Thursday, October 30, 2014

Acorns: A last time

Children, there wil be a last time.

As we wait here in between chapters,
and you cry the first of your real tears...
I hate to spoil the ending, but,
there will be a last time for this.

There will be a final graveside service. 
One last tolling of the bell, 
and the very last sleepless, grieving night.

There will be a last goodbye,
then one more hello,
a reunion,
and a family of God that will be unbroken for eternity.

We will have our last fight,
and we will be reconciled,
and the peace between us will never again be broken.

Temptations will make a final attack,
and you will confess your last sin,
and repent, for the last time,
and then be forever, finally, fully turned to God in perfect love and holiness.

You will doubt your last doubt;
you will pray your last tearful prayer,

There will be a final world-weary sigh,
and an end to the aching prayer, "Come, Lord Jesus."

For He will come,
and we will behold his hands and his side,
and he will wipe every tear from our eyes.

Not yet, dear children, not yet,
but soon,
and at last.

Come Lord Jesus.





First faith, first life, first moment of adoption,


in joyful anticipation of the last day.
Welcome to your forever family, Abner Lee.


In My Father's house are many mansions...I go to prepare a place for you.  
John 14:2


But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
2 Peter 3:13

They desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.
Revelation 14:13


See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
I John 3:1-3


After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Therefore they are before the throne of God,
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
the sun shall not strike them,
nor any scorching heat.
For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of living water,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
Revelation 7:9-17







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Emily Cook is a tree-climber, child chaser, author and blogger.  She is a woman growing backward, a mother-child, messy with sin, but rejoicing in the constant love of her Heavenly Father. She lives with her husband and their six children in the arms of the church where he is a pastor.  

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