THEY CAME TO HEAR

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There were those who left their jobs and families behind to follow Him.  They gave up everything to be a part of it.  Some of them became His inner circle of workers and would someday continue to share the words He was now speaking to the crowds.

It was a new message.  For centuries our people had been bound by the tradition and ritual of our religion.  We knew that our God demanded perfection from us, but we it was a demand couldn’t keep because of the chains of sin which bound us.

Soon it became a tradition of good works and nothing we could do was going to take away our sin.  No sacrifice or offering could pay the price for disobedience to God. Only a perfect sin offering, without blemish could do that.

When Jesus spoke, people listened.  His message was filled with the hope we all longed for.  He talked about a kingdom not of this world.  He shared words about life in eternity with Him and complete forgiveness of sins.  These words were balm to heal the stinging ears that heard them.  His voice could reach from the middle of a lake to even the youngest in the audience.  He spoke with complete power and authority.  They hung on every word.

Soon the crowds grew so big that His time no longer was His own.  He often retreated to the mountains or the sea to regain His strength.  As a mother, I grew more and more concerned over the pressures being placed on His shoulders, but continuing to trust in God’s plan, I knew that this was nothing in comparison to what lay ahead for Him.

I could do nothing but wait for God’s will to be done.  In the meantime I would join the crowds, be still and listen.

 

 

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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