A TRIBUTE TO MY DEAREST MOTHER …

A TRIBUTE TO MY MOTHER, ZENA ASHTON

“I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread” (Psalm 37:25)

This tribute was written by a very dear friend of mine …

ANOTHER GODLY LIFE

Today’s Scripture verse was the favourite of a dear friend who went to be with the Lord some years ago.  This reading is a tribute to her as she lived her life according to God’s Word.  She trusted Him and advised others never to run away from things but to believe that the Lord would provide.

In other ways too, Zena’s faith in God was clearly visible.  I was always amazed at her hospitality.  If someone needed a bed for the night or needed to stay for a longer period, they were made to feel welcome, even if they were comparative strangers to her.  Most Sundays you would not only find the immediate family at the dining room table, guests were invited to share the meal.

When my own dear mother became too frail to stay alone at home whilst I was at work, she too was welcomed into this Godly home.  I would take her there in the morning and fetch her at the end of the working day.  It was from there that we had to take her to a care home where she lived for just over three months before the Lord called her home.    In spite of working fulltime, Zena found the time to visit her regularly at the care home.

Zena’s goal in life was to share the Lord Jesus Christ with people.  She led Bible studies for her church, and some saw her as their spiritual mother.  An excellent teacher, respected by all in her primary school classes, she was able also to explain God’s Word simply and clearly, so that people could grasp its truth and meaning.

Music was another love in Zena’s life.  She mastered the art of piano playing early in life and later used this gift in the Lord’s service as organist for morning and evening services at the church.

Today would have been Zena’s birthday and I thank God for the memory of her and the way she lived her life to the glory of her Saviour.

A Godly woman “opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue” (Proverbs 31:26)

[This reading is taken from the book “Amber’s Story – Walking back into the Light” by Lorraine Lorenz]
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No Tears in Heaven

 

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes.  There will no more death, or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Rev 21:4 NIV)

 Eternal Joy

How many people can you think of of who, just in the last year, have:

  • been bereaved
  • been seriously ill
  • been involved in an accident
  • been made redundant from work
  • suffered from serious stress and anxiety
  • suffered from depression
  • had serious family problems
  • been divorced or separated
  • been victims of crime

The list goes on and on ….

How amazing it is then to think that a day is coming (for all those who have trusted the Lord Jesus as their Saviour) when all these horrific things will be forever past and gone!   Can we even begin to imagine what that will be like?

Another Scripture tells us that no eye has ever seen and no ear has ever heard, neither has it even entered into the mind of any human being, what God has prepared for those who love Him.

In the light of what the Bible tells us (and we know that not a single one of God’s promises has ever failed or ever will fail), let us as His children take courage anew today.  When life throws its worst at us, let us remember that it will be worth it all when we see Jesus!

And if you have never opened the door of your life to Jesus, why wait any longer?  Do it now – before your heart is left eternally cold and silent because His pleading has finally ceased and will never be heard again.

(This is an extract from the Daily Devotional book, “Amber’s Story – Walking Back into the Light” by Lorraine Lorenz.  Highly recommended.  Obtainable from Amazon – paperback & Kindle format)

The End Times (Daniel 12)

THE END TIMES (Daniel 12)

We are living in very troubled and dangerous times and according to the Bible, what we are seeing happening all around us, globally, is indicative of the last days prior to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ (and yes, He IS coming back again).

I feel led to share this beautiful poem penned by Lorraine Lorenz in her daily devotional book, “Amber’s Story – Walking Back into the Light”

The angel is speaking to Daniel
Revealing the things still to come
In far distant future he sees them
In God’s time these things will be done.

The Antichrist ruling the nations
Unparalleled cruelty to man
Distress so severe, it’s unequalled
To any, since nations began

At that time the Archangel Michael
Protecting God’s people of old,
Will rise up with power from Heaven
And take on his God-given role

Behold now the great resurrection
Of all those asleep in the dust
The saved ones will rise to perfection
Perdition, the fate of the lost.

To shine as the brightness of Heaven
Be wise and your wisdom impart
For those who lead many to [Jesus]
Eternally shine as the stars

Then someone enquired of the angel,
“How long will these things take to be?”
“For a time and times and a half time”,
[Or “3 and one half years”] said he.

The angel continued his message
“The words are now rolled up and sealed
Till the time of the end, when so surely
[These secrets will all be revealed]”

No matter what anyone might think to the contrary, these things will happen.

One thing is sure, we cannot tell the day or the hour, but the Bible tells us we can discern the season … that season is here and we need to be sure we are ready to meet the Lord Jesus as our Saviour and not as our Judge.

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God bless

Day Ashton

Daily Devotional … Amber’s Story – Walking Back into the Light

I just wanted to take a few moments to share a mini video with you all.

It is about a new Daily Devotional written by a dear friend:  Amber’s Story – Walking Back into the Light.

I share it now as it may be an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones.

Take a look and visit her site as well

I’d love to hear your feedback.   It has been a great blessing and encouragement to me.

Watch the video now (less than 2 minutes in length!)