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2014.03.27 20:00:00

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN HAS COME NEAR

     In the scripture we read of John telling the people including the Pharisees and Sadducees saying that there was another one coming that would be greater than him, who would baptize them with the Holy Spirit. As I read the scripture I thought of how much we need the message of Jesus today.

     Jesus brought us to the point of inclusion, that all peoples have worth. Today, many individuals don’t feel that their lives have any value due to the voices of anger and hate. But we are not to be dismayed. Jesus has promised us His peace and that He will always be there for us.

     Lately, in my paintings, I have tried to show my faith and in one I showed despair that I had at one time in my life. The one that shows despair I titled “The Storm” Another painting that I did is called “The Promise”. I have two that are still drying – since I work in oils and they are named “Hope” and “Peace Tree”.

     These paintings remind me that as long as I have Jesus in my heart and do my best to live as He asked us to live, I believe that the Kingdom of God has Come Near in my life. I pray that as we continue to trust and have faith in the promises of God, we all can say, “Yes, the Kingdom of God has Come Near.”
              (Rowena Holly Holloway, Waipahu Congregation)




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