Saturday, December 14, 2013

Remembering the Fallen

I'd like to take a moment to remember those who have left us this year or in past years before reading today's message.

There are momentous times throughout our lives that we remember exactly what we were doing, where we were, and who we were with.  Last year, 2012, we had a few of those moments.

Twas' 11 days before Christmas around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through Heaven's Gate. 
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.

They were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say. They remembered nothing that happened earlier that day.

"Where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. 

"This is Heaven" declared a small boy. "We're spending Christmas at God's house."

When what to there wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their Savior, the children gathered near.

He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same. Then He opened His arms and called them by name.

And in that moment was joy, that only Heaven can bring, those children all flew into His arms of their King, and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace 1 small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face, and as if He could read all the questions she had, He gently whisper to her, "I'll take care of your mom and dad."

Then He looked down on earth, the world was far below He saw all the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.

Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched his hands, "Let My power and presence re-enter this land!!"

"May this Country be delivered from the hands of fools.  I'm taking back my Nation! I'm taking back my schools!!"

Then He and the children stood up without a sound. "Come now my children let me show you around."

Excitement filled the space, some skipped some ran, all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.

And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight, "In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT!!!"

There is so much good in this world and the children truly are our future.  One by one, we can make a difference.

Please remember the families of all who were affected by this and other tragedies.  Your prayers do matter.

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