Posts Tagged ‘Hope’

If

Christian Living, Encouragement, Rememberance, Thankfulness | Posted by Eddy Damas
Oct 22 2017

 

 

Wherever you are in life, God is waiting for you.
He is there ready to stretch out his hands to lift you up,
To cover you with his wings to protect you

If God parted the Red Seas
if He stopped the day from turning into night.
If God healed on the Sabbath,
If He brought a man back to life

If God confronted His enemies
And the enemies of His people
If God brings the rain on both the just and the unjust
If God made a donkey to speak

If God brought forth the prisoners unto freedom
And set the many captives free
God is waiting for you, He is there ready

If God speaks to you quietly
In the middle of an angry storm
If God presents you in front of your enemies
Who wish to harm you
He is there

There’s nothing that God cannot do
Remember He has done it all!
Time and time again
God is your Creator
God is your strength
God is your peace
God is your Champion
God is your Victory!

If God is for you
Who or what can possibly stand against you?

The Rose

Christian Living, Encouragement | Posted by Eddy Damas
Jul 24 2016

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A noble man. It’s such a gift. A rare one given the current times. What a sad thought that it was a noble man that people often looked up to. The noble man used to be a beacon. He was hope given form, yet still only a man. Integrity was a part of his life. It defined him. The noble man walked in truth, and did not swerve from it. For he knew that in that truth, there was great promise. He knew that if one man stood against the darkness of the night, then he could be that beacon so that anyone, and everyone, else could also.

In his strong, gentle hands the man held a rose. On top, the rose had soft, delicate petals, yet right underneath those petals there were sharp cutting, penetrating thorns. And even with a mix of the two, the man’s aura burned bright.

The man was never forgotten by the people he would cross paths with. Yes, the people remembered him, because in his wake, hope did spread.

But the man had a few secret fears. He feared that the nobility and the hope deep inside him would not take root in other people’s lives, he feared that the people would have no hope at all, or if they had hope, that it would be snuffed out, especially with all the chaos that he saw everywhere he turned to look. This made him extremely sad. He had been a strong hero for so long, but pride has found it’s door into his being, leading him down a road called sorrow.

Yes, he was walking in the valley of shadows, and within those shadows he heard whispers of a dark calling. The temptations that were beckoning to him offered glories…enough to make even the brightest shining light wander and dim. Inside, the man knew he was fading fast, yet he still yearned for what was right.

On his last day he sat and watched the sun fall. His final thoughts, pure of mind, if not body, held to a fleeting hope – though they would suffer for the man he would become, the people would remember him as he had been.

And so the noble man hid himself beneath a white cloud, even a shield which no flesh could touch, and gave up his carnal self to claim a new birthright. Whether this was choice, or destiny, is a truth known only to fate.

In that cool evening air, as dusk was devoured by night, the noble man ceased to exist. In his place another stood.

Same meat. Same bone. But so very different.

The first and only of his family. The sole forbearer and perhaps the last descendent of his time

In his first moments as a new being, he looked down at the rose that was still in his hands and realized for the first time that it held no petals: only the jagged purpose of angry thorns digging deep into his hands, drawing blood, yet at the same time strengthening him in an uncommon way.

We are Christians, but that doesn’t always mean we are always strong. We fall, but we always seem to rise again. Yes, it may take time, but time is not ours…it’s always God’s!
He knows how long it takes to purify each one of us. Yet when he pulls us out of the fire, we will be a perfect reflection of who God is! For many of us, our time is here, and the moment is ours.

Together in Christ, we shall rise!

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