Tuesday, July 27, 2010

And It Came To Pass

*On April 8, 2008 I first penned the following post. It was only the second post I had ever written. At the suggestion of a dear blogger friend and because it seemed so appropriate on THIS particular morning, I am reposting it! Be blessed ya'll!,

I guess one of the first things I could share is one of my favorite bible phrases. That phrase is "it came to pass". It is found to be in the bible approximately 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, everything 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, caterpillars....and then blossom into something as beautiful a 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 had 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.

And now, for your listening pleasure, please enjoy Mississippi's Mass Choir's rendition of..."IT CAME TO PASS".


Patrina's Pencil said...

Thanks, Debra

It's always nice to know how a blogger picked their blog title....it helps us know you. Since I'm just recently browsing blogs again, I had not read this original post.

I love it! I always say ...this too shall pass... this is this season...they next season will bring in the new.. .

Thanks for the encouragement that this season will be just that - a season in a life with HIM.

God bless you THIS day!
Patrina <")>><

Shirl said...

Inspiring post!

Amrita said...

Debra, thanks for this truth, its so reassuring.

forsythia said...

So true. And the choir is inspired and inspiring.

Stacey said...

I need to remind myself of that often. Thanks for reminding me of it today, Debra!

goodnightgram said...

I LOVE the Mississippi Mass Choir! I find the phrase "and it came to pass" quite comforting. It keeps things in perspective. It's a great reminder that if things are suppose to 'pass' . . . we must let them.

goodnightgram said...

I LOVE the Mississippi Mass Choir! I find the phrase "and it came to pass" quite comforting. It keeps things in perspective. It's a great reminder that if things are suppose to 'pass' . . . we must let them.

xinex said...

It is a good reminder when we are feeling down, that nothing is ever permanent....Christine

Pat said...

This post is as timely today as when first written. It is the hope that Christans have..."it came to pass". We know that the seasons of our lives are in Gods hand, but sometimes we need a reminder like this wonderful post.
I LOVE this type of music, it needs to go on my ipod!!!

Deborah Ann said...

That's one of my favorite scriptures too. Everytime a trial comes up, just knowing that it will pass strengthens me, and helps me to face whatever comes my way. Beautiful post, Debra!

Maxine said...

Oh Wow, Debra! What a post! So glad you posted it again so your new friends could read it. So fitting and the choir's singing is so perfect to end it with!

And I see that new grandson!!! How very precious. Congratulations!!! Enjoy!!!

Judith said...

Hi Debra! So wonderful to get to know a new blogger. Thank you for dropping by and leaving your kind note.

I enjoyed this post. I remember reading in an old devotional many years ago about someone trying to help a moth get out of his cocoon and the great harm he did to it. It was a good reminder that sometimes the things that don't seem to "pass" soon enough are serving a purpose.

You mentioned a "Margaret" in your comments to me. I know several and would love to know which one you meant.

Again, thank you and if that isn't the cutest little baby boy! Congratulations and many blessings on him and his family.


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