After many years of conservation concerns as expansion, deforestation, and greed for tourist dollars raised concern that our native koalas were being forced into extinction, this sign only 100 metres from our front entrance, has filled our hearts with JOY. Thank God for this sign of HOPE.
As all the early hype and commercialism of approaching Christmas festivities is swamping our airwaves I am determined to look for the SIGNS of HOPE in the midst of it all.
Signs of LOVE, CARE for one another and family gatherings that are more than about FOOD and PRESENTS and glitter.
Signs of HOPE and FAITH are often hidden under the trappings of a date on a calendar set aside to remember a BIRTHDAY.
We who believe and LOVE HIM remember with great thankfulness that we have already received the CHRISTMAS GIFT.
THE LIGHT OF CHRIST HAS ALREADY COME INTO THE WORLD.
Jesus said: ‘I have come as the LIGHT in this WORLD. Whoever abides in ME shall not walk in darkness but live in the LIGHT. JOHN 12:46
Let us all focus our attention on looking for the signs of HOPE and LIGHT as we walk these next few weeks before the Season of Remembrance of His first coming.
Let’s be overwhelmed by His Love, Joy, Peace, and Fullness of Life and we gently prepare what is necessary.
Blessings! and Peace! to all. a-men.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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