Wake the Heavens

Wake the Heavens

Peoples of the Earth,
This hour beseeches you.
Rise from your slumber,
Shake off the demons of sloth.
Open your eyes,
Lift the veil that hides your sin.

Peoples of the Earth,
The dead beseech you.
The living call out.
The blind place their hands upon your arm.
Truth is at the door.
Open and receive.

Peoples of the Earth,
Hope for the good,
The holy, and the hallowed.
Take off your rags,
Don a wedding garment.
That you may feast and dance.

Peoples of the Earth,
Seek the Kingdom of the Great King.
He rains down blessing from above,
He calls saints,
And angels to your side,
For Victory in His Name.

Peoples of the Earth.
A New Day beckons you.
Gather the lame, and the hungry,
Those that hope for Victory beseech you.
Jesus awaits your plaintive cries
To wake the heavens,
And He Come Down.

 

© 2016 Joann Nelander

HAPPY NEW YEAR & Happy Eighth Day of CHRISTMAS. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR & happy eighth day of CHRISTMAS.
75 years and so much more to learn! I just learned that the “eight maids a-milking” stand for the eight Beatitudes.
“:On the Eighth Day of Christmas my True Love gave to me…..Eight maids a-milking.

From a literal sense milk was a luxury in the 15th and 16th century because with no refrigeration it would spoil quickly.

So milk, in and of itself, was a generous gift.

The eight maids a-milking represent the Eight Beatitudes, a wonderful and generous gift to Christians everywhere.

Jesus promises us happiness. In fact the word “blessed” means “happy.” The Beatitudes are at the core of Christ’s teaching.

They fulfill the promise made to the Jewish people by pointing beyond earthly happiness to the eternal happiness of heaven.

The reward promised in each of the Beatitudes is primarily heaven.
* Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

* Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.

* Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.

* Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.

* Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

* Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.

* Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

* Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
We love the Beatitudes so the Eighth Day has so much to offer us all.

Merry Eighth Day of Christmas!”
Love you, All!

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