Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Saturday, May 22, 2010

May 22, 2010

photo by Ronnie Benner

Edgar Allen Poe’s character in ‘The Raven’
is despondent over a lost love, Lenore.
The raven’s presence and its quote ‘nevermore’,
was allowed to feed his depression until
he gives up all hope.
Such is one without faith and
the salvation of Jesus Christ.
Through the presence of the Holy Spirit
we realize that instead of
nevermore (without the presence of God)
it is evermore (peace and joy with Him)
and nevermore to sorrow and depression.

“Who among you fears the Lord
and obeys the word of his servant?
Let him who walks in the dark,
who has no light,
trust in the name of the Lord
and rely on his God.”
- Isaiah 50:10 NIV

“…and the ransomed of the Lord will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”
- Isaiah 35:10 NIV

“For the Son of Man came to seek
and to save what was lost."
- Luke 19:10 NIV


Karen said...

Amen! Evermore with the Lord!

Dee said...

Hello Larry, What a pleasant surprise to find you as a follower to my blog. It put a smile into my day. I really like your wonderful devotionals and will be back often to visit you. It is always a pleasure to meet other christian's and to share His word and how He is guiding each of us in or daily lives. Dee

Patrinas Pencil said...

Larry, I am pleased that you have visityed the Bridge and decided to follow. I have spent much time at your place - getting to know you through your postings of beautiful phots, poems and videos. Nice site. I just find myself wondering why you have few comments with such an outstanding place here. Not sure how you found my place but I'm following you now too. and just wanted to say "nice to meet a fellow christian on this journey through blogvilla". thanks for your gentle words and music to accompany your hand picked poems and devotional material.

Keep growing closer to Jesus!

PATRINA <")>><
His watchman on the wall