Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I Can Only Imagine!

This was touching to an animal lover like myself, but above the touching story it reminded of our awesome life after this one. Much like us, I believe that poor elephant who'd been in bondage and by the looks of it abused all her life, she could not imagine what was prepared for her! 1 Corinthians 2:9 "but just as it is written, “ THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.”"

I've often felt that Paul's prison epistles must be especially comforting to Christians in prison, but I realize that we are all in chains in this life, this world. But while in this world to be bondservants of the Lord, we can be content (Phil 4:11) even in chains. Ephesians 6:20 "for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak."

FYI, the Greek word for slave (Greek: 'Doulous') is normally translated bondservant or servant, but should be 'slave'. John MacArthur has a great set of sermons on slave and a book which I have not read but heard good things about.

Jesus said in John 14:1-3 "1 “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also."

The place is prepared, you need only accept Him as your Lord and Savior, give yourself over to Him entirely and only then will you have eternal life with Him and know what it truly means to live (in this life and the next) out of bondage.


  1. I'd like to share with you the miracle that happened to me today because of your blog. I have been seeking the presence of the Lord for some time. I have been begging Him for a touch. I've been longing for a move or just some emotion that tells me He's come to see me. So, I'm surfing the blogosphere and click "next blog" to find yours. I scroll down not expecting anything accept another blog. I see the video which just happens to be of a subject I love very much. Elephants and their emotions with one another. I watched this video with waves and waves of love and joy and compassion washing over me. I sobbed uncontrollably. I'm weeping still. It's the love. The love I saw between these animals. So pure and real for them. It was the love the man had for her and the joy he felt at seeing her finally free. Thank you for posting it. My prayers were answered. God bless you completely.

    1. Kelline, your comment deeply touched me. I too was moved by the man in that video, not to mention the elephants. As you are obviously a sister in Christ, I look forward to meeting you in Heaven someday. That reminds me of the video.....the Elephant, was, in a way, in his own type of Heaven. God bless you my sister!