Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sojourning #6 - collected memories

Processed with 2 layers of Kim's waterfront 7 - magic
The beauty we see in nature on this earth calls to a place in my heart -
Every created thing bears the stamp of the Creator.
Perhaps that is why we feel closer to God when we are in nature...we are surrounded by the evidence of His Presence, His love, His attention to detail...

I feel His embrace, and I know I am remembered.

And I gather these remembrances, to remind me of this feeling, this truth...to remind me of home...


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sojourning #5...for the love of home...

As surely as the sun rises, He will appear, He will come to us. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.  And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.  From faith to faith, from strength to strength, from glory to glory...we eagerly await His coming...

Based on Hosea 6:3, 1 John 3:2, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Psalm 84:7, Romans 1:17


But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, 
will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
Philippians 3:20-21 NIV



Monday, April 7, 2014

Sojourning #4...more than enough room...

Processed to look like an old, tattered postcard, looked at often, as one would if they were far from home...

There is more than enough room in my Father’s home.... 
When everything is ready, I will come and get you, 
so that you will always be with me where I am...
John 14:2-3NLT

These were words spoken by Jesus to comfort His followers close to His crucifixion...
He was leaving them behind, citizens of another world being left in this one as aliens and sojourners.  They would face adversity, persecution, ostracization, beatings, imprisonment, execution...

But they had the hope that He wouldn't leave them forever - He would come back - and there would be room...
more than enough room, 
for them, 
their families, 
their friends, 
and all who wanted a new life. 

Thank you Lord for making all the room needed and for drawing all those who come...