“…and you say folks long ago saw this much light?”




Lenten Journey – Day 12
Biblical Scripture: Romans 4:13-25
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4-Mar-12: Romans 4:13-25

13 For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith.

14 If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void.

15 For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation.

23 Now the words, “it was reckoned to him,” were written not for his sake alone,

24 but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,

25 who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification.





“…and now you say folks long ago saw this much light and were this much blessed?”




All lying so very stilly, so very thrilly, so very filled with ease and grace,

All hearing and smelling and seeing and feeling and tasting the wonder of peace,

‘Til just hush and rush and push of tiny airs from wings in place,

‘Til just wonder and awe and mystery and joy and love filled every mindful crease.



“Hark ye, hark now, hark thou, oh blessed critters and folks in glow;

“Hark well, mark well, remember all from days long ago,

“Hold close, hold most, hold all these things in hearts to stow.”

Did tiny whispering airs swirl round in tell of inheriting when high and when low.









14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue Dreamwalker
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 04:08:26

    Live from ones Heart!… for that is all it needs dear Granbee,,, For we take nothing but what we hold in our hearts with us upon that final journey my friend.. We take not the fruits of our toil but the love of our labour and service ..We take not the riches of our possessions… But we take the treasures of our memories… Let them be good ones to hold onto.. 🙂 Love and Blessings my sister.. xx

  2. writinggomer
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 05:40:20

    Love, there would be no journey without it…

    • granbee
      Mar 06, 2012 @ 06:09:49

      Love is the fuel and the wheels and the walking stick and the rappelling rope and..and..and! You are so very correct, writinggomer about love being the one essential element required for this particular journey! Bless you for your support and helpful insights!

  3. Rana Armoush
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 05:53:35

    “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”
    Bless you for your deep believe dear granbee.

    • granbee
      Mar 06, 2012 @ 06:10:54

      Oh, Rana, you touch my very soul with your loving comments! I give thanks always for the blessing of my deep belief, bequeathed to me by His Mercies and Grace, not of my own doing. Bless you always, dear Rana!

  4. Rob Barkman
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 06:54:11

    What a wonderful blessing to know that throough the work of Christ on the cross… we are now joint heirs with HIm!!! Thanks for this great reminder granbee!

    • granbee
      Mar 06, 2012 @ 07:11:44

      Dear Pastor Rob, how wonderful to have your enthusiastic support here! I now feel much more confident how posting as a contributing author on Thursday afternoon (Friday in Phillipines) at Christian Blessings! Yes, we ARE joint heirs with Christ, members of a royal priesthood!

  5. lscotthoughts
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 10:40:15

    A wonderful, warm message, your delightful words convey, Rose, and this line is especially beautiful:
    “Hold close, hold most, hold all these things in hearts to stow.”
    Blessings to you this evening~

    • granbee
      Mar 07, 2012 @ 04:51:10

      Oh, Lauren, I do confess I was thinking of you and maybe one or two other dear followers/friends when I wrote that line. I guess,you could say, your fine spirit and example sort of supplied the words! Bless you!

  6. cottonbombs
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 04:01:45

    Rose! I appreciate that you are holding this light up as a beacon that shines through anyone’s computer screen who finds you here. You are the light house.

    • granbee
      Mar 07, 2012 @ 04:49:48

      Oh, Peter, now your are bringing tears to my poor ol’ eyes–and then how can I see to complete today’s post? Gotta luv ya, guy!

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