
when we work together
Happiness, when we love
each other

All good things come from God
Let us not reject His gifts
But pause to consider 
how blessed we are
as on this Thanksgiving Day

OPEN OUR HEARTS

Why would you die?
Turn to Jesus and live.
Our hearts become corrupted
with our worldly endeavors.
We naturally don't seek God
We strive for merit and success.
Our natural inclination
leans toward comfort and selfishness.

When we come to Jesus
He unlocks our chained up hearts.
He interests us in others needs
and opens wide 
our fledgling hearts. 

Jesus directs us toward
those who weep,
comforting these whom Jesus loves.
He leads us to the lost and weary
to rescue them from Satan's lies,
pointing out his deadly deceptions.

We give them hope
in Jesus' promises,
directing them to
the Word of God.

Christ puts us on 
a better path
bound for heaven's
pearly gates.
He leads us through life's 
struggles together
Our lives bound up in Him --
Our God, our Savior, and our King.

 
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