Tag Archives: persecution

Star Witness

Sonrise on the beach

During an overnight camping trip, an ocean sunrise inspired Montana and Susanna to consider the great cloud of witnesses recorded in Hebrews 11.

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Hebrews 11:6 KJV

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To Be: Joyful

beatitude: joyful

When their hearts could not sing, Moose and June thanked their Creator for the melodies of nature.

“Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”
Matthew 5:11, 12 KJV

To Be: Royalty

beatitude: royalty

Inside their ship barn, safe from the threatening forest fire, Moose almost didn’t hear the neighbors’ jeers as he tasted the fresh tomato pizza June had baked.

“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:10 KJV