Forever by Faith

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Forever by Faith

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Am I a leaf upon a tree

or just some driftwood in the sea?

Am I a flower soon to fade

or just a cloud that blows away?

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For if my life has value here

teach me Father what is dear

Do I hold onto jewels and gold

or is there more than I’ve been told?

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Is life a school and testing ground

until much wisdom has been found?

Or is it love that I must know

to reach the pinnacle of growth?

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Is the answer found in your Word

where You esteem even a bird

or on a cross at Calvary

 where Jesus set the sinner free?

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Should I believe a perfect God

 could love sinners–it does seem odd?

 Your Love’s much deeper than the sea

that You would save a wretch like me

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What must I do with this good news?

Should I tell all your Son’s the Truth?

For we’re grass springing up today

quick to wither and pass away

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Though our Lord died upon a tree

He rose from the dead bodily

And He’ll return to claim his own

 immortals to be taken Home.

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Wendy ❀ 2014

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I was raised in a family that didn’t talk about spiritual matters. 

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God worked through various people outside of my family

to quicken my heart spiritually.

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Do you ever think about what will happen after you fade from this earth?  

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Death is our biggest denial.

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I took these pictures at Filberg Park in Comox earlier this month.

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My husband and I went in the morning before it was too hot outside.

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There were so many lovely flowers,

and the bees were in a good mood.

(We were too.)

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The Filberg estate was donated as a park

by the original owner when he passed from this earth. 

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I often wonder what the gardens in Heaven will look like–do you?

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Inspirational Blessings  ❀ Wendy

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All men are like grass,

and all their glory is like the

flowers of the field;

 the grass withers and the flowers fall,

but the word of the Lord stands

 forever.

1 Peter 1: 24-25

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70 thoughts on “Forever by Faith

    1. Mary, what a beautiful comment–thank you. My teen daughter found my poem in a pile of clutter on my desk. She was looking for one to write music to. Later she called me to hear her sing it as a song while she played the music she’d written for it on the piano. When she turned around to see if I liked it, I was crying. So of course I needed to post it after that. I’ve been encouraging her to write her own songs, and she has done two now. ❀

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    1. Thank you, Laurie. I like what you said. It does take stillness to hear both ourselves and our Creator. Busyness has become a disease. I love the gentle quietness of your posts–they reach my heart. ❀

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  1. I think you had some divine inspiration for these photos, Wendy. Really heavenly. Death has seemed quite close recently. Two lovely bloggers have died within a few days of each other. 😦

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  2. Loved the poem! And as usual great photos! Loved all the bees and we must do what we can to save those little guys. I know the Lord loves you for all the ways that you honor Him! Love and hugs, Natalie 🙂

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  3. Thank you for taking us with you, to this special park . .and to Jesus. 🙂 I was raised in a family that didn’t talk about spiritual matters either. 🙂 But God ! I don’t usually think about after I die, but you sharing about the owner of this park donating it after he passed away really touched me. What a beautiful thing to do! God bless you and yours, dear Wendy!

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  4. Breathtaking post, Wendy! Your photos are magical, and your words inspired.

    I have often wondered what comes after death. Will I see my parents? Will I have a purpose in the afterlife as I feel I do in this one? Heaven would be wonderful if it could be the way I imagine and hope for.

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      1. And to you both as well. What a beautiful and spiritual couple you must be.

        On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 5:32 PM, greenlightlady wrote:

        > Wendy Macdonald commented: “Thank you, Ellen. Blessings to you both > this weekend. ❀” >

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  5. Superb photography, such beautiful photos! Wendy, your testimony is also very inspiring. It’s wonderful to be reminded that “the Word of the Lord stands forever.” Love, Iris.

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  6. Beautiful Wendy, all of it. The photos are stunning. I dont often think about death these days, Im too busy living and I believe love is they key, for all creatures on earth. So as long as I believe and practice this then my wavering faith which is interspersed with much doubt can keep hovering until I feel an answer (if I ever do) Love and blessings x

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    1. Christine, we can rest in the knowledge that our faith only needs to be the size of a mustard seed. I doubt that anyone has never wavered in their faith. My favorite bible story is the one where one of the thieves hanging near the cross that Christ hung on asked to be remembered in Paradise. Jesus didn’t ask to see if he was a member of a church etc. He just answered with the promise that the repentant thief would surely be with him that very day. It’s all about God’s Grace. I love this about Jesus. ❀

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  7. Wendy: “Forever by Faith is a good poem. Your photographs from the Filberg Estate are excellent. I especially like the long shot of the tree trunks with vines. Thank you for your inspiration, again and again.

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  8. “Sigh”…..there is a reason your blog is one of my absolute favorites and why I smile every time I see you have posted ~ this post is a prime example of that reason. Thank you, Beautiful Wendy.

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I enjoy a word in season, so I'd love it if you added an apple to the bowl.

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