A Mid-week Thought
During our afternoon walk in the forestry, Char-lee suddenly sniffed the air. She stopped, then swivelled to position herself. Her body was anchored facing the distant car. Her attitude told me clearly it was ‘time to go home’.
I unclipped her lead and told her she could ‘go!’.
She ran into the waiting arms of David who put her in the car.
A sudden savage gust of wind blew across the paddocks and a rain shower in minutes drenched everything.
As I walked, quickly now, I remembered two dear friends from the past. Both of them died reasonably young. Both had strong faith and both in their last days said to family and friends. ‘I’m going home!’
My thought for pondering for us today is this:
When we are ‘released’ from this mortal life, do we KNOW we are going HOME?
Do we believe that loving arms are waiting to welcome us too?
1 Cor. 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God
We who believe and follow the Saviour, have this certain HOPE.
Blessings and Love to all this day.
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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I cannot imagine being without the comfort of my faith – especially in times such as this….
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I can’t wait to go home to the place where we truly belong.