Monday, March 26, 2012

A Fun Day

On Wings Like a Dove was privileged to join the D.A.W.G. ministry in reaching kids with the story of Easter yesterday. Melanie presented the story through a presentation with plastic eggs. The kids listened attentively and answered questions correctly. They played games and won prizes. It was great to see the kids paying attention and learning the story of Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. Melanie is a great teacher and her love to these kids shows forth.
At the beginning of the program a neighbor came over to protest the music. Mind you there wasn't much music going on at the time. She didn't seem to want to be disturbed even though the kids were gathering and eager to hear the story of Jesus. We noted that the lady seemed to be dressed in her Sunday best and was concerned about the message the children were receiving but she did not offer to stay and help. It reminded me of the Pharisees who were dressed appropriately and followed the Law but did not reach out in love, but in judgement.
God did an amazing work in the hearts of these little ones despite the opposition. You can expect it can't you? Melanie has a great heart for these kids and her love for them shows. It was a pleasure to stand with her in outreach to these little ones.
We were able to offer Easter baskets at the end for the children thanks to the Calvary Bring it in and the women's bible study class from Center Grove Baptist Church. Pat, Barbara, and Deana also assisted putting the baskets together. Thank you was a blessing to see the children receive.
Another thing: My granddaughters went to assist with the singing and the Easter egg hunt and the giving of the baskets. They were also learning how to give rather than to receive. Now that was worth it all.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I have tried every way I know to flip this around but can't, so you are gonna have to view it sideways! If you click on the picture it will make it larger. While at a retreat over the weekend, I found this picture as we were working on our art project and of course it spoke to me.
I put it on my page along with some other things and my friend Nancy told me that the rest was just flof but this picture had great significance. That God was bringing me His heart in the form of the dove.
Many of you know my experience with and love for the dove (The Lord too, you know!) so this really spoke to me. Later I found this passage in Psalm 33: "We're depending on God, He's everything we need. Our hearts brim with joy since we've taken for our own His holy name. Love us God, with all you've got----thats what we're depending on!!! Amen.

Arise! Rise up My love!

The other morning God took me to this passage: "My Beloved sings and calls to me. I can hear my true love calling, Arise! Rise up my love, My fair one and come away with Me. For behold, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth. Lilacs are exuberantly purple and perfumed, cherry trees are fragrant with blossoming vines. The time of the spring song has come. The whole world is a choir and singing! The season of the glad song has come. The voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The doves cooing note is heard. The time for singing has come. come then My gentle dove, My dear friend, My beautiful one. Come to Me. Come away with Me." SOS 2:10-13.
As I read that verse it seemed to come alive! Sing a new song today my friends. I did just that as I walked and listened to the song of His creation and observed the beauty He displayed. I saw cherry trees in bloom, purple hyacinths which of course are very fragrant, and of course tulips and daffodils in full array.
The other morning I had a dove on the deck cooing and calling up his mate. It didn't take long for her to appear. What a beautiful sight and what a beautiful song they sang to each other. Precious!
Oh don't I long to Arise and come away with my Bride-Groom Lover. I sense He is ready to arise and come to get us my friends. Let's be ready....clothed in His righteousness. His call will come quickly, be prepared! Have a wonderful spring!