GARDEN GATE by Thomas Kincade, painter of Light There can be PEACE, even in sorrow
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I saw this painting of the Gate by Thomas Kincade, Painter of Light, and was moved to tears. He painted it, I believe for his friend whose wife had just died of cancer. She believed in Jesus Christ, Messiah, only begotten Son of God, so she went to Heaven, through the mist. He'd see her again one day.
I heard the creak of the opening Gate And I knew that Heaven would not wait; The soul was wrapped in a glowing Light And slipped forever from my sight.
Although the walk was winding and slow We'd traveled together, here below; Yet when she'd passed through the Celestial Gate, I wondered; to grieve? or celebrate?
The rocks were sharp along the road; I could not bear her heavy load. Her pain was great, and she longed for Home, And now - she's left me - all alone.
She's found peace in Heaven above; Now she knows that Perfect Love. I shall miss her, til I see The Gate doors opening again - for me.
Lord, You are the Light, & I am the lamp. May my chimney be bright, & my wick never damp. May I not be so big, or beautifiul to see, That in seeing the lamp, people may not see Thee.
Let me Lord not be ugly, so that they turn aside. Let them see Your Light, come near and abide. May my wick not be damp with self-pitying tears, Nor my chimney darkened by worry and fears.
Let the flame of love rise, by day and by night. As I move on in battle, let praise lead the fight! Let my joy be full, overflowing to all. Lord, light my path, so that I might not fall.
May many be warmed by Your Love and Your Light From my humble lamp, Lord, let them catch sight Of visions of glory, of Heaven above! Oh Lord! Let me live in the Light of Your Love!
Remember the poem "FOOTPRINTS"? When you see only a pair of footprints in the sand, don't assume that they are yours. In fact, at the times you called out to God and let Him help you, those footprints are the Lord's as He carries you.
TAKE MY HAND
Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, Let me stand, I am tired, I am weak, I am worn, Through the storm, through the night Lead me on to the light, Take my hand, precious Lord, Lead me home.
It seems we tell GOD exactly how He should get us out of the mess we got ourselves into.
We need to let God be God. Let Him, from His eternal perspective and heavenly vantage, choose the solution to our woes. He will never let you down or leave you.
All I find within is strife In the desert of my life; Flowers outside everywhere; I appear without a care.
Only I see all my pain; My search for peace has been in vain. Is there a Way to heal my soul? A formula to make me whole?
I Am the Way, the Truth, the Life to rescue you from all your strife. Your garden outside will grow within As you turn away from sin.
I know the aching of your heart. My Child, if you will do your part, I will free you from your shame So you'll rejoice, and praise My Name!
Long ago there came a Thief Who stole from you, & caused you brief. The sin was his, not yours my Dear, From that day on, you've had such fear.
This fear has been a driving force To set you on a deviant course. You hide from Truth for fears of pain, And so you search for Peace in vain.
Your heart is gentle, I can see, But you run away from Me. One sin leads you to another, And you hurt your sister & brother.
Seek My Face & know My love, unconditional - from above - Total,, complete - I never condemn Your tender heart; you are My friend.
I await you Child, & I'll forgive. Don't run away! I want you to live! I'll heal your soul & set you apart, And plant a garden within your heart.
It's true! I promise you! I wrote this for a woman who had been sexually abused in childhood. I've written a dedication on the next page.
Isaiah 58:11 The LORD will guide you always; HE will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Be still, and know that I am GOD I will be exalted among the heathen I will be exalted in the earth. Psalms 46:10
JESUS said, I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you. Hebrews 13:5
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3
Listen! The Lord called and named Me from my mothers womb. Isaiah 49:1
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him. John 3:36
Believe in the LORD JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA), and you will be saved, and your household. Acts 16:31
You shall be as a watered garden. You shall be as white as snow.
FIND COMFORT in KNOWING OTHERS have also SUFFERED SORROW
I have known victims of sexual abuse, both male and female. My heart goes out to you. In childhood you had something stolen from you to which the thief had no right. However, that does not give you permission to steal from innocent people now.
My heart breaks for some who live a life of pretense, hiding from themselves and others, in one way or another. Sorrowfully, some wind up in various forms of occult or crime.
You can NOT sell your soul to satan, Jesus bought and paid for it. It's His.
It is my hope & prayer that you find the courage within you to talk about it, and to prosecute the guilty. I have created these three web pages for you. I wrote the 3 poems, Child of My Heart, Heart Garden, and Healing for you. I can only ask that you don't blame everyone you meet for the one or the few who harmed you.
God be with you.
Dear child Today I will be handling all of your problems.
Please remember that I do not need your help. If it happens that you feel in a situation you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it with ways that are your own. Kindly put it in the SFJTD (something for Jesus to do) box.
It will be addressed in MY TIME, not yours. Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold on to it or remove it. Holding on or removal will delay the resolution of your problem. If it is a situation that you think you are capable of handling, please consult me in prayer to be sure that it is the proper resolution. Because I do not sleep nor do I slumber, there is no need for you to lose any sleep. Rest my child. If you need to contact me, I am only a prayer away. Love, Yeshua / Jesus
Listen for the Silent, Sweet Sound of His Voice
When you are tired and discouraged from fruitless efforts... God knows how hard you have tried. When you've cried so long and your heart is in anguish... God has Counted your tears. If you feel that your life is on hold and time has passed you by.. God is waiting with you. When you're lonely and your friends are too busy even for a phone call...God is by your side. When you think you've tried everything and don't know where to turn ... God has a solution. When nothing makes sense and you are confused or frustrated God has the answer.
If suddenly your outlook is brighter and you find traces of hope God has whispered to you. When things are going well and you have much to be thankful for God has blessed you. When something joyful happens and you are filled with awe ... God has smiled upon you. When you have a purpose to fulfill and a dream to follow ... God has opened your eyes and called you by name.
Remember that wherever you are or whatever you are facing ... GOD KNOWS!!
You are set apart for God, and He has accepted you because of what the Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of our God have done for you. 1 Corinthians 6:11
I'll See You Again Yeshua / Jesus welcomed them HOME! You have left your footprints on my heart
I was inspired by Josh McDowell's 2002 radio program on the loss of a baby. This can be applied to the loss of a parent or spouse also, in some modified ways. 'Little Footprints' has a beautiful line 'you have left your footprints on my heart.'
I'll HOLD YOU in HEAVEN is a Book by Pastor Jack Hayford For all women who have lost a baby/child. You WILL see them again in heaven to hug and to hold!
ALL BABIES go to JESUS, to HEAVEN
Some name their unborn baby. Some buy a physical memento. One father who's wife miscarried went out and bought a ring for his wife with the birthstone of the month the baby died
If you have lost a child remember People mean well, but tend to say 'the wrong thing' Forgive them
If you know someone who lost a child buy the book. This can be a great witnessing tool for grieving parents who are unsaved.
Angels in Heaven, Debbie Heydrick Some doctors estimate that up to 40% of all pregnancies end up in miscarriage or stillbirth. Debbie minister to parents who have suffered the loss of a child.
Keepsake: Little Footprints This beautiful matted keepsake is a wonderful gift to minister to a couple who have gone through a miscarriage. With the poem 'Little Footprints' inscribed on it, it gives mourning couples a tangible way to help them grieve their loss.
Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5
Did not He who made me in the womb make him, And the same one fashion us in the womb? Job 31:15
For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. Psalms 139:13-16