” We are looking for the city, that is to come”
” Face to face with Christ my Savior,
Face to face what will it be?
When with rapture, I behold him,
Jesus Christ who died for me?
Face to face I shall behold him,
Far beyond the starry sky,
Face to face in all his glory,
I shall see him by and by”
*** Carrie E. Breck***
Without the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we all would have no hope for the future. As the Bible promises, when this journey ends for us, we all will come face to face with Jesus Christ, as now all our questions will be answered with all our sorrows and fears to vanish. Someday when the journey ends for each of us, as no one really knows when our time will be up? We could be here for a short time, or we may be here a very long time? Only Jesus knows as he is the one we meet, at the gates of Heaven and that is the judgment day for us all.
Get out within mother nature, go set up a tent upon the Earth’s floor, chop up some firewood for the campfire and ready the pit for the center piece of camping, better known as the ” campfire”. To set up a tent upon the floor of this Earth and sleep inside the tent, goes a bit deeper than just lying on the ground, now you can actually feel the heartbeat of the Earth. you can be one with mother nature, as now you can listen to all the beautiful songs, that make up the night sky. When you truly open your ears to all the sounds within mother nature, you can hear the snake slither by, the foot steps of the moose, walking by your tent, a bit nervous? Being nervous is only natural, as you then become one with them and now you are as quiet as a bear deep within their hybernation. The peaceful serenity of the nights sky will soothe you, it helps heal you from all the stress, as it melts away from your shoulders. Some may think that sleeping on the ground within a tent is not for them? They really need to try it at least once, to truly experience the real heartbeat, of this planet, so all her beauty can soothe your soul and heal you from all the stress.
Now as the tent is set and ready for you to get a good nights rest, time to ready the fire pit, so you can build a campfire, to sit and relax from the days activities. The pit is ready and you now build the fire with the fruits of your labor, of the wood you chopped from your days chores, the flames are big as they increase the hot coals within, you stare into the fire at the red of the coals and become hypnotized as a warm feeling of relax falls over you. There is nothing like sitting around a firepit within mother nature, you listen to the Owls waking up for their nightly journey, a pack of Coyotes howling to the night sky, as the running water from the stream soothes you so. You sit there not wanting to get up, so you then look up to the moon rising over the horizon in front of you, so now as the light of the moon lights up everything around you, you see the stars within the dark, clear sky.
What is really beyond the stars within the nights sky? Are there other life forms? Is Jesus up there looking down upon us? Even with all the space trips, nobody really knows this answer, but maybe one day, as this journey comes to a close, we will find the answer to all our questions? Maybe God is up there looking down, as Jesus is within us all, with his blood flowing through our hearts and warming us with his love. You stare into the darkness of the sky and into the light of the stars, you see many that take different shapes, the big dipper, little dipper, millions of stars, with some planets as well, that make up the milky way within the nights sky. Now you see this bright light moving swiftly on it’s course, it is the space station flying by and just maybe with some Astronauts within it, writing in their daily journals. There is so much going on within the nights sky, but unless you step out of the city lights and within mother nature, you will never truly see, just how beautiful the nights sky can be. There are also these lights known as the ” northern lights”, the best viewing of these lights is either Iceland, or Fairbanks, Alaska. Yes you may see in other parts, but the best and most beautiful spots are in Iceland and Fairbanks. There is so much within mother nature, makes you wonder just how she keeps it all so prestine and beautiful.
Mother nature seems as if she is everywhere? Maybe God put another in charge of keeping all this beauty for us all? There are so many questions now, but one day we just may find out all the answers to these questions, as just like Jesus came and walked his journey among us, so to did others like Jesus, Abraham, Simon etc… So maybe there will be another like Jesus that will come before us? Will we know who he is? Or will he be a she? Or just maybe, they will blend in without any of us knowng that they are here? This journey has so much and so many questions, hopefully one day, our questions get answered, like our prayers do. Who really answers our prayers? is it Jesus? or is it a sign he places in front of us? maybe he sends others to answer what we pray? They say everything happens for a reason, so we all have to keep an eye for the reason, so maybe alot of the questions we have just might get answered, before we enter into the gates and look Jesus face to face.
Jesus Christ died for us all, so he could go within the resurrection, for we could have hope movinng forward. There is so much to this journey, there are so many questions as well, will we remember them all when we need? No worries, Jesus has it all planned and what our next assignment will be.
Go deeply into the journey of the nights sky,
Go deeply into the woods away from the city lights,
Pitch a tent on the ground to feel the heartbeat of the Earth,
Be one with nature and listen to her beautiful music,
Build a campfire and be hypnotized into relaxation,
Truly let the fire warm your soul as the stress melts away off the shoulders,
Stare into the bright lights of the nights sky,
Gaze deeply into the light of the stars as you see the milky way above,
The sun gives way to the moon and the night sky,
Just so you can see the beauty of the milky way light up the sky,
The northern lights with all its different colors,
So get to one of the two viewing spots to see the beauty,
Jesus Christ died and has risen for us on this journey,
So we can have hope bring us into the path of righteousness,
This journey has so much for us to explore,
so get out within nature and see all you can see.