Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy. And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border. Jeremiah 31:16, 17.
Christ is coming with clouds and with great glory. A multitude of shining angels will attend Him. He will come to raise the dead, and to change the living saints from glory to glory. He will come to honor those who have loved Him, and kept His commandments, and to take them to Himself. He has not forgotten them nor His promise. There will be a relinking of the family chain.
The day of God will reveal how much the world owes to godly mothers. . . .
When the judgment shall sit, and the books shall be opened; when the “well done” of the great Judge is pronounced, and the crown of immortal glory is placed upon the brow of the victor, many will raise their crowns in sight of the assembled universe, and pointing to their mother say: “She made me all I am through the grace of God. Her instruction, her prayers, have been blessed to my eternal salvation.”
With joy unutterable, parents see the crown, the robe, the harp, given to their children. The days of hope and fear are ended. The seed sown with tears and prayers may have seemed to be sown in vain, but their harvest is reaped with joy at last. Their children have been redeemed.
Oh, wonderful redemption! long talked of, long hoped for, contemplated with eager anticipation, but never fully understood.
To His faithful followers Christ has been a daily companion and familiar friend. They have lived in close contact, in constant communion with God. Upon them the glory of the Lord has risen. In them the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ has been reflected. Now they rejoice in the undimmed rays of the brightness and glory of the King in His majesty. They are prepared for the communion of heaven; for they have heaven in their hearts.
Maranatha p. 308
Prayer Requests
—–Please pray for my mom. She is having slurred speech and they don’t know why. Amy
—–Please pray for Roger. He is in the hospital and they don’t know what is wrong with him. Angela
—–Please pray for Gary who is in the hospital with a blood clot in his lung. Esther
—–Please pray for the following evangelistic meetings: • Stayton, OR (Sep – Oct) Brian McMahon • Mountain Center, CA (Sep 4 – 6) GYC, Doug Batchelor • Inchelium Mission Church, WA (Sep 5) Dennis Priebe, Amazing Facts Revivalist • Decatur, GA (Sep 5 – 19) “It’s Time to Wake Up” fall evangelistic series • Beaverton, OR (Sep 12 – 19) Arturo King • Burnaby Westminster Church, BC (Sep 11 – 12) Dennis Priebe, Amazing Facts Revivalist • Valley View, OR (Sep 11 – Oct 3) Ryan Day, Amazing Facts • Hood View, OR (Sep 11 – Oct 10) Brian Simmons • Fulton, MO (Sep 11 – Oct 10) Wyatt Allen, Amazing Facts • Longmont, CO (Sep 11 – Oct 17) Tim Jones, Amazing Facts • Eureka, MT (Sep 11 – Oct 10) Dave Steward, Amazing Facts • Sharon, OR (Sep 13 – 19) Carlton Byrd, Breath of Life • Seattle South Center Church, WA (Sep 18 – 19) Dennis Priebe, Amazing Facts Revivalist • Red Bluff Church, CA (Sep 25 – 26) Dennis Priebe, Amazing Facts Revivalist
—– Please continue to keep our family in prayer. We see the blessings of Divine aid yet we still need your prayers. Nicole
Dear Friends
When Esther Marie was a little girl, she had the strangest habit. I had a part time job where I visited different homes on different days of the week. Whenever I came home, my children would greet me with the usual hugs and kisses, but Esther added one more way of greeting. Esther Marie smelled my clothes.
When asked, Esther replied that she was seeing whose house I had been to. I challenged her to tell me where I had been that day. She did. I was surprised that anyone could have such an acute sense of smell. Over the years, I began to notice (when my allergy-ridden nose would allow) that each family’s house or workplace has a certain unique smell.
Just as the smells from the places I had been had clung to my clothes, so the places we go, the things we do, what we see and hear have a lasting effect upon us Scientific studies have shown that we take on the characteristics of whomever we are around for as little as ten minutes. We can see this phenomenon in phrases and gestures that find their origin from various television programs. How important, then, it is to choose our friends wisely. The influence of our associates changes us for good or for evil.
How important it is that we guard “the avenues to the soul.” The Bible says, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” Amos 3:3 That agreeing may not be present at first, but as we associate together, there is a blending of ideas and actions.
“Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.” Ps 119:37 Our Great Creator has promised a reward to those who are careful to turn away from the bad and cling to the good. “He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.” Isa 33:125-17
Think of it! If we behold our Loving Saviour through meditating upon His life and His goodness, speaking with Him as we would to a dear friend, we will be changed into His likeness as Paul explains, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Cor 3:18 This is our goal! This is our joy! To be like the One Who loved us so should be our greatest ambition.Then as others see us, they will see Jesus dwelling in us. This was the disciples’ experience. It is written, “and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13
May that be our experience as well. May we determine as did David, “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes” 101:3 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Phil 4:8

Families will be Reunited
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