Tag Archives: redemption

Future Hope

world Saviour

Generations saved.

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
Matthew 1:21 KJV

Not Just Another Luau

feast for the eyes

The sight of a mother moose and her calf silenced Moose and June’s early morning chatter.

“When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.

This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.”
John 2:9-11 KJV

Room at the Inn

room at the inn

“I heard the laundry wagon creak past. I thought I heard someone whisper “Whoa!” Tonight, whole and healthy, I’d have heard the loud yell it was. June’s uncle gently laid me on his clean laundry. Folks, I hardly felt the rocky path to Agate Beach! Mr. Yang’s kindness got me thinking ‘bout so many people I’d done wrong. Under his care, the fever left, but I spent several restless nights pondering what would enable someone to act kindly to a mean man like me.”

“But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.”
Luke 10:33-35 KJV


restful runaways

“I washed and wrapped his cuts in strips from my clothes,” June explained to Montana. “I, I’m r-r-ready to c-c-ome home.” Together, they lifted Orion and carried him back to the ranch.

“He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.

He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.”
Psalm 72:13, 14 KJV

“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”
Galatians 6:2 KJV

Lost and Found

colt training

Worried over June’s disappearance, Susanna tried to focus on a new project at Caleb’s ranch: training Blue Star’s colt, Orion.

“Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down.

And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down.

And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech’s:

And I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thou wilt redeem it, redeem it: but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know: for there is none to redeem it beside thee; and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem it.

Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance.

And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it.”
Ruth 4:1-6 KJV

How Great Thou Art: Promised

blue cherry

Shouting hosannas!

Shine Like the Stars
(How Great Thou Art)

A thousand hills, the earth to rest His feet,
stars stretch across His Sovereign domain.
Splendor revealed, His voice sustained in thunder,
Creator God, despised for such as I.

Shine like the stars, reflecting righteousness;
refined by fire, fishers of men.
Shine like the stars, reflecting righteousness;
anchored in hope, beloved of God.

Searching for me,
unfailing, gentle Healer,
he set my feet upon the solid ground.
His grace abounds; the cross—forgiveness purchased,
I’ll spread good news, astounded by His love.

Forsaking all, redemption’s promised treasure
opened His arms to save our fallen world.
Returning King, creation shouts hosannas!
Eternity with Yahweh Immanuel.

Words: Carolyn Rogers 2013.
Original: How Great Thou Art/Stuart K. Hine/Swedish folk song