Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Sadness has gripped my heart
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar;
the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid
bare. Peter 3:10
My heart is sad. These emotions, the Lord has given them to me. I have lost my
pet...my kitty cat..her name is Bunny.
She has been part of my life for 22 years...almost as long as I have had my son...almost
as long as I have been married....almost as long as I have been saved. It's hard...it's difficult....but I know in this world death is something that comes to everything... God comforts me...even in this....made me take a closer look at Death one more time.....
The Lord is my Friend that sticks close....
I thank the Lord for giving me this kitty cat as I have ventured through this life so far....she has been a good companion...a good pet...she often sat at on me bed as I read the Word of God aloud....her & I....hearing the Word......All that God has given me has been good!
So in my brokenness....I once again take a look at death......that enemy "Death" that often tries to intimidate, to make us afraid of the future....this enemy that comes to steal & destroy...this enemy of my soul has been conquered. (When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Colossians 2:13-15)
Everything has been created by God...Genesis tells us this. One thing the Lord has taught me...I was lost in sin....apart from Him...and about 22 years ago, He reached out to me in His Mercy & Grace and redeemed my soul....I needed redemption...and the Redeemer purchased my soul. Death is an appointment that will be kept by everyone....while we who are made in the image of God still have breath......I say......call to the One that chases after us....He is the Lover of our Soul, the Redeemer for
mankind! Let the One who disarmed the powers & authorities that desire to keep us from the Lord.....let Him, Jesus, who has paid the price to conquer death...let him be the Redeemer, he is the only one who's payment for us....counted...the only One who has loved us....to the point of death....Death has been conquered. Yes...I hurt....yes...I'll miss my kitty, Bunny....I'm just being real..... But as worshiper of the Most High God....my desire is to always...in everything glorify
God.....I bring you the Good News....Jesus has come for mankind....He paid the price.... Let Death not be a threat to you anymore...the victory has been won.
God bless you!~Liz
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