Thursday, April 1, 2021

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow". He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life! One Way!!!



pictures of jesus greg olson lost found


 Jesus Christ is the same 

yesterday, today, and forever.
Hebrews 13:8 New King James Version (NKJV)
Thank you godisreal.today/pictures-of-jesus, Artist Greg Olson for this stunning painting of Jesus today talking with a young man about something serious and important.  Jesus has and does talk with each person who will listen- the same every day and forever.  Here Jesus in the dress of His day on Earth with a young man from this current time...very interesting :)

Updated on April 1, 2021

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Our great God of all creation, the Creator, the Healer, the Messiah, Emmanuel- "God is with us".  Yes, can you imagine?  The One Who spoke the world into being, making Himself a tiny Babe, completely helpless, the One Who could have called thousands of angels down at any moment, chose to come fully as a man, the Son of Man, and also the Son of God, fully God!  He chose to come down to earth to save us, for we could never save ourselves from our sins.  It had to be done by the perfect Lamb of God because God is holy.  Yet, he loves us more than any of His creation, so much so, that He had a Plan in place even when we fell from grace in the Garden of Eden.

The Lord has never let me down, not ever, not even once.  He is always faithful to us, even at times when we have turned our backs on Him.

During my teen years and into college, I did a lot of reckless things; sometimes I suffered the consequences, and sometimes, by the grace of God, I seemed completely spared.  In high school I was standing up in the back of a truck bed where I should not have been, and the truck lurched forward,  so did I, and off and out I went onto the solid concrete in the parking lot.  I made it home and was badly bruised and very sore.  My poor mom met me at the door.  Mom was a believer in Christ as she always was- oh, how relieved and yet I am sure- shocked and thankful she was for my return home in one piece.  I am positive that she had been praying for my safe return that night while I was out with friends, as she prayed for my sister Sherry and me each day, certainly multiple times!  Once I became a parent, I joined in with the multitude of praying parents over their children's lives, forever and always, and I understood full well why Mom must've been praying for me that night, and I came away from it all relatively unscathed, by the Lord's grace.

My mother prayed quietly, openly, often- all of that and more.  Early on in life, she had taken Christ Jesus as her Lord and Savior.  It is an act of faith that when we hear the Word of God and His promises in Jesus, that we say, "Yes," to Him, asking for forgiveness of sins and promising to live in a close relationship with God, now and forever.  Everything that one has done before accepting Christ is forgiven; "as far as the east is from the west," or though the Lord had thrown your sins into the deepest chasm of the sea, never to be remembered. Psalm 103:8,10-14 (NIV) "The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love... He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgression from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust."

This is no small thing, since it is the most important decision that you and I will ever make- all else pales in comparison.  Please do not wait a second more if you are still waiting or undecided.  You can pray a prayer like this one: Dear Father in Heaven, I know I have done things that have displeased you, even greatly at times.  I ask for the forgiveness that only You can give me.  You made me and love me, knowing every thought I will ever have.  I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior and the Lord of my life.  Thanks be to You, in Jesus' Name, Amen.

In the first posting, I mentioned how most of the time around the car accident that I experienced what little I saw was a gray-color, but I did remember some distinctive things.  The point that I really want to make is that God is the most merciful, the most loving, the most patient, and the most powerful Almighty King we could ever imagine.  He spared me from so much hurt, pain and remembrance of a terrible moment in my life.  I do hope that this realization will comfort those of you who have loved ones who have endured horrible events. 

It will be incredible when we get to experience the full Presence of God, night and day for eternity.  The peace, joy, and goodness of being together with the Lord for ever and ever, well, it is something I long for- don't you?  We can talk more about Heaven any time; I have a couple of great books I have enjoyed and learned about aspects of Heaven (based on the Bible)- and of course, I have The Holy Bible to read itself, just like you do!  Please send your comments, experiences, and thoughts.  Coming up soon: God is Always with You; Jesus Christ, the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever; Jesus is the Open Door; and The Names of God.  If these titles speak to you, send your comments about them any time. 

Here is a poem I wrote awhile back that I hope you enjoy- then a few more comments.  Until next time, God be with you- He is!!


God just keeps healing me,


God just keeps healing you.


If we only could conceive


Of the many healings we receive!



Taking for granted


His daily miracles-


So many, uncountable…


But His heart is so full,


And His mercy and power


So boundless.



Yes, God just keeps healing me,


And He keeps healing you.


If only we could fathom


His never-ending love.



Only Christ Jesus


Shows us the Way to the Father


Through our Savior’s sacrifice- for us,


We can accept the truth that, yes…



God just keeps healing me,


God just keeps healing you.







Donna M.


 September 28, 2003


Copyright 2009


Thanks you to several of you who have left comments and who have signed up through Facebook! I  have a Page on Facebook, The Healing is Always Christ.


Regarding the recent disaster in the eastern states once again, I pray specifically for those who have lost loved ones, pets and precious memories and now need clean water and food, their electrical and gas power restored, a place to call "home" again that is really their own as soon as possible, including healing for their emotional and spiritual needs.  


***(Some thoughts on emergency preparedness... I originally wrote this article in Autumn after Hurricane Sandy.)  

I am very thankful that we are okay, not under a catastrophe, where we are right now. It is dire in that we are toward the end, we hope, of the world's pandemic, and many folks are getting vaccinated!  Praise be to God on High---when I think and thank the Lord Almighty that he enabled human medical people to develop, test, and to have GOOD outcomes for inoculations against the Covid-19, it is only by the miracle of Jesus Christ, our Creator and our Lover. However, it is always a good idea to have extra food, water, medical necessities such as medicines, bandages, and Neosporin, matches/flashlights/LED lighting and toiletry necessities. If you have the means to afford a generator, super!! You can start by putting a few extra things in your shopping cart such as peanut butter and tuna, and bottles of water as you shop each week. Be sure you will eat what you buy. Bags of rice, good ones such as long-grain, wild, are very good, but keep tightly wrapped and in tin. For example, I just bought the dried instant, non-fat milk such as Carnation (a medium-sized box for $7.48 recently) in the box and if you have babies, of course you will want to have extra baby food, formula if your baby drinks that, and good nibblies (snacks) on hand!!!  There is a group called Thrift; I am not promoting it necessarily (I bought from them for a while), but they have many packaged foods that have shelf life of many years.  They have gadgets that you can run water through to help purify it if you have access to decent drinking water, for bathing and such.  They have many ideas and items for survival in a disaster or catastrophe, including lesser ones where one is snowed in for a few days.  Check out the Red Cross!  You should keep these items in your car in the trunk if not TOO hot or TOO cold for certain things and/or have a luggage back on roller wheels that has a very good First Aid Kit- inside the car and inside your apartment or home.  Your car and home should have at least one very excellent lantern, LED, and your car needs a red flare or other flashing light that you can put outside your car to tell other motorists that you need help.  This list is far from complete! Your family should know a safe place to meet it would be difficult to have the meeting point at your home. I thank several friends, and you know who you are :) who have enlightened me over these last years on preparation in emergencies.

Until next time, May the LORD bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you, and to give you Peace.

                                                                           Donna M.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Dream: Come to the New Jerusalem! and A Salvation Prayer

 


Thank you, ArtLevinStudio, The Heavenly New Jerusalem, etsy

This posting will be rather brief.  

The Lord God gave this message to me in a dream that I had about 7 years ago.  Here it is!

Here is the scene that I saw.  It was as though a video camera were moving along from the left to the right (how we read in English).  The colors were white, off-white and cream colored.  As I looked at the moving scene, there were buildings in this scheme, like the ones you would see in Jerusalem, Israel.  Low, light stucco with one floor, maybe two or part of the building had partial second story.  These buildings were on rolling hills as in a desert.  The scene continued in this fashion.  

In the background I heard this lovingly fashioned song, of sorts, the sweet constant words: "Come to the New Jerusalem...come to the New Jerusalem, COME to the New Jerusalem!!"  In the dream and to this day, I knew that God and Jesus were speaking together saying these words.  (Unsure, but why did it not come to me to think of the Holy Spirit?  He is literally here on Earth with the believers and also beckoning others throughout the world to join in with Jesus...the One Almighty God, Triune in Persons and Spirit: God the Father, God in Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit of God : )

Oh, and the brilliant colors in this dream!  Throughout the rolling hills, there were flashes of bouquets of petunia-like flowers!!!  Magnificent these were.  The bouquets had deep, bright colors: purple, red, yellow, and perhaps blue.  They were breathtaking and hard to describe adequately.  The flowers were bell-shaped with the thick, colorful petals.  Just exquisite.

The rolling scene and song of a gentle but certain and loving command- Come to the New Jerusalem! continued throughout.  Some dreams get hazy over time, but the true ones like this one, which I know is from God Himself to me- and others reading now- stick with me forever.  I never forget the content, nor the meaning.

I so hope, Dear Friends, that you will highlight this posting, remembering the Message.  It is for ALL people.  It speaks of Christ Jesus Himself, the Holy One, the Messiah, and the King of kings, our Lord and Savior!

Thank you and bless you as you have read this message, and I hope you will pass it along to others whom you love.

I hope we meet in the New Jerusalem, which is Heaven, with Jesus someday!  That is truly my prayer.

If you have never asked Jesus into your heart and asked to be saved so that when you pass away, you are absolutely assured of going tto Heaven forevermore!  If in the past you accepted God's salvation and then fell away later, please feel free to talk with Jesus again to reconnect to Him and to have your heart and mine assured!  What freedom! The ultimate freedom!  God bless you in this journey.

A Salvation Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for my Life!  I want to accept Your Son Christ Jesus as my Lord and Savior.  I believe that He is the One, and that He is the Only Way to Salvation and to Heaven to be together with You one day!  Please help me to be thankful, grateful, kind and prayerful in all things.  I am so glad that You have saved me, and please help my family in this Way with Jesus, also.

In Jesus' Name,

Amen.


Donna M.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

To the Lovely, Strong People of Hong Kong and Taiwan & A Salvation Prayer

 
















  
What you must know is this: 
Jesus loves you, simply and purely.  
He sees your heart and mind, your struggles, your hurts, disappointments, and your fears.  
He hears your laughter and knows whom you love.  He loves you unconditionally, Friend!!!  
He knows each thought that you have, your dreams and goals in Life.

Please know that I am praying for you!  I want you to keep your freedom and have no strife.  

God loves you more than I can say, more than I can know, or dream.  Please read The Holy Bible and pray; you will see and experience how he loves you, beyond any calculation, more than we can understand on earth.

The reason that I am writing this special posting, just to you! is that my heart goes toward you beautiful children of God.  I am praying fervently for your desires and dreams, and I will continue praying for you, Dear Friends!  God bless you in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, always and forever. 

Jesus said: (John 15:12 and John 15:17.)    12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.   17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

(John 3:16, NKJV, New King James Version) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (Romans 3:23) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 6:23) For the wages of sin is death, but the [a]gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God loves you and each one of us more than we can fully know now.  I so hope and pray that you have asked Jesus into your Life. Please, if you have not accepted Him as your Lord and personal Savior, do so now!  Your Life is worth everything to God, and He will protect you.  God the Father gave up His One and Only Son to give us Life eternal. Jesus created you in His own image! The Holy Spirit will lead, guide, and comfort you.  When your Life has ended here, you will go to Heaven to be forever with Jesus and your family and many new friends!  

This posting will bring more awareness to people everywhere, who will in turn be praying for your safety, salvation, and freedom!!!  People watch the news, read online, and read newspapers...  Many folks pray for you all over the world. The Lord God wants all of us to have His salvation.  He is the only One Who has the power to do so for us.

The Word Became Flesh

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] 

John 1:1-5 New International Version (NIV)


A Brief Summary about Christ Jesus

Jesus lived a perfect and faultless life on earth, born of Mary and the Holy Spirit of Almighty God.  He worked as a carpenter with his earthly father Joseph, then when he was thirty years old, Jesus began His ministry.  He preached the Truth.  He performed many miracles. He said that He was God, which is the Truth, but the Jewish priests and leaders would not have it: Jesus was undermining their rule.  At the age of 33, Jesus was such a threat to the Jewish leaders they told Caesar that Jesus was ruining their Roman empire and would bring them down.  The Roman soldiers arrested Jesus and beat and tortured Him, nailing Jesus on the cross at Calvary. Jesus was fully God and fully Man, the Only One.  The perfect, unblemished Lamb of God gave up His life for you and me.  Taking on all of the sin that had ever been or would ever be, He took my sin, He died and was buried in a tomb with mammoth rocks over the sepulcher to secure the burial.  In three days, Jesus arose and walked out of His tomb. For 40 days He was seen by over 500 people.  With Jesus' followers/disciples watching Him, Jesus ascended to Heaven to sit at the right hand of His Father, where Jesus intercedes for us.

We believe in the One true God Almighty, Triune in Person and Spirit: God the Father, the Son Christ Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, Who comes to live inside each of us the moment that we say Yes! I believe in You, Jesus, Son of God!!!

If you have not accepted Christ, and want to be in God's Kingdom beginning right now on earth and then one day go to Heaven forevermore, pray this prayer.  You can also tell God in your own words.  Jesus is fully Man and fully God.  He is listening to your every hope and desire.  You are His daughter or son, again loving us more than we can know right now.

There is nothing magical about this particular prayer.  When you pray it and mean it, Yes! you will be saved and go to Heaven in time to be with saved family and the Lord God Almighty.  If you want to tell Father God in your own words, please do so.  If you have fallen away, read this prayer.

A Salvation Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,

I want to give my Life to You.  You made me in Your own image! You knew about me before the beginning of the world because You, Great God, know everything that has happened, is happening, and will be happening.  I want to be Your child, Lord and Savior, for now and eternity! 

I have fallen short, and I am sorry; thank You for being so generous, loving, gracious, and compassionate that You want to be with me protecting, loving, listening, and talking together. You have redeemed me, Lord, when You died on the cross for me, were buried, then arose, and seeing many people, You ascended to Heaven.  I know I will make mistakes, but You will forgive me, instruct me, and guide, comfort me.  You do not accuse Your believers; that is the devil.  Now that I accept and welcome you, God, into my Life forevermore, Your Holy Spirit will come to be with me constantly to guide, protect, and soothe me.  He will give me conviction!  Thank You forever, Almighty God, my personal Savior Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit- You are Three Persons in One, and yet You are Spirit.  I love and thank you, all glory to You always and forever, in Jesus' Name, Amen.

Brother and Sister, Congratulations!!!  You are God's daughter or son and in His Kingdom ever here beginning on Earth and then in His timing, Heaven!  What a mighty, smart, and loving decision for Him and yourself  you have made, Friend!  I wish I could shake your hand and give you a Bible.

We are praying for all peoples, especially those in extreme hardship, despair, and suppression/oppression.

God bless His Creation, always and forever.

Donna M.,11/18/2020









Saturday, October 3, 2020

Who or What is Keeping You From Jesus? A Salvation Prayer, Scriptures



Inspire Jesus Christ Boy Print Picture by David Bowman Religious Spiritual Art



Copyright free painting from David Bowmen- Thank You, David! I appreciate your deep insight into our Lord and Savior with one of His children.  Thank you!
Do you see the glow in the face of both the little boy and in the face of his Savior and Lord?  They are so happy!!!  Looking ahead, looking toward the future, a sight for sore eyes, the each of them.  Jesus has his arm around the boy's sweet back- this boy is one of the Lord God's creation, made in His own image!  So thrilling it all is!
Just think how it will be for you and me when we behold Christ's gorgeous face and loveliness as we are together with Him, for always!  There is none other, no greater Joy for which we can hope and look forward to, one day.  We know and have His Promise of being in Heaven when we have taken Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.  
How very incomparable and beautiful it will be one day, when the ties of this Earth have released us to be forever in Heaven with our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus!  Such glory, honor, praise, and Joy forever and evermore.  It is almost too much to imagine.  But, it WILL happen one day, there is not doubt, whatsoever.
Almighty God promises us this gift in glory with our Savior forever and ever.

~~~The Most Important Question You Will Ever Be Asked~~~

Do you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?  
If so, what factors caused you to look to Him as God, to depend upon Him for your afterlife, i.e., going to Heaven, when you pass on?  Do you walk with Him each day?  
Our Christian faith states, breathes, and beckons us that the One God is Triune in Person and Spirit: the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.  Being the son or daughter of Jesus, the Lord God, most clearly includes reading and studying the Word of God, the Holy Bible; if at all possible finding and attending a Jesus Christ believing church and being active there- in the community, and around the world with support to missions; helping and loving your neighbor as yourself; and there are other ways to worship and be oh-so-close to the Son of God- for example, that all-empowering communication called Prayer!  In my estimation, that aspect is essential- talking with Almighty God!  
God in His All-powerful, all knowing, and present everywhere at the same time- I AM that I AM wants to speak with you!  With me!  Almost unbelievable, but absolutely true. The King of the universe WANTS a relationship with each of us.

The title of this posting is: Who or What is Keeping YOU from Jesus?  If  you are not being kept away and have the personal relationship with Christ, Praise God!  You might want to continue reading for continued encouragement and helpful ideas about how to help bring your loved ones and other folks into the fold.

The Bible tells us that it is the Holy Spirit of God that draws us to a relationship with Jesus Christ.  The One Almighty LORD God, Who is Triune in Persons: is the Father; Jesus, the Son; and the Holy Spirit of God. Jesus came to the Earth as a baby born of the Spirit of God coming over Mary, Jesus' earthly mother, to one day walk among people, according to His Father's will. Jesus was fulfilling God's promise to Israel and all of humanity. Jesus' ministry to bring the Good News, the Gospel, was to tell mankind of God's great love above all and for each and all.  Jesus would die on the cross, the Perfect Lamb of God, Who was and is the only One who could expiate the Father's wrath that humanity, each of us, had sinned again and again against the LORD God.  

~~~Two Anecdotes of Pain~~~ 

Recently I had a lesion removed from my tongue.  The oral surgeon used Novocaine, but it did not seem nearly adequate to ward off the pain.  Without being frightening, I just want to say that this procedure, the complete excision/removal of the cyst, mild dysplasia/pre-cancer, was one of the most horrible experiences I have had... and I am 69 years old, and I have given birth to two children, and suffered excruciating migraines, to say that I have experienced some extreme pain in life .  This oral surgery was not even close to the suffering our Lord Jesus endured FOR US, so that all of the sin ever done or would be, was heaped upon Him to pay the price to God for OUR sins. 
Then, when our children were in high school and college, I had a terrible car accident 18 years ago with 2+ years of surgeries and rehabs.  I still suffer the effects of that day when I lost control of our car.  The car accident and healing was long-lasting and awful. However, one of my closest Christian friends asked me later if I would give up the closeness that it brought me to the Lord; it was like night and day- my Christian faith and walk with Jesus before and then after this car wreck.  "No!" I told my friend at her inquiry about giving up my so much closer walk with God versus being spared the intense pain and difficulties of the accident.  I called on Jesus as I lay there pinned in the car, and my husband Royce--- who was in another car ahead of me on the road and saw everything of the wreck in his rear view mirror--- watched on and talked with me while it would take some time for the Volunteer Firemen of Osage City to extricate me from the crushed car and put me on a Life Flight helicopter to St. Joseph's trauma unit in KCMO.  During all of this, I remember calling on Jesus immediately in my mind while I visually could see nothing as I lay there in the car, and- then I barely heard my husband Royce's voice and the volunteer chief firefighter talking to me.  God moved so incredibly throughout this whole time, and He took me from being a fairly regular, maybe lukewarm? Christian woman to a full-bore, totally in love with Christ Jesus prayer warrior and Good News servant and apostle!  Albeit, the anguish to my family: Royce, and our two young, grown children was incalculable.  I wish they could have been spared.   Yes, I know they grew in their faith, too, but you would have to ask them...

This sacrifice of Jesus Christ the Son of God allowed each of us the Gift to accept Jesus' sacrifice, to believe in Him, and only Him, so that we could walk with Him and then one day when we pass away, we will go to Heaven to live forever--- with God and all of the other folks who have chosen Jesus as their Savior!  Hopefully, we will have ALL of our family, friends, and important people in our lives there with us, PLUS innumerable new FRIENDS, folks of the faith from the Bible, and so on... 
The opposite of not accepting Christ Jesus is that when one day anyone who rejected Christ as his/her Lord and Savior will go to Hell to be separated from God forever.  It is almost too horrifying to contemplate, but we must. Darkness, demons, perhaps no one whatsoever, ALONE and away from God and everyone we love.  I have tears in my eyes as I think of this fate...and such a totally unnecessary one! 

The Bible is a tribute to one of the following facts: God is struck to the core when one of those He made from His own image does not choose to go to Heaven to be forevermore with Him; Jesus is crushed beyond even what we could feel for our own daughter or son, or husband, sister... Some folks have said that WE choose where we go in the afterlife- we choose Heaven or Hell, and I believe this with every shred and fiber of my being as I have grown in my maturity in the faith. Nonetheless, again I am crying thinking especially about the two people in my Life who are uncertain in their choice.  There are others for whom I am weak with concern and love in not knowing because THEY do not know or have not made the certain choice yet of "YES, I CHOOSE YOU, JESUS CHRIST, as MY LORD AND SAVIOR!" Why be uncertain about the most IMPORTANT DECISION that you will ever make!  What is there to wonder? I ask you!!!  Come to Jesus right now!  Tell Him in your own words that you believe in Him as your Lord and Savior, and you accept Him.  There is a Salvation Prayer below that you can read and say to Jesus.  Do not wait one more moment or one more time!  Jesus wants YOU, my friend.  He made you from His own image; He gave you a soul and a spirit, a free will.  None of His other creatures, the animals have a soul or free will.  God loves you this much to make up your own mind about His Son Christ.

Sometimes, there are loved ones, even people whom we did not really know or who are a stranger across the world, whom we do not know how they chose or did not choose Life With Christ before death.  In those cases, we must rely on the Truth of God and give our concerns, as deep as they might be, back to Him.  This, another vital reason to pray for salvation and the right choice for individuals we love or even hate while they are alive on Earth (Jesus said to love and pray for our enemies: Matthew 5:43-48) Jesus said, Love Your Enemies and Pray for Those Who Persecute You. You can tell, write about and speak with people we know at work, in our families, in our neighborhoods, to study the Word, to spread the Good News, the Gospel of Christ, the "Greatest Story Ever Told!"

I have shared my personal story of returning and truly accepting Jesus as my Savior and the Lord of my Life.  It is not too late to accept now.  Do not hesitate, nor wait, Dear Friends!
Please click this link to read my posting in the blog regarding how I was drawn to Jesus as my Lord and Savior and when I accepted Him- of this, I am absolutely sure!  Praise my LORD!


May I be of help?  If you have a question, I will try to find the answer.  If you want me to pray for you or someone else, you can contact me at donnaandroyce@gmail.com
Be sure to contact your pastor or a very trusted Christian friend- do not forget those close around yourself.

A Prayer for Salvation in Jesus Christ

Dearest Father in Heaven,
I know I have sinned and fallen short of Your glory.  I also do know that you forgive me completely because You have promised me this through the cross that Your Son Jesus bore where He died, was buried, then rose from the grave.  He walked among women and men and then he rose to Heaven to sit at Your right hand, Father.  He left so that the Holy Spirit of God would come to Earth to live and to draw each one of us to believe in Jesus.  I accept you, my Beautiful Jesus!  You are my Savior and my Lord!  Thank You, thank You, God!
In Jesus' Name,
Amen!

Relevant Verses
Luke 2:11
 
for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

1 Timothy 1:15

It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.

Luke 19:10
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Acts 13:23

From the descendants of this man, according to promise, God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus,

Titus 2:13

looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,

Matthew 1:21

She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

Acts 4:12

And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”

Ephesians 5:23

For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.

Philippians 3:20

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;

2 Timothy 1:10

but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,

1 Timothy 4:10

For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of believers.

John 4:42

and they were saying to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world.”

1 John 4:14

We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

Source: https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Jesus-Christ,-Savior


John 1:12 ESV (English Standard Version)
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
God bless you, 
Donna M.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Being Thankful for the Many Wonders, Gifts, and Goodness of God Toward Us!!



Canada Geese, Goose, Branta Canadensis
Thank you, Pixaby, for your copyright free photo.

I published this story on The Healing is Always Christ several years ago.  I have been seeing many geese flying, on the ground, and they always make me and my family happy.  We see God's grace, beauty, love for animals and love for our eyes and minds that He created...to behold His Earthly Kingdom.  
If you have read the title story below, please read it again and pass it along to your family and to your friends; I think you will find some Joy!
(More anecdotes about our friends, the geese, as an 
***End Note after this story...)

A Very Special Canadian Goose Story
(or, Two Geese to Get My Attention)

There are many beautiful stories about geese: their loyalty, how they stick together and work together, and how they mate for life.  Probably the most famous one that comes to mind is the one about how they fly in a V, and if one falls behind or gets hurt and is grounded, then another from the V-formation comes to its aid until the hurt one is ready to go again.
Today I have a story for you that came directly from God, through the Holy Spirit, to me.  I watched the story unfold one day, and it has sustained me, showing the great love and power that the Lord gives us daily.
One day last spring I was particularly bedraggled and upset.  The weight of continuing financial burdens had hit me particularly hard for certain reasons, I am sure.  As I pulled up to the bank to go inside, I noticed two Canadian geese.  They are often in pairs and also seen around that area...  One goose was eating hungrily, not in a panicked-fashion, from the grassy patch; the other goose stood on one foot only- an entertainment to my eye- nearby the first goose that was eating.  Another bank customer and I were amused at the two geese as we walked to the door to enter, and I commented that I thought the one eating was probably the female and that the one protecting her was the male.  Inside the bank I transacted my business, came outside, and the pair were still in the same general vicinity but had moved somewhat.  This time the female was still grazing, and the male goose had moved closer toward her, and he was on one foot again.  Same foot? I do not know!  Mentally, I remarked how sweet and wondrous that he would have moved to keep close to her, and yet, he had put one of his feet up again to rest!  My, was he steadfast, and still, he had not eaten yet!


I got into my car, somewhat lighter from the beauty of the picturesque geese, but I was still heavy-laden in my mind with financial burdens.  Suddenly, the thought struck me: I am extremely blessed to have a husband just like that little man-goose!  Yes, my husband is like that bird!  The Lord had shown me in a very glorious way that I should not worry about bills and money because I have been exceedingly blessed with a husband who cares for me, loves me, and protects me.  How much greater a blessing it is than to worry about money!  Even more, I thought, God has given me blessed assurance through my Jesus Christ- eternal life in glory!  He is taking care of me and us now.  What worries could I have?  Through those magnificent geese I could see the love that God has for them, and how much more love, unfathomable, His love for me.
James 1:2-3,12
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
   Donna M., Copyright 2008
***End Note: This spring 2020, my husband, our grown son, and I have at different times seen our beloved Canadian geese again!  I personally felt that we had not seen as many this year, perhaps the last few years since we moved from our house to our apartment.  Maybe the location, not greatly different, but different enough to make the difference?  Or, was it bad effects of the weather, the climate, the season, or God forbid, environmental causes!? 
Not too long after these misgivings, we heard some geese flying over where we live~ Praise the LORD!  
Other happenings: my husband and I were driving along, and as we slowed down to come to a stop, Royce said, "Look at the grass to our side!"  Two geese were in the grass, one eating and grazing and the other watching over her! Indeed, the male was giving cover to his mate while she feasted : )
Our son sent a picture of two geese he saw, and we have seen other pairings, groups.  I am very, very happy...what a beautiful and magnificent world God has created here on Earth until Heaven and Earth join one another some day, all for His might and glory, Amen.
Donna M.