Hear ye

Stained Glass Depicting Jesus Christ

 

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Do you hear him?

Do you feel him?

Do you know him?

Do you love him?

 

No matter who you are

No matter where you live

No matter what you’ve done

No matter what you look like

 

Jesus Christ is calling you

Jesus Christ is seeking you

Jesus Christ is loving you

Jesus Christ is saving you.

 

He is the Son of God

He is the Messiah

He is the Redeemer

He is the Lord and King.

 

Answer his call

Open your heart

Repent of your sins

Receive his forgiveness.

 

Believe he died for your sins

Believe he is the Messiah

Believe he is the Son of God

Believe he is your Lord and King.

 

How about it?

Do you believe . . . in Him?

I’m praying that you do!

Amen

 

Always-Forever

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They pounded through my mind
Like lightning bolts and booms
Their strikings hit once more
To plant their seeds of doom.

Never again….

I rest now in peace
The seeds are rooted out
The blitzes fade away
Like ghostly puffs of doubt.

Never again….

My redeemer now lives
Within my heart today
He’s my sure defense
The doubts He chased away.

Always….forever

In joyful flights of glee
My spirit flies so high
Flitting up and away
Like a dainty butterfly.

Always….forever

Shalom

Remember

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“He is your praise and your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things which your eyes have seen.” Deut. 10:21

Moses spoke these words to Israel prior to their journey into the land of promise. He had placed the tables of stone into the ark as God had commanded, and now it was time for Israel to prove their mettle. “Go in and possess the land which I have sworn unto your fathers.”

Moses exhorted Israel to:

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Fear the Lord

Walk in all His ways

Love Him

Serve Him with all your heart and soul

Keep His laws

Circumcise the foreskin of your heart

Be no longer stubborn

Love the stranger

Hold fast to the Lord.

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The exhortations above sound quite familiar, don’t they? As Christians, we hold to each of them in our daily walk with Christ. Moses was admonishing Israel to remember all that God had done for them and to cling to this great God who brought them out of bondage. We too need this reminder today.

It’s all too easy to interact with God as if He were a sugar daddy or an easy mark. He’s not either. He is the great awesome God of Israel, the great I AM!  Don’t mess with the MAN! Fear Him, respect Him, stand before Him in awe, and esteem Him. He’s number ONE.

Walk in ways that reflect His love and mercy to others. Love Him with that bone-deep, heart-booming passion born from a worshipful spirit. Serve Him heartily, wholly, with all the gusto you can muster. Keep His commandments and you’ll reap your rewards.

Discipline yourself, lean into the yoke and pull hard. Right next to you on the other side is Jesus. Just remember that. Love the stranger among you, for you were once strangers also. Cling fast to the Lord and He will always be with you.

Make it a practice to praise the Lord–with thanksgiving and a humble spirit. Think back to the wondrous moments He lightened your life. Think today of what He is doing for you right this moment.

Praise Him, praise Him, and praise Him, our wonderful Redeemer! Amen.

Do You?

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Do you hear him?
Do you feel him?
Do you know him?
Do you love him?

No matter who you are
No matter where you live
No matter what you’ve done
No matter what you look like

Jesus Christ is calling you
Jesus Christ is seeking you
Jesus Christ is loving you
Jesus Christ is saving you.

He is the Son of God
He is the Messiah
He is the Redeemer
He is the Lord and King.

Answer his call
Open your heart
Repent of your sins
Receive his forgiveness.

Believe he died for your sins
Believe he is the Messiah
Believe he is the Son of God
Believe he is your Lord and King.

How about it?
Do you believe . . . in Him?
I’m praying that you do!
Amen

The Blood in Bud

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The Blood in Bud

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“It’s spotless; that’s the one!”
Bellowed the most High Priests.
The lamb was lifted to the sun
An offering for the feast.

Bleats and bells choked with dust;
The throng gasping in awe.
Behind the veil, the ransom must
Complete the atonement law.

The Priest sprinkled the blood
Upon the altar of God.
Forgiveness appeared in bud,
Dispersing all sins abroad.

The Son’s blood was shed
Heart and spirit forsaken
A life taken in my stead
My soul did finally waken…

God’s love song fills the air:

“Unto you a Savior is born; a Sacrifice offered so rare.
Holy blood the altar adorns–May your souls be reborn!”

Hey! . . .

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“Hey, you no da lawd?”

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“Huh?”

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“Da Lawd, you no him?”

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“Who is he?”

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“He’s my bes’ frend, dats who.”

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“Huh?”

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“My bes’ frend!”

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“I don’t get it.”

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“Ah met him when ah was los’.”

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“Lost? When did you get lost?”

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“Many a yeer ago, it was.”

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“Huh?”

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“Ah was a sinner, da worst you ever seed.”

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“A sinner? What do you mean?”

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“Ah was goin’ to hell fer sure! Ah was bad.”

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“No. What do you mean bad?”

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“Ah lied, ah stoled, ah hurt peoples.”

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“You did?”

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“Yep ah did! Ah tole you ah was bad.”

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“You aren’t bad anymore. What happened?”

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“Ah got real lonesome once and feelin’ bad, an’ ah was walkin’ down da street an’ pass dis church an’ hears dis voice callin’ me. He sez, ‘Come home, come home. Jesus is callin’ you home.’

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“So ah walks up da steps an’ rite thru da door…and dere he was! He was standin’ dere wid his arms wide open. Ah takes a sit and listens real quiet like. Ah heard about dis Jesus.

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“He loves even lil’ chil’ren. He loves everyone, even me. Even tho’ ah been bad…even tho’ ah hurt folks an’ lie an’ steal. He forgives all da bad stuff and makes me feel clean. Ah don’t ‘member feelin’ so clean, ever. Ah always feel so dirty. But ah heard ‘bout dis Jesus man and he was makin’ me feel good, like ah was somebody.

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“He cared ‘bout me and loves me so much. He is God’s son and come here long ago. He let da bad people beat on him real bad. He was bleedin’ so an’ dey drag him thru da street and make him tote dis big wood cross. Den dey stuck him wid dese real big nails an’ stuck him to dat cross til he went and died. Dey put him in a cave an’ shut it up wid a big rock. All his frends was sad an’ afraid an’ dey run off an’ hid out.

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“But three days later he come back to life! He done climbed out of hell! He was all better. He wasn’t bleeding anymore. He promised to go back to heaven an’ make houses for everybody who loves him, so dey can live in heaven wid him someday. He promised to come back again too. An’ he will take us home to live wid him an’ God.

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“He sed he was God’s only son an’ dat he will forgive all our sins if we let him love us an’ take out da bad stuff.

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“Ah want him to take da bad stuff out so ah bowed my hed an’ asked him to take it out. An’ he did! Ah knows he loves me an’ ah loves him too.

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“So…do you no’s da lawd? He died fer you an’ he loves you.”

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“Ah, er, no, ok…tell me more. Tell me more.”

 

Believe

Stained Glass Depicting Jesus Christ

 

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Do you hear him?

Do you feel him?

Do you know him?

Do you love him?

.

No matter who you are

No matter where you live

No matter what you’ve done

No matter what you look like

.

Jesus Christ is calling you

Jesus Christ is seeking you

Jesus Christ is loving you

Jesus Christ is saving you

.

He is the Son of God

He is the Messiah

He is the Redeemer

He is the Lord and King

.

Answer his call

Open your heart

Repent of your sins

Receive his forgiveness

.

Believe he died for your sins

Believe he is the Messiah

Believe he is the Son of God

Believe he is your lord and king

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How about it?

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Do you believe . . . in Him?

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I’m praying that you do!

Amen

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NaPoWriMo   Day 24

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