Afraid? Of What?

Afraid? Of what?
To feel the spirit’s glad release?
To pass from pain to perfect peace,
The strife and strain of life to cease?
Afraid? Of that?

Afraid? Of what?
Afraid to see the Saviour’s face,
To hear His welcome, and to trace,
The glory gleam from wounds of grace,
Afraid? Of that?

Afraid? Of what?
A flash – a crash – a pierced heart;
Brief darkness – Light – O Heaven’s art!
A wound of His a counterpart!
Afraid? Of that?

Afraid? Of what?
To enter into Heaven’s rest,
And yet to serve the Master blessed?
From service good to service best?
Afraid? Of that?

Afraid? Of what?
To do by death what life could not –
Baptize with blood a stony plot,
Till souls shall blossom from the spot?
Afraid? Of that?

E. H. Hamilton

Angels With Us

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No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
– Psalm 91:10-11

This passage isn’t saying God’s people will never experience evil. But when evil does come upon us, it will be turned into something good. Present painful events will be turned into future moments of joy.

In every negative situation, we can believe God for protection and eventually deliverance. Though Satan seeks to destroy us, God has given His angels guardianship over us and the powers of hell cannot hurt us without Heaven’s permission.

Disease, disaster, and death may surround us, but we do not have to fear. As long as we keep the faith, no depravity will touch us. If we stumble, angels will catch us. They will keep us from falling.

At home, at school, or at work; whether sleep or awake; God’s angels will guard us wherever we go.

Our Lady’s Child

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Faith of Our Fairy Tales #2 (Original story / picture)

Story Scripture: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9

Story Saying: It does not spoil your happiness to confess your sin. The unhappiness is in not making the confession. – C. H. Spurgeon

Behind the Story: Just as partial obedience is still disobedience, we can see from “Our Lady’s Child” that partial disobedience is still complete disobedience.

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Caught Up In the Clouds

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For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God.
And the dead in Christ will rise first.

Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

Therefore comfort one another with these words.
– 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18