Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving.""

The Scarlet Tide

When I recall his parting words
Must I accept his fate,
or take myself far above this place.

I thought I heard a black bell toll
a little bird did sing.
Man has no choice when he wants everything.

We'll rise above the scarlet tide that trickles down through the mountain,
and separates the widow from the bride.

Man goes beyond his own decision gets caught up in the mechanism,
of swindlers who wreck loves kiss and brokers who break everything.

The dark of night was swiftly fading
close to the dawn of day
Why would a woman loose him again

We'll rise above the scarlet tide that trickles down through the mountain ,
and separates the widow from the bride.

We'll rise above the scarlet tide that trickles down through the mountain ,
and separates the widow from the bride.
by Alison Kryuse
as heard in the Movie "Cold Mountain"
A film based in the American Civil War

Some parts of the movie must be fast forwarded or skipped, but this is a profound story of love.
I am moved deeply by the hidden meaning I find in this haunting melody.

(solo flight)
I often think of it when I think of God's love for me,
and my love for him.
I am a bride of Christ, not a widow.
My groom lives and he will return to me.
He is no longer in the grave.
He is with me as spirit.
He holds me, comforts me.
The beauty of a birds song

for even the sparrow has everything she needs.
When I recall Jesus' parting words...
I take myself far from this place.
I let go of my choice, and my will.
Offering myself up to the design of who I am created to be.
In this it is always better than any choice I could have imagined before me.

I want no part of the mechanism.
Removing myself from greed saves me from
stolen love of coveting things, and broken dreams.
Keeping my eyes to the light beyond this darkened world,
is my sanity to hold fast to him and never loose Him.
As nothing can remove me from His love.

The tide of his blood covers the whole of life.
Those who are within it are filled with hope.
We rise above the loss and trust that our groom returns.
That we are not left Widowed.

I will look to the dawn of day.
I am so very thankful for this hope,
and the peace found within me.
As the battle here on earth remains
with the horror of casualties scattered around me.
As in those years of the great civil war.
The battle rages on all around me ( in the spirit)
over the lives of all I know.
Brother against brother.
Greed, lust and the hope of gain to posses it.
With tighten fist the fear is a mechanism of the tormentor.
Man has no choice when he wants everything.
Freedom is the gratitude to simply receive what we are given.
Remembering that to whom much is given...
much is required.

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"This week, many of us bloggers have devoted a special post in which we are sharing our personal testimonies of the Lord's work in our lives and/or that of our families. Our collective prayer is that this sharing of our testimonies will not only encourage each other and give Glory to our Lord, but also show the love of Christ to those who happen upon our blogs. To enjoy many more testimonies like the one you've just read please visit us at "Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving.""


Daveda said...

Thanks for sharing.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Denise said...

I love you, wishing your dear family a very happy Thanksgiving.

Amrita said...

Have a great thanksgiving weekend and enjoy all the left overs too. LOL I remember last your you described how you prepared other things with the leftovers.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.

  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
  • Return with Honor
  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
  • "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
  • "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

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