The Jeweler’s Work

A flood of names and faces began to parade before me. There were so many. As I heard and saw each one I could feel tears streaming down my cheeks. These were the jewels of life. Some I knew well and others only in passing. Soon another vision came, it was a large needle made of gold threaded with white silk. I could see this needle piercing each person’s heart, passing through easily, allowing the white thread to sew each one together. I sensed I was looking upon the Jeweler’s work to make a necklace of lives. Individually they were beautiful, but joined together they were the greatest of treasures.

Eph 4:1-6 (CEV) As a prisoner of the Lord, I beg you to live in a way that is worthy of the people God has chosen to be his own. Always be humble and gentle. Patiently put up with each other and love each other. Try your best to let God’s Spirit keep your hearts united. Do this by living at peace. All of you are part of the same body. There is only one Spirit of God, just as you were given one hope when you were chosen to be God’s people. We have only one Lord, one faith, and one baptism. There is one God who is the Father of all people. Not only is God above all others, but he works by using all of us, and he lives in all of us.

Kiss Of Love

Yes, you want her, look at her you know you do, It’s possible she wants you too, there is one way to ask her, it don’t take a word, not a single word, go on and kiss the girl”, this song stirred within me to the point I had to find it on the internet. A Disney movie had been made where a young girl’s voice had been taken away and only a kiss of love could restore it.

Going to my Word, I opened the pages to read from Song of Solomon. The beginning of the book starts out with “Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth, For Your love is better than wine” and near the end says, “You who dwell in the gardens, the companions listen for your voice, let Me hear it!”

Oh that all in this world could find their true voice by a kiss of love.

Lyrics from Disney, Little Mermaid, Kiss The Girl
Scriptures Song 1:2, 8:13

Send Me?

Then I said, “Here am I, Send me.” (Isa 6:8b)

In our zealous moments we cry out and pray to be sent; “feeling” it to be a truth at work inside of us. How we “feel” in that moment may well be heartfelt, but we need longevity. Longevity can only come from the Lord and not how we feel.

The Greatest

She stood before the gates of heaven looking around at all the people searching for the entrance. She did not understand how come they could not see the doors or hear the heavenly angels singing before this passageway. In observation, she took notice of a filmy substance over their eyes and sticky plugs in their ears.

As anxious as she had been to enter these gates, a sick feeling came upon her. How could she possibly seek her own desires when so many were still searching? With a new resolve she began to circulate among those seeking to find their way. With gentleness, she helped wash away the film and stickiness. Whenever they would try to turn, looking to find who had helped them see and hear, she would point toward the King Himself. Soon enough, each would find the gate of entry for themselves, not looking back again.

Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child (trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving) is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  (Mat 18:4 Amp)

Invisible Cloak

I donned my cloak of invisibility once more. No eyes could see me through this gown of humility. For good measure I got down on my knees. Becoming lower in my stature, eyes did not look upward at me. Instead I chose to look up into their eyes, sharing with them a love beyond human reasoning. I thought of how my King washed our feet. He served to cleanse us so we could walk as He did, so we could serve as He did.

John 13:1-17 (NIV) It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

“No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”

Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

“Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”

Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.

When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Travel Assignments

I had momentarily stopped on the road I traveled. I sat beneath the shade of a large tree, waiting. The time passing felt like forever, yet I understood the importance of being well rested. In the wait I opened my bible for nourishment. Replenishment rushed through me quickly. I longed to jump up and go again but there was purpose to the timing.

It was difficult to watch other travelers passing me by, they all seemed to be moving so quickly. Now and again someone would wave me to come along. I lay aside my desire to prematurely join them, choosing to listen for the Lord’s instructions for me. I cheered them on with what encouragement I was to offer, content to know my assignment was being fulfilled even in this sitting still.

John 5:19 So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.”