The Return

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An offering from my morning meditation on Hebrews, for those who have ears, let them hear…

I pray these words are a blessing to you today.

 

 

 

Once He came-
a burning flame

to deal with our sin

 

A second time He will come

to gather up His kin

 

Not for sin

will He appear

when from On High

He returns

 

but,

for those who eagerly wait

and whose hearts for Him

do yearn.

 

 

People die once, and after that they are judged.  Likewise, Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of humanity, and after that he will appear a second time. This time he will not deal with sin, but he will save those who eagerly wait for him.

Hebrews 9:27-28  Names of God Bible (NOG)

With thanks for Scripture from Names of God Bible to BibleGateway my favorite online Bible resource.

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa notes...
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 21:01:29

    Wow. That is a beautiful picture. I love the tenderness on our Shepherd's face and the strength of His hands to hold the lamb.

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  2. Mia De Vries
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 21:41:22

    This painting speaks even louder than any words about the gentleness and love we experience as we learn to rest in our Lord's arms! Beautiful.BlessingsMia

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  3. Pam Manners
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 23:21:52

    Ahhh, my friend. What a beautiful picture to go along with such a comforting truth from God's Word. You know I LOVE Dudash's portraits, too, as I've used quite a few in my own blog. I don't recall seeing this one. I hope one day (soon?!) to learn that you are the proud and oh-so-happy owner of one of his paintings.Much love to my BBFF,Pam

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  4. Pamela M. Steiner
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 00:32:35

    Oh to be held in the Shepherd's Arms like that! Guess what? We are! He is tenderly guarding His sheep…you and me! What a joyous promise! Thank you for the reminder!

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  5. Denise
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 11:27:11

    Lovely.

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  6. Pamela
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 12:34:36

    Beautiful. Jesus always holds the lambs so tenderly. Yet in the tenderness there is a fierceness that keeps us from harm.

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  7. MrsP
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 13:08:01

    Reminds me of the song…”This is how it feels to be held…” Always wanted someone just to tell me that everything would be all right. And He does.

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  8. BARBIE
    Mar 25, 2013 @ 00:53:12

    What a beautiful painting! I am so thankful that My Shepherd cares for me!

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  9. Mary
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 17:29:58

    Love that painting…!

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  10. Mary
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 17:31:29

    Have a great Holy Week and blessed Easter!

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  11. Charlotte
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 18:20:17

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing these encouraging words and the lovely picture that illustrates it so well.Blessings,Charlotte

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  12. Sylvia R
    Nov 09, 2016 @ 09:40:29

    Soothing words for our times, Dawn. And our times do help increase the eagerness of our yeaning, don’t they?

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  13. lynn__
    Nov 09, 2016 @ 13:19:39

    Maranatha!

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  14. Wheemzell
    Nov 09, 2016 @ 17:12:42

    Thank you Dawn… ❤

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  15. Kel
    Nov 09, 2016 @ 18:58:49

    What joy! What relief! Thanks for this reminder!

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