A Word From Brenda
I Will Remember You
Let us, then, learn that we can never be
lonely or forsaken in this life. Shall
forget us because they are "made perfect"?
Shall they love us the less because they
have power to love us more? If we forget
not, shall they not remember us with God?
trial, then, can isolate us, no sorrow can
us off from the Communion of Saints.
and you are with them; lift up
your eyes, and
the heavenly world, high above
hangs serenely overhead; only a
thin veil, it
may be, floats between. All whom
we loved, and
all who loved us, whom we still
love no less,
while they love us yet more, are
because ever in His presence in whom
we live and
dwell. ~H. E. Manning~
There are so many memories at Christmas time.
good, some wonderful, and some sad. That's life I
guess... full of experiences to be treasured and
remembered. I was unpacking my Christmas ornaments,
decorating my tree, and couldn't help remember some
of the loved ones in my life that have gone on to be
with the Lord. I want to remember them. I want to
remember the laughter and the smiles. I have a
little blue piece of yarn that my Grandmother used
to tie her sewing kit closed with. I tie that piece
of yarn to a branch every year... and she is here.
Pictures of my son in grade school, how he has
grown!! I love to look at each ornament as I put
them on the tree, taking a moment to remember those
people in my life that meant so much to me. We are
to find comfort in Gods Word, and in the Presence of
His Spirit. When can we experience this more, than
in our homes, in the quiet hours... looking at the
beautiful lights on the tree!?!
Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which
doth so easily beset us, and let us run with
patience (perseverance) the race that is set before
us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of
our faith; who for the joy> that was set before
him endured the cross, despising (discounting) the
shame, and is set down at the right hand of the
throne of God.
So Great A Cloud Of
Witnesses!! I can just see them, cheering us on! As
we face this Christmas
season, don't let memories of sadness take away from
the joy of the celebration of Christ's birth! The
angels filled the Heavens singing "Peace on Earth
Good Will Toward Men." As we decorate our homes and
prepare for Christmas day... bring Gods presence
into your home with worship and songs of praise for
the gift He has given to us.
I will remember
you, my brother. In every Holiday, and in every
special occasion... you are there. I thank God for
the memories He allows me to keep close to my heart.
For the joy that your memory brings to me. So much
laughter... so close, you and I.