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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Heavens Shaken

"I like to think that the moon is there
even if I am not looking at it."
~ Albert Einstein


Heavens Shaken

My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth...
He who keeps you will not slumber...
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve you from all evil ...
The LORD shall preserve
your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.
~ Psalms 121:2-3,6-8 (NKJV)

"... the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory."
~ Mark 13:24-26 (NKJV)


Though taking out the ash bucket isn't my chore, necessity required it of me a few nights ago. I was grateful for a clear night's full moon by which I could watch for coyotes. Then I reached the back of our yard, and was astounded by the glory of gorgeous moonlight shimmering off a field of fresh snow. The unpleasant task became the Lord's opportunity to sneak up on me.

The blessing's Part Two was a night later in a vivid dream. I usually sleep too deeply to even know if I dream. In this dream I saw a brilliant full moon. A hand appeared in the sky and palmed the moon, then took it away. I immediately awakened with a heart of peace. I was not alarmed to see the Lord remove the moon. I had joy to have seen His hand.

The hand of God is terrifying only to those who stand to oppose Him. For those who stand with Him, His hand preserves us from all evil—evil of the day and evil of the night, from this time forth, and forevermore.

Jesus said we'd know the signs of the end times. End times aren't coming. End times are here. They are no cause of fear to those who walk with Him called the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. For us, His coming is a cause of joy.

Father in Heaven, thank You for the great peace You make available to Your people at all times. Please speak peace and guidance to our hearts in these last days. Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!

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9 comments:

  1. I love how you describe the transition from frustration to peace in regards to the ash bucket. The Lord has done that for me more times than I can number.

    This place is nice, but it's not home. I long for eternity.

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  2. You are speaking right into the heart of the novel I'm editing...Noble Efforts to Engulf the Moon. I enjoyed reading about your reaction and your peace.

    Sometimes I like to imagine the brightness of our Lord...defies my imagination, so far beyond.

    ~ Wendy

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  3. I like it when God surprises us...out of the blue (or, for you, out of the darkness.) The vastness of space reminds me of my puny self and then I am enveloped in the embrace of a God who actually cares.

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  4. I enjoyed my visit and this message. You have a beautiful blog!! I can sense your love for the LORD and your heart to do HIS will.

    I pray favor over you and your household this year as you continue to serve the LORD.

    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  5. T. Anne, when I'm struggling with a particular challenge, one of my prayers (when I remember) is, "Lord, please don't let me miss the blessing in this."

    Patty, keep praying!

    Natasa, amen and amen, and blessings to you.

    Wendy, what in intriguing title! You'll have to share the hook with me. Hmmm, if one were to write a hook to sell the Lord and His glory ...

    David, it is rather overwhelming to think of a God Who has created constellations and time and love itself, Who really does care for us!

    Lisa, welcome! I thank you for your blessing. I believe in the power of blessing and the power of prayer. However often you are here, I pray you will be drawn closer to the Lord.

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  6. Beautiful thoughts here, per usual. Plus, Maranatha is one of my favorite Michigan summer vacation spots.

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  7. Thanks, Kristie! I wasn't aware of Maranatha as a vacation spot. I'll have to check into that. : )

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