Beloved Memories of Jesus
By Betty J. Eadie
Beloved Waves, and Friends,
Excerpts from “Embraced By The Light”
My personal testimony of Jesus Christ came 35 years ago during my NDE which has changed my life forever. I learned that he lived in heaven before coming to earth and that he lives there today where he awaits our return to him. I learned that his life on earth was ordained by God, to help us overcome fear of life, to learn to love unconditionally, and to know that one day we will return to live eternally in heaven with him. I know that by growing in the greater love that is acquired here, we are growing in spirit as God intends for us.
I love our Heavenly Father and brother Jesus Christ with all my heart and soul. I am grateful to Jesus for his obedience to God, and for his love and sacrifice for us. I await the day of my return back home to him, but until that day, I gladly give my life in service as I know he would have me do. I pray with all my heart and soul that I will endure life to its end, just as he did for you and for me.
At Easter time, in acknowledgment of the resurrection of Jesus, I feel to share my most beloved memories of him as expressed in my books, “Embraced By The Light” and “The Awakening Heart.”
I saw a pinpoint of light in the distance....and felt myself traveling through it....rushing toward the light. I was instinctively attracted....as I approached it, I noticed the figure of a man....with light radiating all around him. As I got closer the light became far more brilliant that the sun...only spiritual eyes could endure it....his whole body had a golden halo around it....that burst out....blending with mine, literally....it was as if....two lamps....both shinning, their light merging, together.
I saw his arms open to receive me and I went to him....I felt his enormous spirit and knew I had always been a part of him....there was no question who he was. I knew that he was my Savior, my friend, and God. He was Jesus Christ, who had always loved me, even when I thought he hated me. He was life itself, love itself, and his love gave me a fullness of joy....I knew that I had known him from the beginning, from long before my earth life, because my spirit remembered him....as more question bubbled out of me, I became aware of his sense of humor....almost laughing he suggested that I slow down. All my life I had feared him, and I now saw–I knew–that he was my choicest friend.
Excerpts from “The Awakening Heart”
I....vividly recall each moment spent with Jesus in detail...I remember his incredible countenance, and how powerfully it reminded me that, other than God, my eternal Father, none other was greater than he. He was Jesus, my Lord and Savior, and yet I knew that what we named him was unimportant to him....As I looked at Jesus in all his glory, somehow I knew that not only was I accepting of his presence, but I was worthy of him. Jesus, I “knew,” need never show me the nail prints in his hands nor the gash in his side as proof of who he was....Light reflected off what appeared to me to be his flesh. His crystalline body resembled what could be spun light, though it was solid and firm, having the three dimensions of length, breadth, and thickness. Prisms of intense light spiraled, pulsated, and moved with each minuscule change in his thoughts or desires. His eyes though liquid with his love, somehow danced like fire, flickering with energy and life when he needed to express to me his most sincere and earnest wishes for me. I have sought out many pictures of Jesus since my return, and some capture an emotion that I saw him express, but an exact portrait of him in all his glory would be impossible.
I know beyond a shadow of doubt that Jesus Christ is the Son of God; that he possesses our Heavenly Father’s attributes; that he has taught us how we might possess them too. A study, even a daily reading of the Beatitudes each day will improve our lives and help bring us through any circumstance, or challenge. By living what Jesus taught in “The Sermon on the Mount” we can live better lives, and achieve success, joy and happiness.
“Beloveds, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God” John 4:7
With all my love,
Oh give thanks to the Lord,
call upon his name;
Make known his deeds among the peoples.
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
Speak of all his wonders.
Glory in his holy name;
Psalm 105: 1-3
Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad.
The Attributes of Christ
from the Sermon on the Mount
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:
for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye,
when men shall revile you, and persecute you,
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad:
for great is your reward in heaven:
for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Ye are the salt of the earth:
but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?
it is thenceforth good for nothing,
but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Ye are the light of the world.
A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel,
but on a candlestick; and it giveth light
unto all that are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
St. Matthew 5:3-16
The Words of Christ as recorded in the New Testament of the Bible.
[King James version].
The "Beatitudes" are a small portion of the Sermon on the Mount
- for the complete Sermon on the Mount, check here.
I Want To Feel The Savior's Love
By Sonia R. Rogers
As a small child I learned of Jesus. I liked to picture being near him—he felt so strong and loving, and I felt safe when I thought of him. But then I learned of hell and all the associated fear which blocked me from him.
I gave much service to my church, studied the Bible, and worked to learn of the Savior's love for me. However, as an adult, I made many poor choices that only increased my feelings of unworthiness. Eventually, I gave up and spent many years quite in darkness and despairing—without hope.
I still remember the first time I read Embraced By The Light, I marveled that one such as Betty, could just return to him—even to receive his embrace! I guess I had come to believe that only a very few would return to Jesus in such love and joy, very few who were very righteous and mostly male. Betty wasn't a Bishop or even a Minister; she just was a regular housewife! She was someone like me! Perhaps this is when a seed of hope was planted in my heart, that I too, could feel the Savior's love.
However, because I had made so many mistakes, I still waited years before beginning to believe, some of the darkest in my life. While visiting Betty's website one day, I read her WAVES Vision and felt moved to join WAVES. I began to study her books which was made much easier when the EBTL Study Forums were created. I now passionately studied her words and especially her experience with the Savior.
Through prayer, earnest study (so thankful for our forums), and working to expand my own heart—my fear began to be replaced with love and an eagerness to be close to Jesus, to return to him. Today, I keep his picture by my computer monitor. I like to feel him near and look to him for guidance. I look into his eyes and can feel his pleasure when I make right choices. I ask myself how he would handle a problem I am faced with, how would he be? How would he respond? What would he say? He always reminds me to do my very best to love each person unconditionally.
I love this prayer of Betty's from one of her forum posts and hold it in my heart with prayer each morning:
Bless me to keep this in mind:
Never to feel anything but love for my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.
Let every word that comes from my mouth be a blessing
and a help to those I love,
Let me walk in the Light as he is the Light.”
I think about the time before this life, when we were all together in the spirit world, and Jesus promised us he would give his life and redeem us—I wonder what promises I made? Then I determine to keep my promises, whatever they are—I don't want to let him down! I continue to learn and strive to be like him, and I never tire of reading Betty’s words or listening to her talk of Christ. I feel her love and devotion for him and feel my own expand. Thank you, Betty, for teaching me about the Savior's love for me and helping me find my love for him!
To me it is a miracle that I feel close to Jesus today, I just can’t wait to meet him! Oh, to look into his eyes and feel his love—to receive his embrace! I so want to do the very best I can with each remaining moment of my life! Thank you, Heavenly Father, for my knowledge and love for my Savior: Jesus!
In Christ's Light and Love,
Love Opens the Door
Expanding Our Hearts to Greater Love
Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Matthew 25: 34-40
“The Savior stepped toward me, full of concern and love.
—Embraced By The Light, pages 113-114
His spirit gave me strength, . . .
I saw myself perform an act of kindness,
just a simple act of unselfishness, and
I saw the ripples go out again.
The friend I had been kind to was kind in turn to one of her friends,
and the chain repeated itself.
I saw love and happiness increase in others' lives
because of that one simple act on my part.
I saw their happiness grow and affect their lives in positive ways,
My pain was replaced with joy.
I felt the love they felt, and I felt their joy.
And this from one simple act of kindness.
A powerful thought hit me, and
I repeated it over and over in my mind:
‘Love is really the only thing that matters.
Love is really the only thing that matters,
and love is joy!’”
Putting On the Mantle of Christ
By Vicki K. Gibson
Even in the best imagination it would be difficult to image a man such as Jesus, a beloved brother, a chosen Son of God, who would choose to die on a cross for all mankind.
The Savior gave all that no man would be chained to mortality and the flesh.
To follow his example, there simply is no possible way to do all that Christ did, and yet, even as God so loved his begotten Son, he also loves each one of us, and as proof of his love; he sent us his most beloved who would lay down his life for us; a living example we could follow.
In this torn world of contradictions and history, we all have been sent to earth to live lives that God prepared for us. In the birth and death of Christ, there are gifts which bring us great hope. When we study and internalize these gifts we no longer need to fear life, or death.
We need to live fully, but think of how often in life one falls to the temptations which were also given to the Son of man for his growth. Imagine too, how we fail in our frailties and iniquities, and even deny the Lord because of ignorance of him and our own desires, fears, and limited vision of what the truth is! But Gods compassion is boundless, and because He knows what we must bear, he also knows the directions we need for our growth in order to become stronger, more secure in our understanding, and even to know him as he really is.
Perhaps the greatest gift that keeps the darkness of this earth at bay, is the light of the truth that Jesus brought to enlighten mankind, and by his death, showed man that there is freedom from the flesh and life ever lasting. In doing this, the world and all who come to her need never lie in ignorance, but have freedom through truth. Yet the choice to embrace this truth is ours to make. We have choices to live by that can bring moral guidance through the standards set by Jesus Christ for our eternal souls.
What do we do when given this truth but to take it upon our selves and share it as he did. Jesus said that greater things in the world we have to do, so does that mean to take upon ourselves ‘the mantle of Christ’? I believe so. In life, man wears a mantle (a simple or elegant cloth, depending upon your station in life. In biblical times, it was an identifier as to who you were and the power you held) to show his station, office, or placement of power. But Jesus wore a mantle of royalty which was that of humility, love, tenderness and the strength which comes from knowing exactly who you are. When we take up the mantle of Jesus, we take up our humility by honoring the things of the spirit and the government of truth, not of the flesh or of the power of men. To wear this cloth of the soul, is to follow the examples of Christ by living them.
To place into actions the laws of faith, compassion, healing, and to walk as He walked on earth – with love for His fellow man. Jesus showed this kind of love through the most profound example when He was dying upon the cross, he prayed to our Father in Heaven, “forgive them, for they know not what they do!”
The Mantle of Christ then carries the ultimate law of unconditional love for all who abide here on earth, as well as in Heaven; for it is Gods law, and Christ emulated all that comes from his Fathers Kingdom. And for those who walk in the light carrying the same mantle of responsibility may also be persecuted and cursed. But even in these wrong doings, blessings come from God for all that is suffered for His names sake. This is His promise to all of us. (Many are the affections of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.” Psalm 34:19.)
To be as Jesus set the example to be, then we need to honor all of Gods commandments for they are the fruit of his divine love. “And the fruit of the spirit is love, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness and faith.” Galatians 5:22.
Our brother Jesus was all of these things for He lived the laws of light. “For the Lord seeth not as a man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearances, but the Lord looketh on the Heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7. Therefore also, we must never judge another, for we do not know, nor can we know what is in his heart as only God can know of these things.
Christ lived what he taught in every way. It is up to us to follow after His teachings, and take upon us the word in our works as we live out each day. Though we are not perfect and we stumble in our weaknesses, Gods compassion is not limited, nor does He hold back hope. Jesus showed us the way, all we need to do is to follow in his footsteps as best we can. Nothing more is asked of us!
It is my prayer to learn to live Christ’s example. It may take me forever perhaps, but then, is there anything more worthy to seek? To desire this, is to be like our beloved brother, and to live by His example is the greatest testament we can offer to our Heavenly Father and his children seeking the light of his eternal kingdom. May we each desire to follow his pattern to become stronger in our faith that will lessen the hardships of our trials in the world.
Oh, to make brighter our faith and fortitude as we grow within, giving all that we have to the cause of the truth and the light of Him who gave so very much! I pray that God will aid us all in our quest.
“I am come a light into the world,
That whosoever believeth on me
Shall not abide in darkness.” John 12:46.
In His holy name I pray, Jesus Christ, Amen.
WAVES Board Coordinator
Christ's Unending Love for Each of Us
We love him, because he first loved us
. . .
1 John 4:19
“But above all, I saw Christ, the Creator and Savior of the earth, my friend, and the closest friend any of us can have. I seemed to melt with joy as I was held in his arms and comforted—home at last. I would give all in my power, all that I ever was, to be filled with that love again—to be embraced in the arms of his eternal light. . . . I understood again that love is supreme. Love must govern. Love always governs the spirit, and the spirit must be strengthened to rule the mind and flesh. I understood the natural order of love everywhere. First, we must love the Creator. This is the greatest love we can have (although we may not know this until we meet him). Then we must love ourselves. I knew that without feelings of self-love that the love we feel for others is counterfeit. Then we must love all others as ourselves. As we see the light of Christ in ourselves, we will see it in others too, and it will become impossible not to love that part of God in them.” —Embraced By The Light, pages 53-60
St. John 13:34-35
A new commandment
I give unto you,
That ye love one another;
as I have loved you,
that ye also love one another.
By this shall all men know
that ye are my disciples,
if ye have love one to another.
A Walk In The Sunset
by Joe Eadie
All that were my tomorrows are now my todays. My dreams, my hopes; I view now as memories... The day has progressed and the setting sun spreads its beautiful rays over all that I have loved and cherished.
Come walk with me in that Sunset and we will reminiscence...
What of Jesus you say? You are asking a question that is very deep and personal. I don’t find it easy to talk about Him. When asked, I usually give a flip reply and move on. But, today I want to talk about Him and soon there will be a special day in honor of Him; and it is appropriate for me to share my association with Him.
I am sure we have always been close since long before I was born. We have certainly been since then! Our association has been different than that I have enjoyed with other close friends. With other friends I have been selective and judgmental; they have been there with me, or they were not! He has always been with me, whether I acknowledged Him or not. But, when I’ve made bad decisions, and the results of those decisions bore heavily upon me; I just closed my eyes and He was there to console and counsel me.
Which is the beautiful part of our relationship. He has always been right. His counsel has always been understanding and in my best interests. He helps me to be honest with myself and understand where I have gone awry. No protocols, no rituals, just honest talk based on the principals and natural laws he has taught in his ministry since he was first born. He has never condemned me for my errors in judgement, although I certainly have for it has shamed me that I have not been able to live up to such simple principals.
I have walked with Jesus in the Sunset, as I am walking with you. And, I have asked him when will our father call me home? He replied, “our Father has much work still lined up for you in this life, and you have much to learn before you are ready to join him. Be patient and listen to His voice within you. He will let you know.”
My friend, I commend to you a personal relationship with Jesus as I have, He is patiently waiting. Go to a quiet, private place in your mind and just start talking. He will hear you and he will respond.
Now the Sunset is progressing and I must hurry on. I have much to do. God Bless you.
Your friend and servant,
Jesus Humbled Himself for Us
by Tom Eadie
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to
separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
When I think of Jesus I think of these scriptures. Why? Because they describe to me how
much he really loves us. There is nothing that we can do to
diminish his love for us. When he was on Earth, he tried to teach us that.
He taught that his love for his sheep was so great that he would
leave the 99 and go after the 1 lost sheep. He taught that our love
for one another and for him are the two most important principles to
learn while on Earth. Perhaps his greatest lesson was the demonstration of his
willingness to humble himself before all and allow his sacrifice to
happen. He shared with us that no act of love can be greater than to
give up your life for another.
I am convinced that, as a society, if we realized how much love Jesus had for us that it would
sustain us to the point that there would be no more wars, strife,
hunger, jealousies, hatred, abuse, murder, greed, etc. We would, as a
people, be filled with so much understanding of his wisdom, that we would desire to be guided to help one another to create Heaven in our existence. This will happen someday, when he returns.
In His Love,
What Manner of Man
by Stan Zenk
Life is the Perfect Struggle. In the thick of it, I never grow weary of life. But sometimes I grow weary of struggle. Not so much the struggle with things, but the struggle with self. As a man, I fail so often in my own eyes, sometimes it’s hard to believe in myself.
Betty’s experience tells what I’ve always known, that I’m a spirit son of God, wearing a robe of flesh and blood. I know by my own hard experience that as my spirit has intelligence and will, so too has the body. It’s called ego. Spirit and ego don’t get along well. The spirit wants to subdue the flesh, but the ego doesn’t sit still for that. And so ensues the battle between two dueling roommates stuck in a single space and under contract with The Landlord that not “until death do us part!”
Because women are by nature more spiritual, I think men are more susceptible to the difficulty of this struggle and more likely to give in—and sometimes give up—than are women. Adam was given the deeply soul-challenging injunction to subdue the earth and the ego, while Eve was enjoined to have mercy and help the poor guy out.
Has anyone ever wondered why, when the world needed a Savior, God sent a Son instead of a Daughter? I’ve considered possible reasons, one perhaps being that men more particularly need the example of a Perfect Man to show them how to win life’s Perfect Struggle. Men have the world to deal with. Jesus took it on and showed how it’s done. With a minimum of fuss. To maximum effect. Yes, Jesus was some manner of man!
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)
I ask myself, How did he do it? How did the man Jesus walk this earth so well, so in control of the inner struggle, so focused and effectual in his outward cause. Like me, he was born into imperfect flesh. Like me he was a boy who probably played in the dirt, threw stones in ponds, made momentary pets of bugs, fashioned little boats of sticks, had foot races with other boys, enjoyed his favorite foods, resisted settling down to sleep. Not like me, Jesus grew from boyhood into a man who was full of glory, grace and truth. A man who was always true to his highest nature, who lived up to the demands and ultimate sacrifices of his highest calling.
“And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him….And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.” (Luke 2:40, 52)
That Jesus grew in favor with God comforts me as a man trying to do the same. I want to be a better person. But more, I want to be a better man, a more godly son of God. Though not exclusive to men, there are qualities identified with manhood which, being male, I possess to one degree or another. Because they are a part of me, they are mine to waste or use, to ignore or to develop. Jesus was not only the best person, he was the best man to walk this earth, the greatest Son to take on mortal flesh. To discover what this means is of great value to every man wanting to model his life on the perfect Man, the perfect Son.
There is a forthrightness in the way men deal with one another and also, I find, in the way the Father deals with his sons: an expectation of integrity, accountability and the conscientious carrying-out of duty; and where what can be earned by personal effort is not handed out freely. The scripture says that even Jesus did not advance through special privilege or shortcuts in learning godly discipline. “Yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.” (Heb. 5:8) It was through trials and diligence to the Father’s will in the face of every difficulty, regardless of consequence, that Jesus was to become a perfect mortal man. Clearly he was a faster learner than us foot soldiers still undergoing the hard lessons of basic training. He submitted to trials far beyond what any other man could endure—because he knew his mission and committed himself to it absolutely because the Father asked it of him. “For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” (Heb. 2:10)
Every man needs a Captain of his soul. Jesus, having experienced the ultimate suffering unto perfection is worthy Captain of all God’s sons. He Captains with perfect love, sometimes tough-love—especially with a willful-tending rank and file. He knows what I’m capable of, and he requires my allegiance and my discipline for my ultimate growth and for the Father’s glory. Through tough experience, he tests whatever strength I may gain, until confidence in that strength and wisdom in using it are mine. Only then can he use me where he needs me.
An elderly man who had lived a long life of goodness and Godly service was diagnosed with a debilitating and painful cancer. When asked why he believed, after a life of dedicated righteous service to God, this severe test had been brought into his life, he answered: “Because God needs courageous sons.”
Life is the Perfect Struggle. But I am coming to know more deeply the One Who Struggled Perfectly. He beckons me to follow him, and unless my pride demands it, he will never leave me behind to wrestle alone in weakness, blind to the truth of what holds me back. If a man comes sincerely and trustingly and asks, He will show him his weakness. Men are given weakness to make them humble. But His grace is sufficient, and to all men who humble themselves and have faith in him, he promises to make weak things become strong unto them.
“But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!” (Matt. 8: 27)
Master of flesh and ego and earthly element. He conquered even death. And yet he calls me Brother. “For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.” (Hebrews 2:11) And when I read his words, I hear his voice. He is not a man apart, but is with me. Mentor in my efforts. Captain in my cause. Faultless and faithful Friend who tells me the words every man struggling to right himself needs to hear: “I believe in you.”
Beloved Lord Jesus
By Charles Springle
Dear Beloved Lord Jesus...
I Thank our Heavenly Father for You..my Precious Friend and BIG Brother and You Know That I Love You So!!
Dear Jesus...Thank You For Being The VERY BEST Example of What a True HERO IS!
You Gave me Courage and JOY..as a Young Boy growing Up...You Remember That I would get on mama's bed and Read Every WORD You Said in The Holy Bible as Soon as I discovered Your Words written in Bright red Ink...my Beloved Brother..You Became the BIG Brother and HERO of my Life...!
Jesus You GAVE me HOPE and Faith TO believe That ALL things Are Possible with God and Love and Faith to Believe with all my heart and soul in HEALING...Love Prayers!
Brother Jesus..You Taught me by Your Examples of Faith that even walking on water was possible with faith...(though I had not read of this yet Smiling)..For You Remember my jumping from a boat (that i had been left in by my cousin who meant no harm)..into the water at 4-5 years of age and without fear...walking on the Bottom toward shore Smiling could see it clearly down there)...yet ..there was no Fear..and You sent many to get me when No One was Around at all at the Shore..You sent my mama and even my older brother Johnny...wrapped me in a towel smiling and he doesn't remember it but i ALWAYS WILL Smiling)...You Saved my Life..even though i didn't know it needed saving lol...Beloved Lord Brother Jesus..I Love ...Thank You!!
Brother Jesus You Taught me that Love IS TRUELLY ALL THAT MATTERS To Live a Life of Hope and Happiness Through Giving my Heart and Love in Every Way Possible!
You Taught me that we are to Love God First with all our hearts..minds..strength and Souls..and all others as we Love our selves...That is With Unconditional and Pure True Child-Like Love..which means Giving our All without reservations!!
Brother Jesus..You Showed me That REAL Love Means Giving all For Someone..Even The Giving of my life if so needed! You Gave Your All even Your Life without Reservation for all of us Your brothers and sisters!
Brother Jesus You Taught me that it IS Better to Not RETURN Hurt or Evil to Anyone...by Turning the other cheek and Offering Love Instead..and You Remember my doing that many times...even when it hurts Smiling!!
Brother Jesus..You Taught me The Value of What True Joy can Be by Giving Love even if none is returned for this is the Best Way to let others know the Value of Receiving Love.
Brother Jesus You taught me to Love Little Children with all my heart as You do!!
For You asked that The little ones come to You..for by Loving and Having Complete Faith Just Like Children we Can Enter into Heaven with You!!
Beloved Brother Jesus Thank You For Touching my Soul with Your Healing Pure Love ..You Remember just How Wonderful it made me feel ..as Being anointed with Pure Love that covered my whole being like Warm Sweet Oil that Healed and Touched every level of my being from the Top of my head to the very soles of my feet...Your Love slowly descended through my spirit ..and Body Thank You!!
Brother Jesus...You Remember Taking my spirit hand extended in faith to You..and Carrying my spirit with You to Heaven...in a Rite of Passage when in the spirit with my earth-angel guide..You Know That i am waiting and will wait..until what You showed my Spirit there is Needed in Life!
Thank You Beloved Lord Jesus For BEING The Very Best Hero in my Life..Please may I ask that You Continue Teaching me How To Really Love and Heal with Love and Faith...for it is So Needed in these days!...for You Remember saying that we would Do as You do in healing and many other gifts of the Holy Spirit and Even Greater Things we would do.
Beloved Heavenly Father..Thank You with my Whole Heart and Soul for my Beloved Lord ..Brother and Very Best Friend and Hero of How to Live and Give Love..our Lord and Brother Jesus!
Thank You Beloved Lord Jesus for being with me in all my life!..You Will Always BE My HERO and Big Brother that I LOOK UP TO...for Showing and Giving ALL My Love..For "Always" I Love You Dear Jesus SENDING You Great (((((BearHugs)))))your little brother...charles
Why I NEED JESUS The Most
By John Harvey
Who can unconditionally love and truly understand a person who has broken many commandments and harbors a guilty conscience so deep that it wracks the soul because of it?
Who can unconditionally love and truly understand a person who has carried a 25 year phobia; has Post Traumatic Stress with learning disabilities; chronic health issues and is continually on the verge of a nervous breakdown
Who can unconditionally love and truly understand a person who, because of life challenges is a nursing home housekeeper that cleans bodily fluids daily; lives from paycheck to paycheck in a hole-in-the-wall apartment; sometimes having to utilize food stamps?
The answer is simple: JESUS, because he honestly loves me, and, he knows me best! Jesus, to me, is the embodiment of love, of light, of peace of mind and body in this chaotic and seemingly unfair world!
He Loves me for all the good that I do. He Loves me in spite of all the bad and even all the ugliness in my life! And when one moves closer to Jesus, they move away from the things of the world and all its conditional ways and pulls on life.
Betty always says to use what God blesses you with - and you'll gain more. This truth is a portion of what I carry, because it is one of the easiest things for me to remember besides the TRUTH of God's love for me, and for us all.
Over the 40 years of my life he is finally getting through to me at a deeper level of my understanding, and I am learning that PERFECT LOVE casteth out ALL FEAR and to achieve this trumps the American dream.
God is helping me to Trust more, to Love more and to Forgive more--and to ACCEPT his will.
Even if it is not destined that my body heal from its illnesses and weaknesses, or, for me to succeed as others do on this mortal level, I have hope and faith in God's direction. His guidance is creating a growth of FAITH in me of his continued Blessings and Love - for me! At the same time he leads me to some of the BEST MASTERS in healing that there are. “Ask and it shall be given you;” (Matt. 7:7).
And last, but not least: he's given me Betty, the MOST Wonderful GodMother that I KNOW and LOVE with all my HEART and with whom I cannot fail, because like her, I will NEVER GIVE UP!!!!
I can do all thing through Christ which Strengthenth me.
The Name Above All Names
By Tom Racanelli
Jesus Christ. The name above all names. (Phil. 2:9). I am grateful that I have his name in my toolbox to get through and excel in this lifetime. One of the greatest gifts I took with me from my fundamental Christianity experience was to call upon the name of the lord: Jesus. They taught us to call, “O Lord Jesus,” and by calling we would be saved. I learned later that being saved doesn’t necessarily mean from eternal perdition, but maybe just from a hard moment, like calling a friend on a cell phone for support.
Many times, I have been alone and outside in the dark night and perhaps afraid. During these moments, I have wielded his name against the dark forces which might surround me—either imaginary forces or real ones; it does not matter. I have simply commanded in a loud and booming voice that “in the name of Jesus Christ” that the forces of darkness flee and be gone from around me. In these moments, my senses of faith, peace, security and courage grow.
His name denotes his person, i.e. who and what he is—his attributes, life history and presence. Therefore, when I think of Jesus I call forth his reality, his presence and his attributes. I call forth his humility, his love, his magnanimity, and his wisdom. And in his case, having defied death by his resurrection and ascension, I understand that his presence is readily available.
There are other names which I may think of or call upon for help. These names include those from other religions such as Hinduism. Or, I may think of my own daughter’s name and gain a sweet sense of love in my heart. But there is a “name which is above all names”, and this name never fails to supply me with a powerful spiritual sense and meets a deep and primal longing of my heart. It is like a missing piece of a puzzle: uniquely qualified to fit a certain position. And that is why I share this special gift of the name of Jesus.
The Divine Scource
By Doug Brenner
Writing about what Jesus means to one personally is challenging and humbling. For me, Jesus is the foundation, the anchor, the Great Teacher, the Witness and the gentle guiding Voice, my Jewish brother and friend (and more), by which I judge my efforts and my being, that motivates me to do or be more. Jesus inspires me to open to life, to be inclusive, to see all around the world as my brothers and sisters, to be less afraid, to open my heart to love, to forgive, to be open to healing and to offer healing to others, to be of service. After all, He was the embodiment of Fearless, Compassionate, All-Embracing Love and Truth. He surrendered everything in faith to face every challenge, whether in the Garden of Gethsemane or on the Cross--reminding me to similarly trust in the Divine. His life and resurrection remind me of the reality beyond the visible, that is, The Divine Source--the ground of all Being. His Life also reminds me to bless and love being in the world, to be open to the graces and gifts of this marvelous and magnificent gift of creation and eternal life.
I have always struggled with faith but in my journey I always sought to understand who I am, and how I fit into the universe. In all my searching, Jesus has been the constant base. Only what resonates or radiates a connection to the Divine Love--that honors the sacred connection and relatedness of all life—feels right. If God is Love, I have come to understand, then every time we open to receive caring or love from another or extend that caring, or sense its presence in the world around us, then we are in the presence of God.
Christ's Attributes I Want to Implement
By Randy Johnson
There are many attributes of my Savior that I would like to develop or improve upon in my own life…He always showed unconditional love, empathy, and was tolerant of everybody no matter their walk of life. He loved the young and the old…the rich the poor, sick or healthy…he had charity and kindness for everyone…he forgave the soldiers who were only following orders at his crucifixion.
He only asks that we follow his example and to become as a little child: be submissive, love unconditionally, be forgiving, and to follow in his footsteps.
He loved and healed even the lepers….he made the lame whole, he made the blind to see, the deaf to hear. He has his hands outstretched and waiting for us to repent and be forgiven…we have to ask and then put into action goodness and righteousness….be responsible for our mistakes, to learn from them and grow and improve on a daily basis.
I hope to overcome my mistakes, improve myself and return with my sweetheart to live together with him in heaven …without the limitations of my health problems or handicaps, and to have a perfect body to live forever.
By Josh Duersch
I was recently reminded of one of
the greatest things the Savior has done
for us in addition to the atonement. He is
an amazing example of how we should
treat each other. Even on the cross, he
forgave those who had put him there. He
shows us how much love and patience we
must have for others, regardless of what
they do. He is the most caring and
important model of unconditional love that
we have. I am very grateful for the
atonement and the witness of the
resurrection that Jesus Christ gives us.
I pray that we can all strive to be more like
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I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today;
I know that He is living whatever men may say;
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer,
And just the time I need Him, He's always near.
He lives, He lives,
Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me
Along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives,
Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart.
In all the world around me I see His loving care,
And tho' my heart grows weary I never will despair;
I know that He is leading thro' all the stormy blast,
The day of His appearing will come at last.
He lives, He lives,
Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me
Along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives,
Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart.
Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the King!
The hope of all who seek Him, the help of all who find,
None other is so loving, so good and kind.
He lives, He lives,
Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me
Along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives,
Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart.
Words and Music by Alfred H. Ackley
2009 Waves Gathering
Seattle, Washington: July 2009
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Money from the Silent Auction goes to compassionate service for use determined by Betty and the WAVES Compassionate Service Staff.
All items that remain after the Auction will be donated to The Everett Housing Assisted Living second-hand store for tenants with health problems.
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Att: Silent Auction
P.O Box 3143
Bellevue, Washington 98009
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