Dance with Me, Father!

[Reposted in memory of my Dad  (1943-2016) who is now dancing through the universe with our heavenly Father] Dance with me, Father! Let me stand on your feet as we twirl through the universe. Let u…

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Journey to the Mountain

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Distant memory

Hazy blue rising

Calling, beckoning

 

Moving forward it remains

Looming, growing

Shrouded in mystery, inviting

 

Gone the distant vision

Shifting scenes

Journey and vision meld

 

The vision consumed

Clouds swirling, embracing

Cool breeze touching dry skin

 

The destination beginning

Valleys, hills, rivers singing

Journey here with me

Journeys

pathwayThere are journeys to

journeys through

and journeys from

There are journeys of remembering

and journeys of forgetting

There are journeys of discovering

and journeys of giving

Cherish each journey

Missing a journey is missing life

Playground of Love

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The leaves swirl and dance to the ground as the wind blows through the valley

The fall quickly overtakes summer and winter awaits its quiet entrance

Each season a symphony delighting our senses

A kaleidoscope painting of wonder filling our vision

A masterpiece created by the Father for the delight of his children

An extravagant playground of love

THE Word

It tastes like sunshine and rain

Light explodes and rivers flow

The height, the depth, the breadth, the width – there is no end

Expanding, collapsing, creating, undoing

A whisper, a shout, a soft wind, a hurricane 

Bending, supporting, breaking, mending

Speaking to our heart; awakening our spirit

Snapshots

(Snapshots of Flying to Chiang Rai and Driving to Meet the Children)

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Mountains rising from the earth and forming rows of sentries overlooking the fields

The hustle and bustle of driving through the city – motor bikes, cars, trucks intermingle in controlled chaos

Cornfields, nurseries, car dealerships lining the road – different, but not so different

img_1375Mountains in the background forming a backdrop so similar to home, but banana trees and rice paddies reminding you that you are not

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Theresita Primo.
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Theresita Primo.

Smiling faces and warm greetings – a meal with family from across the globe, united in the family of our wonderful Father

Thinking about how He sees each of us like little children – His precious children who bring delight to His heart

The Grand Conclusion

Paul sums up his discussion about Jesus and what Father has done for us at the end of Romans 8. But I believe it, also, beautifully summarizes the message of the entire Bible. 

(Scripture excerpts from Romans 8:31-39 from The Passion Translation)

So what does all this mean?

Who then could ever stand against us?

Absolutely no one! 

Because God has proved his love by giving his greatest treasure, the gift of his son. 

Who then would dare to accuse those who God has chosen in love to be his?

Absolutely no one! 

Because God himself issued his final verdict – not guilty!

Who then is left to condemn us?

Absolutely no one!  

Because Jesus died for us and is continually praying for our triumph. 

Who then could ever separate us from the endless love of God’s Annointed One?

Absolutely no one!  

Because nothing in the universe has the power to diminish his love toward us.