Sweet Escape

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When my heart begins to fret
and my tears I can’t forget,
I run to you…in sweet escape,
and dare to look upon your face.

When my heart begins to trust
I recall I’m made from dust,
lean on you in sweet embrace,
find your mercy, love, and grace.

When my heart begins to sing
and my soul brings offer-ing,
Heaven’s song of sweetest praise,
fills my nights and all my days.

When temptation comes; God will provide the way of escape, so that you
will be able to endure it.
Hebrews 10:13

Because She Believed

There’s Light up ahead beyond earth’s shadows, 


A new day is dawning, because she believed.
Sickness, pain and sorrow are behind her.
Heaven’s rejoicing, because she believed. 

The One seated on the throne said, Behold I make all things new.

Revelation 21: 5 

A Rose Blooms in Heaven

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They say roses don’t bloom in winter, But I know one who does.
The one who’s gone before you,
Blooms in heaven above.

God says there are no tears in heaven. They’ve all been wiped away. For the One who’s gone before us, has given a brand new day.

They say there is much joy in heaven,

For loved ones who are there;
Wait joyfully for the day all see,
Dear loved ones—oh so fair.

And on that day, we too will sing
With angels from above;
As we worship our Redeemer,
The object of our love.

Reflections from: John 14: 1-3, Rev. 21:1-5

© Glenda Mills 2012

A Crown of Thorns

They placed a crown of thorns
on His head, forcing Him to carry
His cross up Golgotha’s hill.

The perfect Son of God, cocooned
in human flesh; nailed to the cruel
Cross of Calvary.

 “If He’s the Son of God, they mocked,
let Him come down 
and save Himself!

Jesus could have come down that day, yet He chose to stay and
 laid down His life for you and me. Then as his life’s blood ebbed away,
the Lamb of God cried out, “It is finished! Father into Your hands,
I commit my spirit.

Look beyond Calvary’s tree to the veil in the temple, torn from top to bottom,
making it possible for you and me to enter the Holy of Holies… 
The Most Holy Place of the Living God.

He descended into hell. But wait! On the third day, Jesus rose from the grave. Now with the Godhead’s Glory fully returned,

Jesus appeared to the disciples and more than 500 witnesses in His glorified body.

Forty days later, Jesus ascended back to heaven and left the message to go and make disciples.

The Son of God has come down to man,
revealed the love of the Father…
made forgiveness and restoration possible.
One day we shall know Him as He is.
We will gaze upon His face,
In the place He has prepared…
A place in the Father’s eternal house.
A new heaven and earth…
No more tears, pain, sorrow, or death.