Good morning world, or should that really be better said. “Bad Mourning boys and girls .” Yes indeed with depression setting in one more time, now that "christmas" has come and gone around the bend, some of us in that miserable line, are wondering if christmas will ever come again.
Sadly, some of us who are not even sure that our next breath is following, and some others of us, which still have not received the greatest present ever given (of our salvation) at CHRIST-mas time are repeatedly missing the meaning of the Holy day.
And in that ignorance you are now back in various stages of dying, crying, and balancing morning with mourning once more as a new day has come your way.
In saying that, since the elves are back on the shelves, while Santa has abandoned us, and our family members from out of town (that we hardly ever see) are either getting ready to leave, or have already left, that leaves us understatedly very depressed.
Yes, with some us having no more fun to look forward to, or any more plans to come undone, or any reason to keep going on, the end of christmas can find many of us black and blue, or just sad and blue too.
Understandably, since we have no more presents to open, no more shopping to do, with reality setting in that life is not a party, as the Bills are coming Due, there seems to be a HUGE LET DOWN coming now that Santa has left town.
Well if that is the way you are thinking then I feel very sorry for you.
Ok, wait a minute
I will give you a little time to be depressed over the fact that your family has left, because I am sad and blue that my sons are gone too. Yes I feel the same way as you, because it will be a year from yesterday, before I will see my sons smiling loving faces, so believe me in that "clause of Claus" I know how sadness and depression feels also.
On the other hand, however I am very different from you, because my sadness and depression will not stay after today. As a matter of fact that is the amount of time I give me to wallow in my misery, before I get ready for my next set of pictures and upcoming to be memories. Yep I only set aside one day to Cry.
Joyfully saying that the next day after my gnashing of teeth is over I am immediately in "planning over drive" to get ready for the next time I am with my sons sitting happily side by side.
So how do I do that? How can I stay positive when things around me are sad, and negative? How can I keep writing words of encouragement every day when things in my life are also painful and less than encouraging in my work and play.
Well I am glad you asked that, because that strength to get through the day, and to share love around the world with you in my stay, comes from the PRESENT THAT I OPEN EVERYDAY. Yes that Strength and love that I share with you in my “Mary Mission” comes from my FAITH!
In saying that I believe the past is in the past. Therefore the past cannot hurt us ever again, because that pain is over. So with heavenly love in our life that pain cannot last past the night. I also believe the past is where we have learned our lessons.And it is because of those lessons we can face today, since we have already survived our mistakes.
Thus waking up this morning, I believe if we waste one minute of that miracle mourning that we have given away a precious gift attached to wonderful memory. Yes today is where we get to do it all over again, and that my friend is another true gift definitely.
Subsequently in the faith that it takes to face tomorrow, as we continue to make mistakes today, I additionaly believe that tomorrow will be the best yet delivering , because faith believes that the Lord is in control of all our mistakes (that are coincidentally getting us where we need to be,) and that in His guidance our blessings are arriving.
So I refuse to waste any more time than one day crying. After all like I just told a friend of mine… “life is Good, and when it isn’t, we just need to believe and trust in Grace that it will be! Because dear friend’s faith is believing, claiming, and Knowing the best is yet coming”.
In saying that once more time I am going to finish this blog of mine today with my complete original poem of CRADLE TO CROSS all on one page.( short a couple of paragraphs) and then tomorrow we will prepare once more to go into thoughts circling around the hopes and fears of the New year.
Hence in the meantime contemplating our hopes, faith and fears…..
I sure hope in your faith while you are conquering your fears, that you too are opening up your “Present of Salvation” that Jesus Christ gives us every day of our life,
sharing another personal quote with a friend of mine “to climb the mountain you need to be pushed up by your family and friends, but to reach the top, as you are going on your journey, you need the Lord to lift you All up in your ascent” In that thought please join me in my final offering of a
CRADLE TO CROSS
One more time
"On a deep, silent, dark night, two lonely misplaced people arrived into Bethlehem's town, looking wearily to find shelter and a bed. Yes a man named Joseph was trying to find refuge where his wife Mary could rest her weary head.
In that moment Mary's stomach was swollen, as it was in great months with child. Her body was stretched, her feet were tired. The streets were empty also cold. Miserably when they arrived, the inn door was closed. There was no place to stay, there was nowhere to go.
In the gloomy discovery that there was no room in the inn, tears began to form in her beautiful virginal eyes while the baby inside of her danced and labored to fly. To make matters worse the time of her birth was calling.
Yes as the snow was falling, Mary was coming to her trumpeted time to deliver, as the Scriptures announced king of the world was a brilliant glimmer.
Miserably, however nothing was going right on that dark, cold, silent night, because as they were turned away from the bed at the inn, a cradle cattle manger, in a cold stall early on a lonely morn, with animals out and in, was where her baby was to be born.
Yes that was the Holy scene as on His name sake, ice kissed, Birthday, the Holy magnificent star broke open the black of the sinful sky's dark day, to give a bright Glorious testimony to where Jesus Christ, The Savior of the world, the light of life, would lay.
During the Lords birth the angels surrounded Mary’s radiant body with everlasting love, as the Holy Spirit found form in the presented promise of an Angelic dove. Then pure devotion touched the Holy one, as on the Sons celebration the lowly honored animals sung the first soft sweet lullaby, as true love was blissfully born, already prepared bravely to die.
Thus on that hour as her baby was born Mary pondered all of that in her heaving hearts song, because she had known her precious child was the anticipated prophesized Holy one. Absolutely she realized her babe was our Savior, and one day that He would go from Manger to Cross to prepare our way home so we would not stay lost.
In her delivery His Holy name was preordained to be called JESUS CHRIST. Happily Jesus arrived on that Holy silent night, and then quietly laid his sweet head down. Gratefully heaven brought the answers to our questions, because without Jesus Christ’s light shining around we would be lost to the endless fires of hell to incinerate in ravished pain, and to die every day missing not found.
Yes without Jesus wearing Heavens crown there would be no forgiveness or life after breath, as in the coffins we would rust in death, because Jesus is our blessed redemption. Yes accepting Jesus as your Savior is Heavens only way to save us!
Accordingly without the perfect compassion that hung on the Cross and rocked in the mangers Cradle fulfilling the prophecy declaring the Bible is true, and Not an interesting, entertaining fable, we would all be destined to fall into Hell’s abyss never to be redeemed.
Salvation is ours Only through the Heavenly gift given on Christmas Eve (that still to this day is seen) Cradle to Cross, found in the delivered sacrifice of the baby King”
Your Prayer of Salvation
Dear Jesus, I know that I have done bad things in the past, and that I have done bad things today .Yes that makes me a sinner just like everyone else in the world with the things I am doing and saying.
And because I am a sinner I know I need a Savior....
that is why I've come to you today, as I am silently praying, because I want to be, and I need to be saved.
In saying that I believe that you were born on Christmas Day. I believe that you lived a perfect life to show me what is wrong and right. And I believe that you died on the Cross to save me from all of my sins .
In believing you are the Son of God I am asking for your forgiveness for all my sins that I know, and those I do not know, that I have committed, including the ones that I will continue to wallow in, as I claim in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit that I am now going to heaven.
Yes I claim in my new faith this very minute that I am Saved, because You died for me on the Cross, and in your arising on the third day, you now live within me!
In this prayer I believe that I am born again into heavens light, and as I am asking you to change my life… you are my Savior…. Jesus Christ. Amen
Absolutley I pray that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your eternal guiding light, and your Savior today. I know I may never meet you here on earth as we are roaming, but if you truly prayed your prayer, to Jesus requesting forgiveness of your sins, and asking for your salvation you are right now this Second Saved. And I will see you when we all go
Away back home!
in saying that I also Thank you for sharing in my thoughts and writing as we are going along our way as you are a huge part of my blogs heart.
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