A month that has been embedded in my soul for a long time. Life was turned upside down and over hard many, many, many times in the ten Junes that are past. Now, the eleventh June is just off in the horizon and I can see it coming and soon it will hit earth and bounce a time or two and then be safely embedded in the history of time.
It was the year 2012 that “One Woman’s Journey into Widowhood” went live. Due to the writing of that subject CrossBooks set up and created a Blog for me. It was all a part of the “package” with them. It was to help others who were on this journey and perhaps find help, a peace, a walkway for the crookedness of life at that moment. So……..the Blog was born. I did receive several 5 stars for the book on Amazon. That was nice. CrossBooks closed their doors a few years back and so they are no longer and I did not renew the book with another publishing company. I felt it had run it’s course.
It gave me freedom at times. It gave me peace when sharing how my Lord was there even when the smoke of yearning and regaining a life together was forever gone. It gave me a way to tell others that we were on a journey not by choice, but by circumstance. That even with this kind of a choice which will never be of our choice, still, we are not able to choose the circumstance that goes along with it. It gave me a way to release the inner struggles of life. It gave me a reason some days for living when nothing around me would or could give help or encouragement.
I often wanted to write a second book, now that I had reached the Widowhood village of life. But at $10,000.00 per book, I did not think it would be that helpful because each of us have to travel the road “alone” as no one can share any portion of it because it belongs only to us and others can only come alongside for a bit but then we have to go back and shut that door and find only loneliness waiting and the quietness that makes us wish we could make sound waves that would lift us high above the clouds of misery and loneliness that only the one who was gone could fulfill in life.
Life has turned into a quiet fort and there is peace in the valley of life that comes only when submission of life to the Lord for His leading and direction is in full swing. I tell you friends, there is no one you need to turn to except the Lord and then with a bowl of faith highly seasoned from above, you follow some times in the fog, some times in the hail of life, some times in the sunlight, some times just in sitting down and muttering to the Lord, “let me touch the hem of your garment. That is all I need to be able to carry on”. Ah. Yes. The woman with the blood issue knew if she could only touch the hem of His garment she would be healed. Talk about faith. THAT was faith alive and well on planet earth way back centuries ago.
The Word of God reads, “Do not call to mind the former things or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new.” (Isa. 43:18,19a) Then in verse 21 of that same chapter, God said, “The people whom I formed for Myself will declare My praise.”
Loren is Home. I am still here. But only those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour will find themselves facing Him on the shores of Heaven when their time on earth is finished.
Jesus Himself said, “No man cometh unto the Father except through Me”. Did you get that!!! No other person, alive or dead. The only One you and I have to deal with is Jesus Christ the Lord – through Him, we come before the Father.
Dissect as much as you like, the words are cutting, and set in stone. Step out of bounds all you wish but as Peter spoke after Pentecost, “There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
God never did…never has….never will….direct any one, any where, in any way, to someone other than His Son, Jesus Christ. God loved all of us so much that He gave His Son on the cross that we might live. And to throw any thing, or any one, any where, up to him as better at caring for us than He is, is a lie straight from the hand of satan. And where satan’s hand is believed and accepted, the ticket holder is bound straight for Hell with no turning back. God would NEVER throw you to any one except His Son Jesus Christ.
Don’t be that stupid when you know better. When some thing makes you “feel” good, it is from Satan. Satan gives you his best FIRST. God gives you His best LAST. From God we don’t “feel” good, we “have” an under lying peace that passes all understanding while we are going through the tsunami life throws at us. God and Him alone is all that secures Eternity for me, for you, for the millions and billions out there floundering.
I continually go back to Job. Satan killed all of his family and took away every thing that he had including all of his animals, etc. Never did he turn his eyes to some one else – he stood firm, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him”.
In closing out the Blog I can see a stronger, wiser and more dependent me upon my Lord because He is all there is that secures Eternity for me.
In His Hand….On His Road…deliberately with my eyes on Eternity which is in the horizon for me at 84 years of age.
The domain will be up for renewal soon and I do not plan to renew. It has run it’s course. It has been good both for me and for the readers through these eleven years. It is another part of life that has been enriching and fulfilling and something that I would have never have guessed I would work with.
I will continue to email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I do not text. Facebook is also not a part of my life. Just not my style. FB to me has always been a way of communicating when you want friends but you don’t want to take time for them. There really is never any thing more than a thumbs up sign, or a sentence or two and that’s it.
My era was one of writing notes or letters or phone calls, or meeting for lunch somewhere together. We took time for each other but in our world today we are going so many different ways that there simply isn’t time for what used to be important to the texture of our lives. I am moving on with Isa. 43:18,19a in focus.(above)
Bob Hope used four words so many times, “Thanks for the memory“. Me too!!