Memorabilia

What happened when we were children?

Have you ever had a memory
Of someone you once knew
As a child
But no record exists
And you find out much later
It was just in your head?

Was it any less real as vivid as it was?
Drawing in the dirt
Leaves a permanent mark
But washes away in the rain

Awaiting

I read a chapter of Luke today
I read it out loud
And all of Heaven could hear
And my Heart projected
Telling it like a story
And as I was doing so
The memories came flooding in
I could not stop reading
And I could not stop seeing
A Journey
Parallel to my own as I read

Twenty four minutes it took to read
And that was the chapter
But took as long as four days

There is still but one more thing
Awaiting

Where Is The Joy?

Live every day
As though it were the last
For it is the last day
Always
I Am the last
So what now?

If I say I have entered the Kingdom of Heaven
Yet before me you have not
I do not say to you
You are not in My Kingdom, away with you
I tell you it is here and now
And saturating this place with grace
Do you not know it with your heart?

I am left surrounded
By an army of the lost
Brought to me from every corner
Though there is a great and infinite chasm in between
Heaven and Earth
The Lord and I
Have bridged the divide

By the mere Will of God alone I will draw you closer and closer still
Because I have opened up my Heart to all
And thus blessing and graces
Yes, especially now
In the most desperate of times

Grace for the courage to respond…
Oh Francis, Peter, what are YOU going to do for them?
Who are your eleven?
I appointed twelve
The other twelve thrones
Will be appointed by ME
THE OTHER TWELVE THRONES ARE NOT FOR MEN

YOU, Peter, have the power to cure the sick, blind, lame, and even raise the dead. Why is this not happening? Shall I take that power away from you and give it to the other twelve I have chosen or shall you share in the Glory of the Resurrection in Christ?

On That Day

On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:
Do not fear, O Zion
Let not your hands grow weak
The Lord God is in your midst
A warrior who gives victory
He will rejoice over you with gladness
He will renew you in his love
He will exult over you with loud singing
As on a day of festival

I will remove disaster from you
So that you will not bear reproach for it
Behold, at that time I will deal
Will all your oppressors
And I will save the lame
And gather the outcast
And I will change their shame into praise
And renown in all the earth

At that time I will bring you home
At the time when I gather you together
Yea, I will make you renowned and praised
Among all the peoples of the earth
When I restore your fortunes
Before your eyes
Says the Lord

Zephaniah 3:16-20

Paid In Full

There was a dark and treacherous cloud overhead
I looked up and commanded its departure
Always in the Name of Jesus Christ the Lord it obeys

Lo, if the power let flow the wrath is mine
The power to stay it is also mine
I have chosen to stay the wrath
And left these temporary markings behind
But I stay the wrath at a cost you do not know
Do you seek to know what price I paid?

I have decided I shall never tell you
But what I can tell you is this
And Jesus says this:
The deal is, if they ever love me back, I will even yank them out of Hell

At what point will I give in from suffering
Even if such storms of anger and hatred is brewed up against
I will not slash you down from an earthquake, but I could
I always decide to not pour out that cup against you
I do not, even though the devil tempts me every day

Now, if I say to you, leave me alone for a while to suffer greatly before the loss
What does that mean to you?
But truly I tell you
I Am all alone but not
And in that silence I bleed profusely now
I have no fear for the Lord is with me

No fear not because I am courageous (read both ways is true)
But because when someone said
Fear separation from God
I realized I am supposed to fear the one thing that shall never happen to me
And that made me wonder…