Sunrise

The sunrise is God’s reward to the early riser.

As day breaks the light shines, driving away darkness,

Replacing dark with gold and red and purple.

The light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it.

As a beacon of change.

An announcement that things will never be the way they were before.

Arise, daughter.

As day breaks I clear a path for you.

Walk in the light. It will not fade to darkness.

As perfected love casts out evil, so the light overcomes darkness.

What lingered in the shadows is revealed. It cannot hide anymore.

Go forth into a new time, a new day, a new season.

With the daybreak.

The Healing Atmosphere

The healing atmosphere
Delivers you from fear
And wipes tears away.

Our God of Compassion
Touches the hearts of many
And breaks their chains.

When you find Him
You can’t turn away.
He draws you in.

Receive Him and be made whole.
Be cleansed.
Be renewed.

Strokes are healed,
Memories restored,
We look to the Lord.

Our King is here.
Thank you Jesus
You have mercy on me.

He knows what you need.
Get up off your knees.

Soldiers Rejoice

Come, enter the light.
You belong inside
Jesus, the gate to eternity.
We will live and not die
when we come inside
His holy kingdom.

Every soldier rejoice!
Your hands are washed clean
Washed in the blood of the Lamb.
He gave himself for us
So that we can be free.
God bless his holy name.

Stop punishing yourself.
Wake up! Your King has arrived.
He bore it all for you.
You are worth the best of Heaven
Brought down to serve.

Who is mankind?

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Do people really believe that mankind evolved from apes?

Do you believe that your ancestors are animals that have never built cities, worn clothes, or debated mathematical theories? Is it easier to believe that we came about through happenstance than to believe God when He tells us that he deliberately designed us on purpose?

No, scientists say that the universe *exploded* into existence.

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They say that it wasn’t meticulously designed, engineered, and built by an intelligent creator.

How does a people forget who they are? From whom they descended?
God said that He created us in his image. Why do we not take God’s word? Why do we deny it? What is it about our self-inflicted insecurities that causes us to back away from the open arms of our Father? As if we were unworthy.

I have a question. What defined the distinction between apes that “evolved into humans” and apes that did not? Do modern apes now discriminate and turn up their noses away from the genetic mutation that caused mankind to excel above them in every way?

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“Primate Family Tree” courtesy of The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

Note that scientists haven’t found a “transition” species between primates and humans because it doesn’t exist.

I doubt that apes, or monkeys, or gerbils believe that we are related to them. Mankind has dominion over the animals and the animals know this. They wonder why their master is destroying itself from within rather than taking control and maintaining their God-instilled rule.

God created every living thing. Mankind (human beings, male and female) is the only living thing that God made like Himself.
First God made animals.
Then God made man.
They were two separate, deliberate, creations.

And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

Genesis 1:24-28

Oops

Leave it to a writing contest to completely turn me off from writing for a solid 4 months.

To those of you who missed me, I apologize.  To those who were happy I was gone, I apologize.

This may have been one of the greatest failures of my writing career. However, from every failure comes a learning opportunity.  Now I know to never attempt to write a novel when I have no story line, plot, or remote intention to publish a book.  I did come up with some good story ideas, however.  I suspect that the beloved Raezana, Se’Quasha and Ricardo will one day have their full stories told.  If I decide to continue writing during next year’s NaNoWriMo, apparently not a lot of progress should be expected.

Yet, there will be some entertainment to be had.