THE Light has come!
I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Gospel writers confirm. In Him is NO DARKNESS AT ALL.
His Light is the LIGHT OF PURE LOVE!
Accept! Repent! Follow! Into a life of ABUNDANCE.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS! Thank you Father God for the greatest Gift ever given to a needing world. a-men.
Today I say a prayer for all three aspects of human need. I pray that there may be HOPE in the lives of all who feel hopeless, PEACE where unrest lingers, JOY…unexpectant in heavy hearts and today I light a FAITH candle.
Four candles look pretty impressive. Standing proudly Hope, Peace, Joy and now FAITH. But these in lives cannot and never will be able to stay alight alone. Faith must be anchored and that’s why the celebration of the BIRTH of the SAVIOUR is so important. (It does not matter the day or even the date…but HIS BIRTH is Vital.) Without a Saviour faith is just a light and a word. Hope, peace and joy are transitory and conditional upon outside stimuli. They need an eternal LIGHT.
We continue waiting for the coming of THE DIVINE LIGHT. This is THE LIGHT which will encompass and keep eternally all the other lights burning. Not about a religion but remembering the coming of a Person.
A personal relationship with the Divine. (Possible for ALL WHO will accept fully the GIFT.)
This Glorious Truth only comes with the Birth of the WORD, The Light. and the story in fullness of His Purpose in coming.
Celebrate! Rejoice! Look forward to Christmas. The story of this Baby is truly life changing and world shattering.
Blessings and Love!
I thought you may like this. This is exuberant JOY simple enjoyment in life.
Char-Lee celebrated her third birthday. We bought her a pool.
Blessings and Love to you in this day.!
I light this day a ‘JOY’ candle and remember with sadness all who have continued to suffer loss or hardship during this difficult hot summer in my country and through places of turmoil and strife all around the world.
I light the candle of Joy and place it beside Hope and Peace. Now the triplets shed light in the darkness and gloom.
The Christ Child born in Bethlehem so long ago, did not come to bring ‘another religion’. He came to bring God HIMSELF to be with us in our trials. Being a Christian is all about living in RELATIONSHIP with the Divine.
Hope, Peace and Joy are not EXTERNALS.
(They surely can be manufactured or counterfeited).
They are internal Gifts; The heart beat of THE Gift of Christmas.
My prayer today is that for us all we may continue to stand and believe.
Our lives are significantly changed because of the Christmas Child.
I therefore look to heaven, light this candle, and ask for all who sorrow, struggle or are in pain this day either physical or emotional that they may find their way to the comforting embrace of the Lord of Christmas and find again the bubble of inexplicable JOY in the midst of it ALL.
We are dearly loved. We must continue to stand BELIEVE and LIVE lives of abundance.
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD OF ALL.!
This Year we have in Oz been experiencing lots of difficult weather but also news of personal heartaches continues to rise. Walking yesterday, I saw an eagle…………..but….
Australian eagles are different to eagle species in other parts of the globe but the same principles of soaring, catching, wind currents and gliding high in the sky are identical. I love watching eagles soar. Their sense of freedom and abundant life have always inspired me.
Yesterday, my encounter came a bit too close for comfort. I saw the eagle soaring and then was surprised when it began to swoop lower across the paddocks. I began to wonder if it was seeking for food and had babies in a nest, high on the nearby mountain.
It swooped lower and little Char-lee walking ahead of me did not know it was overhead until she saw its shadow on the roadway.
She looked up and barked once as if to say. “Go and find your dinner somewhere else.’
This wild bird circled us once more and then flew back and forth as if assessing who or what we were. Obviously the little dog passed muster and was not regarded as a fluffy rat or something edible and able to be picked up and transported to the eagle’s family.
I watched as she continued to swoop over the barren paddocks until finally she made a swoop. I do not know what it was but I felt confident her family would not be hungry that night.
We finished our walk but for a beautiful moment the refrain of a song I always loved flowed through my heart.
He has carried me on Eagle’s Wings. He will carry me through all my years.
Blessings to you this day.
The wonder of the forward focus to remembering the Birth of Jesus Christ means once again we must truly seek and find our own answers. I say a prayer today for all who are suffering in various trials and needs.
As I do, I will place a PEACE candle beside the HOPE candle. Then, I look to Heaven and give thanks to God for this miraculous Birth of our Saviour.
I thank God, Christ IS THE PRINCE OF PEACE.
Hope and Peace the coming remembrance of a long-ago Birth. View them side by side.
HOPE AND PEACE………
.Choose to follow Jesus ………….accept the Salvation Gift He brought and allow His Presence to dwell within…..then, Hope and Peace will be your INTERNAL companions all the twists and turns of your mortal life.
The Hope and Peace HE brought to the world is not about absence of human conflicts it is indeed all about a journey towards an eternal destination.
I accept again this day the Prince of Peace into my heart and life.
You are dearly LOVED!
On the 1st December, I chose to light a candle and say a prayer.
The focus at the end of this month is towards a date on a calendar. Families will celebrate in many different, and various ways. I chose along my journey to stop and light a HOPE candle.
This long ago BIRTH – (When indeed the CHRISTMAS STORY began). Maybe, in 2019 a few more folk may …….STOP and think.
What is it really ALL ABOUT?.
This reminder of Hope is that it can be an INTERNAL Beacon so that in and through all the circumstances of our lives. we can have LIGHT that brightens the gloom and points always to what is better. (and HIGHER).
My prayer is that this Christmas HOPE ……will be found amongst the tinsel and more lights carrying it internally will go out and brighten our world. The journey towards the remembrance of Christ’s first Coming can be used for folks who believe in the SAVIOUR, for deep reflective times of prayer.
I Chose to LIGHT A HOPE CANDLE.
Blessings and Love.
A sharing of deep-felt thankfulness for reaching a medical milestone.
On Friday the specialist oncologist said to me. “Congratulations! you have reached a milestone and you will not need to see me again’.
In 2014 I was cautioned that the cancer discovered in my womb was probably a secondary to low grade breast cancers dealt with and still being monitored. (Probably for the rest of my life.) Secondary cancers had the potential to appear anywhere in the body at any time.
This milestone was significant in the eyes of this Specialist. Women’s Clinical and surgical Professor.
5 years onwards and clinically the appearance of everything in the pelvis and bones etc etc appear stronger and even ‘better’ than before. ‘This is outstanding!” he added. ‘May you go on to live a long and peaceful life!’.
My heart overflows with thankfulness but my prayer is that as I thank God for personal Grace that I may continue to follow the Shepherd – take His Hand – journey onwards and may BEAUTY and LOVE be my forward goals.
Bless each one of you in this day. My heart continues to grieve for those who are in ‘suffering’ situations but for this day please excuse my passionate proclamation…………….
Thank You! Thank You Lord for undeserved Grace.
I am incredible appreciative I have reached this MILESTONE.
Matt: 11.28 Come to ME all who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you REST.
Thank God that since the sacrificial death of the Saviour, like the offer of salvation to ALL, we can freely come to Him to find REST.
This offer is anywhere, anytime, under any circumstances. We do not have to go to a special place or on a special day. Luke 6 5. ‘The Son of Man is the Lord of the Sabbath’
As long as you ‘connect’ to the Saviour your Sabbath will be the place wherever you may be alone or with many.
In Him is all the fullness of God’
REST in Him and with Him in this day and be THANKFUL!
Trying to find a suitable (explanation) for holy and an appropriate picture has been a journey of discovery for me this past week. I pray it will give you too, something to think about.
A search for images was a mishmash of unusual ideas from rocks, and symbols to animals and ‘things that hands could hold and touch’.
When I first heard the term that our God is a Thrice Holy God I knew that no image could ever express it. It really is far beyond human endeavours. Our Thrice Holy God – Holy Father, Holy Son and Holy Spirit in the composition of heaven, earth and the spirit. ONE GOD……. means our God is really BEYOND illustration or description.
The illustration above in some way gently expressed the somehow ‘beyond description’ ethereal idea of Our Divine God.
He is beyond sacred, beyond, EVERY HUMAN comprehension.
Yet, we can have personal RELATIONSHIP. How? Only through the CROSS. Christ has made THE WAY.
Now although ourselves we remain (far from Holy) we are being changed, sanctified through all of life. At the Cross His Sacrificial death and blood covering. Our acceptance of Christ means we are ‘covered over’ by the blood. The coming of His Holy Spirit, if given Lordship over our lives will continue this work in us forever and ever.
Now, not because of our worth………. but His Divine Love and Sacrifice, we can climb onto the lap of a Thrice Holy God and REST there.
Abba my Father!
This side of eternity let us enjoy today this RELATIONSHIP. a-men.