Becoming a Nanna has been a great thing for me so far. Being a mom I have always enjoyed that role and felt it is truly best area in life. That’s not saying I’m the best mom or I get it all right or that I or my kids are perfect, I am just continuing to do the best I can and never unwilling to try new ideas or methods if it means my kids benefit and grow the be the best they can be.
Now I have a baby granddaughter to add to that mix. I have a new role to move into and for as much as I love that little girl I know I will play an integral part in her life so I want it to be appropriate, fun, strong and as supportive to her parents as possible.
Bailey makes me feel things that only my children have managed so far in my life. She is a perfect gift from a loving Heavenly Father to me as well as my son and daughter in law. It’s time for me to review my relationship with the Lord to be sure I get His approval of the things I hope to do and share with Bailey.
Checking my email I found one from a friend that just touched me. It’s nothing most of us don’t already know, it was just poignant at the time of reading and worthy of a blog post.
After living what I felt was a decent
Life, my time on earth came to the end.
The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting
room of what I thought to be a court house.
The doors opened and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the defence table.
As I looked around I saw the 'prosecutor.'
He was a villainous looking gent who snarled as he stared at me.
He definitely was the most evil person I have ever seen.
I sat down and looked to my left and there sat My Attorney,
a kind and gentle looking man whose appearance seemed so familiar to me,I felt I knew Him.
The corner door flew open and there appeared the Judge in full
He commanded an awesome presence as He moved across the room I couldn't take my eyes off of Him.
As He took His seat behind the bench, He said,'Let us begin.'
The prosecutor rose and said,
'My name is Satan and I am here
to show you why this man
belongs in hell.'
He proceeded to tell of lies that
I told, things that I stole,
and In the past when I cheated
Others. Satan told of other horrible
Perversions that were once in my
life and the more he spoke,the
further down in my seat I sank.
I was so embarrassed that I couldn't look at anyone, even my own Attorney, as the Devil told of
sins that even I had completely
As upset as I was at Satan
for telling all these things about
me, I was equally upset at My Attorney who sat there silently not
Offering any form of defence at all.
I know I had been guilty of those things, but I had done some
good in my life - couldn't that at least equal out part of the harm
Satan finished with a fury and said, This man belongs in hell,
he is guilty of all that I have charged and there is not a person
who can prove otherwise.'
When it was His turn, My Attorney first asked if He might
approach the bench..
The Judge allowed this over the strong objection of Satan,
and beckoned Him to come forward.
As He got up and started walking, I was able to see Him in His full
splendour and majesty.
I realized why He seemed
so familiar; this was Jesus representing me, my Lord and my
He stopped at the bench and softly said to the Judge,
'Hi, Dad,' and then He turned to address the court.
'Satan was correct in saying that this man had sinned,
I won't deny any of these allegations.
And, yes, the wage of sin is death, and this man deserves to be punished.'
Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His Father with
outstretched arms and proclaimed,
'However, I died on the cross so
that this person might have eternal life and he has accepted Me as his Savior, so he is Mine.'
My Lord continued with,'His name is written in the book of life and
no one can snatch him from Me.
Satan still does not understand yet.This man is not to be given
justice, but rather mercy.
As Jesus sat down, He quietly
paused, looked at His Father and said,'There is nothing else that needs to be done. I've done it all.'
The Judge lifted His mighty hand
and slammed the gavel down.
The following words bellowed from
'This man is free.The penalty
for him has already been paid in full.'
As my Lord led me away, I could hear Satan ranting and raving,
'I won't give up, I will win the next one.' I asked Jesus as He gave
me my instructions where to go next, 'Have you ever lost a case?'
Christ lovingly smiled and said,
'Everyone that has come to Me and asked Me to represent them has received the same verdict as you,
~Paid In Full~
Which brings me to an old country song I used to listen to years ago that always used to make me cry when I heard it
There is no greater work in life than those that we raise, in doing that the best we can we find that other things in life are also dealt with more Christlike :)