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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Crosses’ Category

Higher Than Your Ways – September 17

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

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“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.” Isaiah 55:8-13

Not To My Care – July 14th

Friday, July 14th, 2017

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Lord, it belongs not to my care
Whether I die or live;
To love and serve Thee is my share,
And this Thy grace must give.

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He is Risen

Friday, April 21st, 2017

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And you will rise too my sweet baby. “Secure within God’s keeping, until the trumpet voice shall wake you from your sleeping.”

We visited Ebenezer’s grave on Easter. Our friend Kimberly was so kind to give us one of  her Easter lilies to leave here. I was disappointed I hadn’t been able to find one in the stores so this was a blessing for me.

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To You I Have Given All My Grace

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

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We lost a son during Christmas. During this time I continued to play the music of the season. I will be honest, there were moments it was hard to hear the tidings of great joy, For to us a child is born, to us a son is given.”

But it was this reading I had read from December 30th, the day we knew we had lost our new son, that God used to give me the great comfort of the gift of His own Son.

On the remembrance of the Baptism of our Lord.

“This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

With these words he says to us nothing other than this: There I give to you all my grace, love and blessing, which I have in my heart and my power. In order that you may not and cannot doubt it in your minds, I offer you here – not Moses, nor a prophet, nor an angel, nor a saint, nor a treasure of gold and silver, nor great earthly or heavenly gifts - but my beloved Son, that is, my very heart, the true eternal fount of all grace and good, which no angel nor any creature in heaven and on earth can fathom.

He shall be the token and pledge of my grace and love against your sin and fear.

And inasmuch as he is by birth and right the true heir and Lord of all the creatures, so in him you will become my children and joint heirs, and inherit all that he possesses in his power For in addition to giving us his privileges and the inheritance that are his by nature, he has achieved merit and bought us through suffering and death as our priest and bishop, that we may be his chosen children, and eternally joint heirs of all his goods. What more could he have given or done for us, and what greater or better thing could the human heart desire or conceive?

Martin Luther