God Does Work in Mysterious Ways

“awakening to God’s truth and will” unfolding in our lives.

GOD IS SO PATIENT WITH HIS PLAN AND WE HIS CHILDREN!  I thought how I would think it’s time for this freak show to end and I really felt that way until yesterday, and only because God allowed me to get a leg up on knowing all is not lost and He is totally in control of how this will all end-up and that isn’t my worry at all; but my concern is so very basic and simple.  A fellow blogger had responded to my no sugar coating commentary which was her typical gentle way of putting things in perspective, in order to move forward and make some kind of progress.  I want to chronicle here with some of my commentary then a few of her ideas along with another Christian’s idea from statements that all came into play when I took a walk with my dog yesterday, Thursday 3/12/2020.

Well here I am with another personal chronicle which ultimately will demonstrate once again that I’ve had some dots connecting around me.  Actually there are plenty of them connecting all of the time in all of our lives but most are happening like clockwork as routine as the sun rising and setting each day.  But, then there’s the myriad of  infinite  possibilities unfolding that we can neither truly fathom let alone be aware of at any given moment or even second and portions of one of those, down to the tiniest fraction that one can be divided before we are left with zero sections of pie left in the dish.  But, “God in His Mysterious Ways” can and does intercede sometimes in ever so slight and subtle ways, or as blatantly as a bucket of cold ice water in our faces.  My initial point though is to make sure not to get anyone agitated wondering what are you going on about this time Lawrence, just in case someone is in a hurry now, as most people usually are, too much so for their own good.  So, the last thing I need anyone to do is say I really have too much to do and if you’re going to blah, blah, blah then count me out!  Well, all I can say to that is don’t be hasty, and as most of us were told as children “haste makes waste;” so nobody should go rushing off half-cocked to count themselves out before they have all of the preliminary facts when indeed anybody may just be the singularly most important person that should be counted in on this excursion, though it may be a bit zig-zaggy, and I don’t mean go roll another joint so someone can try to escape this torment of giving me their undivided attention for a span of time, hopefully such a person will put those away, lol. God knows many have wasted more time online than they will ever want to admit, while still others have just gotten wasted period; so this isn’t going to “break the bank” by any means!

Now COVID-19 has already become a household term and hopefully not for the worst reason in your case, but if you or anyone you know is unfortunate enough to have it I do pray that it will disappear as quickly as it made its appearance in your life. Outside of that my reason for bringing that up was because about the same time it came into the headlines, so too was all of the usual crazy off the wall politics and typical MSM sensationalizing crap that really gets me fuming and so disgusted with the mess people have made of this world, and then even on top of that many people I can’t bear to think about them let alone look at their sorry pusses on the TV or internet!

But, now I’ll drive my point home regarding my infuriation lately with something you may have already read on my previous blog article the day before yesterday, but I do this not to drive you off or make myself come across like one of those  horridly annoying human beings we see way too much in the media repeating themselves with their same old shtick, say for example the putrid Chuck Todd of Meet the Press, and who actually have a lot to do with how our lives may go depending on how they perform the tasks at hand for their  puppet masters, and if they have a real conscience with integrity being first and foremost; but as you know that’s a tall order to fill with the likes of the tools or trolls running around calling themselves our betters in politics and media, and many even being charged with the duties of public office!

So, before I speak to the remarkably calming and spiritually refreshing occurrence that happened on Thursday when I was out hiking with my dog, I’ll just use a few excerpts from my previous writing yesterday interlaced with some other commentary to attempt to chronicle the progression of dots and the difficulties leading up to this Epiphany.

Things just seem to go from bad to worse with the human race each passing week; especially if we stay plugged into the MSM, New World Order “media appendage,” or propaganda arm for the ruling class, elite and some of the most wicked despots on the planet, AKA, Killery, Soros, Obozo and even sympathizers for Evil Iran, after the terrorist mastermind Qassem Soleiman was taken out in the “theater of terrorism war planning!” It makes me want to puke when I see the leftist, wicked, perverted minded Dems and MSM catering to such brutal evil monsters and the regimes they are part of namely Iran’s mullahs running that country based on a totally false, fabricated, political ideology masquerading as a religion of Islam, but yet many of these same people in the millions continue to push the “kill the babies agendas” that’s become a cottage industry and has total diabolical roots and purpose here on earth!   And yet we hear Pelosi’s rant this week that she and her party of “lost souls” want to save lives from COVID-19, but she has to have more cash to kill babies?   The New York Times sewer publication and most MSM acted like they lost their great hero and mentor; a most evil, demented devil of terror when Soleiman was taken out.  OK, so you most assuredly get my message how upset I’ve been and at whom generally speaking.  Then something happened when I focused more on prayer and seeking insight from our God via the Holy Spirit.  I know for me much of my dot connecting happens with walks or hikes, sometimes very long ones, but they are always worth it not just for the obvious reasons but because I’ve had actual revelation come my way.  This was the case again on “Thursday’s Hike.”   Because when on this hike there came a juncture or “crossroads” if you will, right along the path, where I was to encounter a woman and her granddaughter, a newly born child of God only 9 months of age, and some of what I’m about to tell you was actually some text I wrote to another fellow blogger just previous to the hike and after it, that all tied together  with the previous conversation about depressing worldly affairs and so many people going against God these days; being antichrist!

The way the hike time got set and the whole progressive excursion had to unfold, too many dots that had to line up exactly in order for this to have happened and one that I can point out now that was so obvious, was while on the hike with my dog, a hawk suddenly appeared in a tall tree a couple of  hundred feet ahead of us and just when I brought my eyes into alignment with it, that bird suddenly flew off in a “particular direction,” and although there were a few directions we could head off into, I had in a fleeting fraction of a moment thought about hiking to a “particular destination” which is in the same direction that the hawk flew, that is along that path; where we could stop to rest, then back track!  And so, that was the cue, we did just that and got to our resting spot, and after relaxing for a time headed back.  When we got back to the open area this woman was coming toward us pushing a baby stroller from the opposite direction and we were going to run into each other with not a minute to spare one way or the other, because both of us it turns out were going to depart away from our potential encounter ahead or that encounter point; crossroad!  That was a God Send and meant to bring focus upon what a fellow Christian blogger had mentioned the night before when I had complained about all the turmoil in the world; on what the most important factors are to keep in mind when in battle, which is what we all are in just like this movie I told her about that I love, the old classic “Heaven Knows Mr. Allison,” because God speaks to him at a “critical juncture” or “convergence” point, while he is with a Catholic Nun marooned on a Japanese occupied island in the Pacific during WWII; which ultimately leads to this Marine, a good heartened soul of a man saving many troops lives, and I told her that she and her husband will see what I mean and love it when they watch that movie, which also has a lot to do with today’s message.

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These are literal examples of God at work in our midst helping us along where need be or when it really is very important or vital to accomplish His will, especially in helping others who we can by being His instruments, because in the final analysis His will is going to be done, no two ways about it, not anything or anybody else’s, that is what this Christian blogger, a Catholic, helped me to focus on with her telling me how to try focusing on prayer and doing good, even in the midst of so much turmoil; and by the way, that is what the Marine does in battle, the real deal; but I sometimes tend to react too emotionally.  What she was saying is like what my dad always told me to do in a tough situation, “remain cool, calm and collected!”  Now here I should mention that for this other blogger and myself to be having conversation about some serious challenges that came our way in life which took a lot of faith and prayer to overcome, this too was part of the hike journey leading to a truer “awakening to God’s truth and will” unfolding in our lives. As I had tried to explain my dilemma to her why I was so distraught but, Scripture does tell us plainly that in “End Times” this world will be that bad, so bad in fact that it won’t seem like there is any relief!  Now that’s a big problem to tackle for all of mankind, if only “all the corrupt politicians would GO AWAY,” I figure!  If we aren’t in “End Times” yet, we sure as hell are close!  Of course I must temper this train of thought with the reality of how much, much worse so many people are having it than me, how there are those who suffer incomprehensible pain or sorrow; so that is the reality check needed to put it all in proper perspective.  I must thank God for all of the abundance of gifts He gives to me each moment of every day!  Be humble is the key.

Already out of all this conversation and hiking on these paths I see how we are gifted even in spite of any unhappy events that had hurt my fellow blogger in her past that she mentioned, just like some similar things happened to me I can see this as a good metaphor, the “Flight of the Phoenix” rising up out of the ashes, as in the sense of being very down trodden and in an injured vulnerable position, to be seeing nothing but defeat and loss; but look what happened by the miraculous loving power of our Lord Jesus Christ!  He reached into her heart through her faith and healed it, blessing her with strength of character and intuitive insights that she would never have achieved otherwise!  Same with me in a way; as over the last 15 years I could say evil and nefarious deeds were directed at me to punish and torment my heart and take away the joy and happy go lucky kid that was always there but now though I felt sorry for myself at moments or angry and disappointed, I never allowed that to overwhelm me because of “my faith in Jesus” that my parents and grandparents instilled in me; and of course God when He planned me in His infinite wisdom, “The Master Potter,designed me to be who He needed me to be so I could grow to be who I am now, in spite of those destructive attacks upon my life and heart, and to ultimately do His will serving Him alone, in order to help fulfill His plan!  I too like my blogger friend sister in Christ wouldn’t go back if I could and get an easier path to avoid the hardships and pain because I know now, and Jesus of course does, that I’m better off because of my not giving up or trying to fight fire with fire!

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Discernment she had mentioned to me in her comment is so vital, and that is the key, I had to carefully learn my hard lessons and discern as I could with Jesus leading the way, but learning how to do it so much better than ever before, to be receptive and listen to Him closely from my inner most heart!  My mom to me has always been a beautiful woman and not perfect by any means but not a disaster like some friends I had growing up whose parents with serious alcohol or other disruptive, painful problems added to their burden of daily life.  As a kid I noticed my Mom was emotional and that took me time to learn how to understand her more as I grew up, but she had some difficulties growing up even like my friend did, and having many children is a hard thing to go through, but she was always attentive and loving to all of her children like a true Mother in my eyes, like the “Blessed Mother!”  My grandmothers along with my mom all used to tell me growing up, “when the kids get all messed up or in trouble out in public, they blame the mother, because it’s her task to teach them and guide them properly in all matters of behavior and civility, to have a conscience and proper respectful attitude; and of course always loving Jesus!”  Such good women I’ve had, OMG I want to cry thinking of them all, really fine women even like my friend!  “The best of the best!”  I know this is so true about Jesus, “He is always holding our right hand!”

But because, I had been so stirred up by the world events and even my own personal difficulties caused by other people; I needed to regain the proper perspective and focus!  God is so good in doing that for us just perfectly, if we will allow Him totally into our hearts to speak to us and lead us to paths of righteousness.  This verse came to mind after the encounter with the woman with her granddaughter, and upon reading a comment from my blogger friend.

“19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.”  Romans 12:19 NKJV

As I mentioned this other blogger and I having conversation prior to and after I met the woman and baby, I had some of the following to say to her and I attempt here to elaborate or add to what was said so I’m including partly what was in the conversation and what I’m seeing in all of this now.

But, returning to the encounter as I looked ahead and saw this woman with a baby stroller heading right toward us in a completely open and almost desolate area, in this part of a community, wide open spaces with several paths or roads to take, that I’ve often traveled through heading to my home, but this time I felt a definite certainty and purpose unfolding by just allowing those words we sometimes hear Christians saying; “Let go and let God,” actually was taking place as this was not by chance but only by God’s directing it for His ultimate purpose and of course to help us!  I have to ask are we willing servants and warriors ready to follow His will?

We know from my previous writings that on these long walks, with Jesus, at times some important dots get connected, don’t we!  I was thinking about your last comment and my lengthy reply and about the idea my father would stress to me about putting things in perspective.  On the walk today I came to this very wide open space area as I was making the loop back home when out in this area a lady with a stroller was heading right toward me and my dog.  We were virtually the only people around and the day being very comfy we slowed a moment to engage in a nice how do you do interlude.  The baby was her granddaughter of 9 months and this baby was so beautiful and bright eyed it was astounding to me!  It was so captivating to look into the babies most beautiful innocent eyes, truly into the soul of an innocent baby!

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This baby wouldn’t take her eyes off of me as we spoke there for a while, and it turned out the lady grew up in the same neck of the woods as me and my siblings.  It also turns out that we had some family dots connecting as her father and grandfather had been in law enforcement and my father knew many of these same folks with some very close ties to them in his growing up and through business relations.  I still couldn’t get over how this baby kept staring at me so innocent and sweet with eyes from heaven and I almost want to cry now thinking how precious that child from God is; and this dawned on me, how like you said it’s what we focus our attention on that will matter from here on out to whatever comes, that’s all in God’s hands, but to that I say, these precious babies are in ours now and that is our first priority!  Boy, do I love little babies, even my mom used to say so when I was a teen and would give a bottle of milk to my youngest sibling or baby cousins, and they loved me too, it was easy to tell as I would make them laugh and smile so much when I would clown around making silly faces and different voices or tickle them on the cheek or chin, “COOCHIE, COOCHIE COO!”  We talked about the bad scene in politics me and this woman, not the baby, she kept trying to figure me out I  guess; and how so many things are out of whack, and this nice lady agreed how the media is so warped or biased; as I say “running the evil agenda.”  But, phooey on that, we need to use our noggins to put the pieces of the puzzle together and get the best picture we can then get to work doing what we can that’s helping those babies and all the innocent beautiful things that are still in abundance all around us and be receptive that way to do God’s will, that’s the ticket!  I know that after my mentioning this meeting to you in another comment you said you had a granddaughter who when a newborn of just one day looked into your eyes and seemed like she was saying hi to you, even making a sound, and this I see is similar to how it was when the baby I met looked at me, how she was talking to me through her eyes and her soul was connecting to mine, being so innocent and a new soul God put in this world!

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This whole message of yours is turning out to be a kind of spiritual “manna from heaven” to me, because again I see how God’s Holy Spirit is literally handing us knowledge and insight!I thought she was trying to say: “Hi’ to me 🤗. She is 22 now, and training to be a nurse.” That was what you told me.  This makes me want to cry because now that you said this I must say that little baby today looking at my face so peaceful, calm and in a state of grace as she stared into my eyes, she was talking to me silently and the Holy Spirit was there between us making that possible to convey something beyond what I could see with my eyes, and to say that you will know what the reason is for a given thing happening even if it’s when you leave this life and go with God when all will be revealed. 👼  The Holy Spirit was there between us making that possible to convey something beyond what I could see with my eyes for sure, and the baby is so fresh and new from God who knew that child of His before it was in the womb as he made that baby the unique soul that it is, and it was meant to meet me there that day so we could make the connection, that was God’s will at work, and what it all means I can speculate in essence like you have extolled here about your first encounter with your granddaughter and she wanting to speak to you which led to her becoming an “angel of mercy” now all these years later!  I just recalled how my mother told me many times when I was a new born and before I could walk or talk as a baby,  “I was so quiet and had an air about me as I too stared at others intently.”  But, also like my father would tell me, “what was meant to be was meant to be and you may not know the reason why something happened now or even in your lifetime on this earth, but rest assured there is a reason and God will reveal it and you will know what it is when you should.”  He went on to say that, “you will know what the reason is for a given thing happening even if it’s when you leave this life and go with God when all will be revealed.

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You had asked me what is a favorite scripture of mine just the previous evening to which I replied I have many favorites, but I’ll be thinking about this.  Now after this encounter with this nice woman and her grandchild this is what I’m thinking God wanted me to say right now, as it came immediately to my mind when I picture the baby I met today with her nice grandmother.  And, I know this is what God wants me to say because as you were aware I was troubled by some of these global events happening currently to the point of not sleeping well and the effect has been noticeable in my speech and thinking the last couple of days as I also see my enemies local and otherwise are still hating me and looking to hurt me further as they are influenced by evil without a doubt, but this is the TRUTH God says to focus on NOW!

“2 Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have [a]ordained strength,
Because of Your enemies,
That You may silence the enemy and the avenger. Psalm 8:2 New King James Version (NKJV)

I will say this my sister in Christ Jesus, I sense that God wanted that baby to encounter this man and hear him speaking while looking into his eyes to “witness for God like an angel,” and the same for me to see the awe and absolute beauty I beheld in that “most precious little innocent baby girl like a cherub from heaven” to be in that state now for a time, then as she grows up to carry that essence of God’s Holy Spirit working among us, because her work might very well be such a saving grace to others in the future perhaps like your granddaughter being “an angel of mercy” helping the needy and sick or infirm!  Something special was happening in that encounter today beyond my understanding it fully, that God directed; and something will materialism from it in the future!

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And if this don’t beat all, yesterday you asked me if I had a favorite Scriptural verse and I had a flash of verse come to my mind which I believe was the appropriate one for me to say at that point, but said I would think about this idea further as well.  Then this morning I received a notification that a fellow blogger had just posted a verse which I say speaks directly to what you’ve been offering as your personal insight to my own sadness and anger about what I see happening on a global level with mankind.  Now I must share this verse here and thank you again for the connecting of such important dots in our daily lives! 😊  🙏 🙏

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7 NASB

I add here one other that is at the top of my all-time favorite verses which my mother had a lot to do with it being so if not making sure it was my favorite!

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

I’m sure I should mention Psalm 23 makes me cry, it is so deep into my soul when I think of those words from God letting us know that nothing should be feared if we truly walk with the Lord our God in the Holy name of Jesus!  Amen.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

 

Like you my sister in Christ Jesus, I too am in continued unrelenting amazement as I read your words and actually began crying as I felt God’s presence and glory touching within my heart and soul, saying again just as in the walk and other times lately, “I Am here!”  I just absorbed those three words this second after typing them and felt the tears welling up so powerfully, these are never tears of sadness, but tears of joy and peace, knowing our Lord loves us, and He isn’t looking beyond us or ever going to forget us, “WE BELONG TO HIM!”  It is we children of God who lose sight and go astray from all that it is we need, and could ever dream of, like wanton foolish or even truly rebellious children, that allow themselves to become confused when the “WHOLE TRUTH” is right before them, as they only need to, “ask and the door will be opened,” He is always waiting on the other side for us to enter into our personal relationship knowing and loving Him by just opening our hearts to Him, so we may join Him in our inheritance, to be members of His glorious everlasting loving family, to be as one and loving each other beyond measure or words; for eternity!

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God Himself has shown us so much in the last 24 to 36 hours that I see clearly that I should form a compilation of what transpired in order to serve Him in this acknowledgement not for me alone but for so many others who need to come back into the fold, to not be lost or scattered as we see happening all around in the world, that was what was so troubling to me lately and God said, He is on it, and wants me and others to be a part of the solution here on earth; while our work for Him isn’t completed yet.

Thank you Lord again so much for helping to open our inner sight to the TRUTH!

All Glory is Yours Jesus Christ our Lord, Savior and Redeemer.

13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!”  “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”  “Blessed is the king of Israel!”  John 12:13 (NIV)

Lawrence Morra

Post Script 3/18/2020

Steady and true is our course!  If our focus is truly upon the Lord, then our destination is a certainty that nothing can change!  One day at a time seeking His will we move closer to Him. “For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7.  Thank you brothers and sisters in Christ, for your faithful efforts in serving our Lord! 🙏

Author: Lawrence Morra

Have worked in creative and news visual media as a photographer or cameraman and this POV has given me a better insight or view of the world. The Cameraman's POV. His Perspective on many things. All content on this site is copyrighted© by Lawrence Morra/Zero Lift-Off. All rights reserved. Email: lmor3@aol.com

8 thoughts on “God Does Work in Mysterious Ways”

  1. Hi Lawrence ! This is a beautiful post, very encouraging, and the pictures are soothing. Especially the little baby.
    I like when you mentioned God as the Master Potter, who designs all of his human masterpieces so uniquely, and who orchestrates all the events of our lives, so that we will continue to grow spiritually.
    Thanks for posting this. 🤗

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    1. Good day there Sally! Thank you very much for saying such a nice thing and really having some visceral connection to the article and those pictures which I gathered in such a hurry, but again thanks to God they came along in time as i was fading after 1:00 am trying to finish. I actually went back and the second paragraph wasn’t written to my satisfaction sounding too personal even though meant as a bit of dry humor, it needed to be rephrased which I did to it. You just stated perfectly what I was trying to say there about God being the Maser Potter, so I’m especially happy that got across the right way, as He wants all of His children to grow spiritually to do His will and eventually be with Him in heaven. I’d like to ask you when you get a chance if you could look at it again and see how that second paragraph with the Zig Zaggy comment looks, I was the one actually feeling Zig Zaggy at the time, so sleepy head; and if that’s now worse or anything else in the whole piece is out of whack, please let me know so I can address it as I was very exhausted yesterday having had only four hours sleep and several hours past bedtime. God Bless. 🤗 🙏

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      1. Hi Lawrence !
        I was just getting ready to re-read your post, when I received your text asking me if I would read it again.
        God’s timing is always perfect !
        You make many profound points in the article, and I one I really noticed this time is the reminder not to rush around so much.
        As you said : ‘haste makes waste.’
        When we realize that God does not live in time and space as humans do, we tend to take life more slowly, and notice thousands of blessings that we would not see if we were rushing.
        My husband tells me that I have a unique talent….That of “doing nothing”.
        I consider that as a compliment !! What appears to be “doing nothing”, is actually praying, or simply spending time with God in a comfortable silence.
        More than anything, God wants to spend time with each of us, and we often sense his presence when we are enjoying the blessings of life in a calm manner.
        This is a well presented and thoughtful post.
        Thanks, Lawrence. 🤗

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      2. WOW! Absolutely true everything you said here and I agree with both you and your husband having a keen eye and inner sense of reality and knowing our heavenly Father! I set a target to complete something and that comes from my having been on a tight schedule in some of the employment I had when I was more machine than person running the gauntlet with precision timing for an international commerce transporter, you know “time is money” stuff being paramount so much could be at stake if not on time, especially if I wanted my job; and thus I might be a bit fried and ingrained with rushing which is dissipating thankfully these days but I have to work on that. It’s much less stressful and such an optimum way of utilizing our energy and opportunities as humans, which God bestows upon us; the way that you do it. I’m working on it and “a word to the wise is sufficient” too, so thank you! I had not even totally proofread the article but figured I publish it and worry about damage control later, not a good thing, what’s the hurry! Wake up Lawrence!
        Like I said if you spot anything important enough to fix let me know, but I knew you would especially love the gorgeous baby photo in there! OMG brings tears to my eyes; so precious and a miracle to behold! Take care and thanks! 🤗 🙏 🙏

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    1. Matthew, thank you for the strong encouragement and support as we try our best to serve our Lord Jesus. Hope and prayer are so powerful, and that is one of our missions here, to be ever mindful of our Lord Jesus in the activities of our daily lives and to share the hope of His everlasting covenant with us. Our Salvation is before us!

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