Listen. Can you hear the beating of two hearts that now beat as one? If you have been born again then the heart of God and your heart now beat as one. You have joined the circle of life. A circle with no beginning, like a wheel within a wheel; ever spinning never ending. Your heart now pumps ROYAL BLOOD, because you are now a CHILD of GOD.
People think in terms of life and death, but in truth even in death there is life. You will continue your existence…you will forever be you.
As a new believer The Lord of the Harvest has come to you personally in your darkness and whispered your name. He whispered my name in 1985 and for the first time at the age of 38 my heart beat as one with HIS heart.
I responded in Faith to the God / Man in whom both worlds (heaven and earth) were blended. It did not just happen, my coming to faith in Christ. I had heard His whisper my entire life, for God has said that He placed eternity in the hearts of every person. He did this so we would be without excuse as to who He is when we stand before Him after we die.
There is but one important question we must answer in this life. Jesus asks each of us “Who do you say that I AM?” You cannot answer this question without going to the source of knowledge about God and His Son Jesus. The answer can only be found in His Autobiography…the Holy Bible of the Judeo/Christian Faith.
The Bible calls this Savior of mankind Immanuel, which means God with us. There have been times in my life when I have felt His presence. Times of Joy, times of sorrow, times of pain; but most of all during times of storms.
He said…”I will always be with you. I will never forsake you.”
Yet there have been times when I could not feel His presence. They were times in the desert, when He seems to be silent.
These were the times I had let go of His hand, times when I did not call on His Name. Yet even then I knew He is there, always waiting patiently to be wanted. Always with an extended hand reaching out for me to take hold of.
Even people of Faith can get lost sometimes during this journey called life. Although we cannot loose our Salvation, we can decide to stray from the path and let go of His hand for a while. And because our choices have consequences, we often gain wisdom from our pain.
As a non believer I have faced storms alone. These were the times when I experienced the Silence of God.
The waves of the sea grew up before me like mountains. The tears that continually flowed from my eyes were dried back by the howling winds. The thunder absorbed the cries of my heart. The lightning shown around me only to illuminate the darkness that surrounded me with no escape…I was alone.
These were the storms of life I faced before I knew God. People think when they become a believer that the storms end. For me they only grew worse. But now I was no longer alone in the storm.
God wipes my tears not with the howling wind but with the gentle touch of His hands. He hears my heart cries and reminds me that He never promised there would be no storms, only that He would be with me in the storms. When the lightning flashes it does not illuminate the darkness around me but shines on the path I need to walk on to get through the storm.
As in the poem Footprints, when I look back on the path through the storm I only see one set of footprints. They do not belong to me, they belong to my Savior who has lovingly borne me up and carried me through the storm.
So I encourage all of you to keep a journal of your thoughts about this journey called life. As you do so you will see HIM there with you. Your faith will continue to be strengthened and as you look forward to each new day…you will see Crosses Everywhere.
Jesus has whispered your name from eternity past. He is your Soul Whisperer. He spoke to you throughout your entire life through the words of others, through life’s challenging situations, through the majesty of His Creation and His Word.
You have heard His laughter on the wind. You have seen the clapping of the leaves of the trees as they lift up holy hands to praise and give worship to their God and Creator.
Mankind in his attempt to speak to himself both nationally and globally erected telephone poles to carry mans voice throughout the nations of the earth. And so the globe was populated by Crosses supporting the lines of communication. What a paradox that the image of communication had imbedded into it the message of the Cross.
Today and everyday, I live in the expectation that some day I will go home to be with HIM. So I live one day at time in the Shadow of His Cross; the Cross of Immanuel, God with us, the uncommon man, the God / Man who came to seek and to save the lost.
I look forward to a different time, a different place, a place before time; to be with family forever. Because Jesus the one who calls forth the living from the dead; whispered my name and awakened my soul and gave me eternal life.
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