Tuesday, March 24, 2009

And It Came To Pass: Revisited

***In early April I will be celebrating my first blog-a-versary. I had been looking back at some of my earliest post and felt impressed to re-post this one. Originally post on April 11, 2008.

And It Came To Pass

I guess one of the first things I could share is one of my favorite bible phrases. That phrase is "it came to pass". I found it to be in the bible approx. 457 times according to crossdaily.com.
There are few things in life outside of knowing God and Jesus, that can be counted on more than the knowledge that "it all comes to pass".

You see, we can be in the deepest, darkest valley, with no hope of anything changing and there is comfort in knowing that given enough time , "it will pass." Times are hard? It will pass.....a bad day?...it will pass......sickness......it will pass and on and on.

By the same token, if you are high up on the mountain top, all is well in your world, everthing is good and alright, well............my friend.....it will pass. Yes, change is what life is all about.

As I have gotten older I don't accept change as well as I did when I was younger. Seems there is much comfort in things and situations staying the same. I am reminded though how sometimes change is good if only I am able to embrace it and accept it. Maybe that is one of the reasons I love butterflies. They start out as something not really so pretty, catapillars........(I think?) then blossom into something as beautiful creature as a colorful butterfly. My how they are pretty. Change is necessary for them to become what God would have them to be.

I have to remind myself of that often as my children have left home one by one. It made me sad, but now I see change in them and know that God is working something beautiful in their life and the lives of their families.

It came to pass........thank you Father for change. Someday all things will be old and then we will be able to truly embrace what is new........that is our new home in heaven! Oh the streets of gold how lovely they will be. This old body with all its flaws ..changed. And oh! to see the face of my sweet Jesus, I long for that day!

And it came to pass.

Blessings of peace and all that is good,
MeMaw... aka Debra


Saija said...

well you must have posted this for me!

"and it came to pass" is a most excellent verse ... and you've posted a very powerful and encouraging devotional ... thank you so much, Debra!

i just finished reading Don Piper's book "90 minutes in heaven" ... that encouraged my heart about our time on earth feeling like nothing - once we enter heaven ...

and it came to pass ...

blessings on your week!

Andrea said...

MeMaw, thank you for this lovely, moving post. Just the other day my younger son informed me that he and his little family won't be coming home for Thanksgiving as was previously planned. They are going to Africa on a missions trip. I am happy for them and proud of them, but a little disappointed they'll be absent at our table. Change is difficult, but oh, so necessary for us as Christians. The Lord truly moves us from faith to faith. Thank you for sharing these beautiful, timely words today. All is about Jesus and His glory. Many blessings to you.


Susan said...

Great thought, Debra. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Just Me said...

I love those words as well, and enjoyed your post! Thanks for posting it again.


Sita said...
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Sita said...

A very heartwarming devotional...I too have heard.."This too shall pass.."..At first it annoyed me, but now I am at the age to appreciate the wisdom behind this statement..yes, God is going to carry me through as He has done in the past...it will pass...
thank you for this...
Love, Sita

Kellie H said...

I think my favorite part of the Bible isn't a phrase necessarily but a word. The word "BUT" appears so many times when we need it most! "For the wages of sin is death BUT the gift of God is eternal life." How wonderful is the word BUT! You're truly great MeMaw. I love you!