Saturday, March 30, 2013

He Came

He Came…
Streets of gold where angels sing
He came from a holy place
To dusty earth with humanity
To walk with a sinful race
Eyes of heaven piercing through
Unveiling broken hearts
Touching lives with healing hands
Giving brand new starts
Inconceivably He came
From throne - unending praise
To cursing, scorn, and vial remarks-
The mockers hateful gaze

He came to make a way for me
Through the blackest night
To pierce the darkness of my soul
Dispel it with His light
He had no choice but to come
His love was much too great
To watch me perish on my own
And suffer my own fate
Lamb of God, undefiled
Came to die for me
For sins dark chains to be removed
That I would be set free
He came…for me


...Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,
of whom I am chief.
1 Timothy 1:15

Monday, March 11, 2013

Hungry Children...

      I spent some time this morning reading the stories on World Vision's blog. Stories about little children struggling to survive. It breaks my heart. I want to know what I can do to help. I ask God. I think His answer is simple yet not easy...they need food, clean water, shelter, and Jesus (not in that order). That's the simple answer. There is a more complicated one, with many more things added to the list, but if these few basic needs are met, the life they are living now would be changed from surviving to thriving.

      But it doesn't just begin or end there. It begins with us...we Christians who have. It begins in our hearts where caring and loving are birthed, and it grows to doing and acts. God's love transforms. They don't need all that we have because all that we have we don't need. Some of it isn't good for us. They need our love first, then our help. Love always manifests itself in helping, meeting needs.

Jesus - "...for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me." (Matt. 25:35-36)

And just as the righteous asked him (v.37), we ask...When did we do these things?

His answer (v.40) - "Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me."

      World Vision is just one ministry, there are many others who are also answering the cry for help echoed around the world; Compassion International is another. We see the children's faces on their blogs. They are just pictures to us, until God uses their beautiful piercing eyes to penetrate our hearts and change the pictures on page to people in need...and our hearts cry with theirs, and we act.

God's love can change a life. It can change a home...a world. One beating heart at a time.

Ask God how you can help a child in need today, and show them the love of your own family, down the street, or on the other side of the world.

What we do for the least of these...we do for Him.

Seeking a heart like His,

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Please click on the link above (picture) and join me at
Laced with Grace
where I posted the devotion,
"Hit or Miss?"

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Happy Hollow Lane.
Just how happy could they be on Happy Hollow Lane?

I was excited when I saw the sign. I thought, “What a nice place to live. What a nice name.” It made me feel happy! But then, I saw the rest…NO TRESPASSING, KEEP OUT! And it didn’t seem like a happy place anymore. They had to warn people – "Don’t come here! It’s not as happy as you think! We don’t want you here!"

Now, they may have a perfectly good reason for not wanting any visitors, especially strangers like me, but my idea of Happy Hollow Lane will never be the same. It will never be as happy.

What kinds of signs do we erect in our lives? Are they true to who we are, or who we want to be?

Just a thought for the day.