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  • Ronald Whittemore - 2 weeks ago
    A poem I found written by my grandfather.

    When the stormy winds are raging, and disasters take their toll

    When the mighty waves of trouble overwhelm your stricken soul

    Look to God who reigns above, never doubt Him He is Love

    Are you filled with eager longing for the earth's night to turn to day

    God will soon dispel all sorrow, He will wipe all tears away

    For His Kingdom will soon come and His will on earth be done

    No matter what we are facing, the tribulations we are in, and those things that we have yet to face. If we are in Christ and He in us, we must remember this life we are living is not our own. Our hope is in the life to come that is given by the grace of God by the sacrifice of His Son and His resurrection. We are to walk with Him daily, if we do, we have been given a promise, that Jesus will return with the gift of immortality to those who are His.

    Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    God bless,

    RLW
  • GiGi - In Reply - 2 weeks ago
    Ronald,

    A very beautiful poem by your grandfather. Thanks for sharing it.

    Yes, we have a hope in Christ that He will make all things new for us when He returns. In the meantime, we have the promise of the indwelling Spirit and the cleansing and regeneration He brings. How good it is that God has provided for us who are in Him all that is necessary for life and godliness, strength and courage in times of hardships, and always His unending love and Presence with us. I appreciate the encouragement in your post. God bless.
  • Ronald Whittemore - In Reply - 2 weeks ago
    Thank you, GiGi,

    That is so true, as in Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. We can't do it without Him, hope your house is finished or close to it.

    God bless you Gramma GiGi, and your family and the new baby in the family.

    RLW
  • GiGi - In Reply - 2 weeks ago
    Ronald,

    Our upstairs is nearly finished. Our construction guy had another bout of knee trouble due to newly diagnosed gout, so he was out 3 days last week. If he had worked, he would have finished the bath upstairs and the trim-work on the other bedroom. But I am glad he took time off and has this weekend to recover. He went to the doctor this time, so hopefully they prescribed the usual medication for gout-colchicine.

    Anyway, the downstairs will begin demoing in a week and a half. So we are hoping he can finish the upstairs and possible begin and complete the downstair bathroom, remove the popcorn ceiling and sand it before he begins the demo of the kitchen, which is a total gut job.

    I predict that things may be completed by end of Sept. Going to be cooking and eating outside most of the summer and using paper plates and such. But we will do fine. We have plenty of campwear to use.

    I was thinking last night about how much Jesus humbled Himself by coming from the Father to enter into humanity. Sometimes we tend to think of how similar He is to us, like a "good buddy" as I have heard some say. But He really is unlike us in His perfection and holiness, far different. Something for me to study and give much thought to.

    Have a good Memorial Day weekend. Remembering all of those who fought for our country and our freedom and being grateful to the fruits of their sacrifice. And remembering loved ones who have died.

    Makes me thing of the great cloud of witnesses spoken of in Hebrews 11.
  • Ronald Whittemore - In Reply - 2 weeks ago
    Hey GiGi,

    Sounds like it is going a little slow, tell your construction guy to drink black cherry juice, it will help with gout, he can ask his doctor if he wants to confirm it if his doctor will. Just make it fun, a summer of cookouts and picnics. GiGi, I think it is clear we both love Jesus, and our faith is in Him and by Him is our salvation. We have discussed this before, I know your understanding and how you feel about mine unless that has changed, I hope your repairs go well and you can put things back in order.

    God bless,

    RLW
  • GiGi - In Reply - 2 weeks ago
    Thanks Ronald, I look forward to more conversations with you.


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