True joy is heaven-“O Beulah Land…”

I repost something I wrote quite awhile ago, praying for those (including myself), who had lost very, very special people in their lives. There was a loss, a void, a great sadness… So in honor of a woman I sat next to at the Regional Championship swim meet just a few weeks ago, and her two lovely girls – who happened to open up to me, that her husband and the girls daddy passed away this day last year, March 25. March 25th will never be the same for them, ever. But I pray that the darkness of night and loss lift a bit when then think of Beulah Land…so near, not far. Very near, forever beautiful…

See God's Hand

Don’t we just love those fantastic aerial pictures of the mountain climber at the top of the peak from the highest point overlooking all the surrounding land? We would almost say, these pictures are ‘heavenly!’ The pictures are expressions of ‘true joy’ here on earth!

Oh, how we need these heavenly pictures of true joy! They inspire us, they touch us, they lift us to a new place of hope and inspiration. They change our thoughts to ‘think on things that are good’ (Phil 4), and to ‘set our minds on things above’ (Col 3). It’s as if the pictures put a song on our heart again. God knows what we need, so He gives us pictures, to inspire us and in the next breath it seems, He gives us a song.

“The LORD is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation.”Exodus 15:2.

Yes, He is active…

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Author: tonirypkema

Wife to 1, mother of 11, daughter of 1. "The most amazing woman in the world." -Jared (son)

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