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Coloring Fun: Forever Gold

forever gold:luke 8:16

Forever gold:Luke 8:16.

“No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.”
Luke 8:6 KJV

coloring fun:forever gold:luke 8:16

Coloring Fun:Forever gold:Luke 8:16.

Cloud of Witnesses

Dear Readers,

For today’s post, I’ve chosen to share some possible spiritual applications of Time warp: Sonrise on the beach, the cartoon featured in Star Witness. Many of my cartoons have multiple levels of meaning, but I prefer to allow each person to choose their own level of listening. When I discuss my cartoons, I sometimes hear: “I never would have seen that!” After reading this aside, and viewing the cartoon, do you have a fresh insight on faith? Share your comments below.

Creative story

Montana and Susanna, newly married, are camping on the beach. They wake up to a painted sky that mixes stars and sunbeams.

Spiritual application

Inspired by a friend’s favorite passage, (Hebrews 12:1-3) I featured the “cloud of witnesses” detailed in Hebrews 11. With my limited human imagination, this could have been one way God explained to Abraham that the generations of believers, through Abraham, would be as the stars (Genesis 15:5, Genesis 22:17, Genesis 26:4, Psalm 147:4, Daniel 12:3); as the sands (Genesis 22:17); using elements that surrounded Abraham to affirm His promises.

Abraham and Sarah, newly married, by faith leave familiar behind and travel into the unknown. They camp overnight in their tent on the sand, waking up to a visionary sunrise. God provides a visual explanation of His promises—a panorama starring the generations from Abraham through the sands of the ages; showing the stories of believers, until an Earth made new—washed clean (beach waves, campfire); without sin (the Holy City—sometimes a sunrise/sunset shows the closest visual of Revelation 21 that I can imagine).

Can you find?
  • Enoch’s sandals
  • Joseph’s bones
  • Shells: sand dollar, conch
  • Rahab’s scarlet cord
  • Horses: Pepper, Blue Star, Orion
  • False light (Susanna chooses to follow God, the true light)
  • Moses’ crown
  • Believer hiding in a cave
  • Tumbled walls of Jericho
  • Tent (packed, ready to travel wherever God leads)
  • Holy City
  • Cats: Faith, Hope and Love
Sidenote

See how Jacob (Genesis 32), Moses (Exodus 32) and Nehemiah (Nehemiah 9) use God’s promises to Abraham in their prayers.

Wind

windy kite

Zeke had been born with a club foot and wore a brace for many months to straighten his ankle. But Zeke never let the restrictive brace stop him from chasing the wind.

“Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”
John 3:7, 8 KJV

Twice Born

diaper duty

June sure didn’t like the idea of wearing diapers a second time around.

“Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
John 3:4, 5 KJV

Why: Finding Grace

first flight

First flight:Carillon Historical Park, Dayton, Ohio.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”
Ephesians 2:8 KJV

“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”
Genesis 6:8 KJV

“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
John 6:63 KJV