Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Rejoice in the Lord

In October of 2012 my best friend and husband went to live with the Lord Jesus Christ. His final move was from a mortal body to his final home. I have rejoiced daily for him and in Jesus who showered my beloved with much grace and mercy. I wish all had known him and pray all who read this blog, all our loved ones and families and friends and yes even those who could be considered enemies, I pray will one day know and accept Jesus as the Christ, the Messiah who came to earth to take upon Himself the sin of the world so all who wish may live forever through His grace and mercy.
Both of us surrendered our lives and all that is in them to Christ our Lord, were Baptized and we ever were remarried in church as our way of showing the world we had changed our lives to please and glorify God the Father, Jesus the Christ the Son of God and accepted the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; God three in One. It was a blessed day when the Lord chose to show Himself to us and bring us into His family. What joy, unending joy even in sorrow and pain there is joy unending. David was very ill and suffered yet always gave glory to his friend, brother, Abba, Savior for His gift of Love and Salvation.
Now he rejoices with all those who have gone before. He had a beautiful voice here and I know he is singing praises continually to the God who saved him, the one who befriended him, the one who gave up heaven to be born a babe in a stable, lived life fully man, fully God but chose to be a man and take all mankind sin, suffer and die for all mankind so all could be with Him forever. What a beautiful Love. I have many children, Grandchildren, and Great grand children and yet I know I do not have the love to do for them what He did for all mankind. No greater love (John 1:13)... Yes, we might have love enough to lay down our lives for one or ever many, but not for all mankind and take on us the punishment all merits. We did not nor could we ever merit His love and mercy. He gave it and gives it freely. Oh, that I could love as He!
In John 14:6, Jesus reminds us who He is. He is the way, the truth and the life. Without Him there is no life eternal. If we do not believe all He has said and follow what He taught then there is no life eternal because we will fall by the wayside or brambles will grow up in our life choking off our life with Him (Matthew 13:9-23).
He who finds the Son and goes through Him only will find the Father and life everlasting (John 6:35, 6:44, the Bread of Life John 6:35, John 17:15, John 11:25, John 12:44, John 3:16). If one reads the book of John seeking the will of God then one will know that Jesus is the way the truth the life that leads one to the Father their Abba who loved them so much He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bring them out of bondage into life eternal.
Abba, to thee be all glory, praise and honor. Thank You Abba for loving us so much You sent Your only begotten Son, Jesus the Messiah to die in our place so we may live life eternally with You. There is nothing we could do to earn this grace. It is free and Your love is free. Thank You Abba for loving us so much You would sacrifice Your Son for us. Thank You Lord Jesus for loving us so much You would willingly go to Calvary in our place and take on all our sin so we can one day stand before the Throne of God pure and forgiven. Help us to live our days for Your glory, in Your truth and light and may we bring Your truth and light wherever You send us. Place Your word in our minds, hearts and on our lips. Strengthen us with Your word and the full armor of God. May we love as You love. In Jesus name, Amen