For many years the expression of GOD AS HOUND of HEAVEN was a concept that I was not comfortable about exploring, Too many artists and writers had explored the theme.
Images of the Hound of the Baskervilles and Gothic dark themes, often got intermingled with what the original poet had intended.
I read last week the simple GOSPEL of Jesus CHRIST explaining the idea of the Almighty as a HOUND in Our Daily Bread … a morning Devotional.
The writer wrote …M.y whole life was a mess. He explained. ‘Surrounded by all the demons of hell in drugs and wrong living. I was always conscious of being pursued. Then one glorious day I realised it was DIVINE LOVE breaking through my life.
Like a Hound from the Throne Room of Heaven He pursued me and pointed me to a blood-soaked Cross, I met Jesus Christ as my Saviour.
DIVINE LOVE INDEED PIERCES ALL DARKNES AND BEAMS IN A PURE SACRED HOLY LIGHT.
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.
Surely goodness and mercy will hunt me down all the days of my life ♥️ Love your post Faye! When I am feeling a bit down, I remind myself His goodness and mercy is hunting me down. Your post is a wonderful reminder of His pursuing Love in our lives🙌🙌🙏😊
Beauty post, Faye! And greatly needed in these dark times surrounding us. Hugs to you for bringing to mind the passion for which He is always pursuing us! ❤️
I am so thankful He pursues us when we stray.
Blessings, dear friend~💖🤗🙏
W/ love and mercy He pursued me, too. ❤