Jodie Tedder

A sudden change in the atmosphere and control is alive,
The child is gripped with fear.

Hurried movements and suspicions abound,
The child is gripped with fear.

No sound, no smells, no talk.
The child is gripped with fear.

Without power and held through restraint,
The child is gripped with fear.

Come quickly Lord Jesus to these little ones that need you,
and save them from a life of fear.

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Father, I come to you this morning in a word of quiet.

Please remember today all the mothers, father, sisters, brothers, cousins and extended family members who lay fallen under the weight and consequences of incestuous choices.

Theirs actions are noted by you. Their steps and conducts of darkness do not escape you.

Is misery their victims grapple with the truths around healing. They know they must walk away from these relationships, but it hurts. They want reconciliation — to be loved by the people they came through.

I pause before you today, Heavenly Father, and remember each one of them — the victims and perpetrators.

Ease the pain and suffering in these situations. Stop the mouth of liars. Bless your people.

Amen

Originally published at http://prisonerbynocrimeofmyown.com on May 13, 2022.

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Time on my patio the other evening ended with the beautiful appearance of a crescent moon.

The crescent moon is a symbol of new beginnings, hope, and optimism. It signifies the waxing phase of the lunar cycle- when night becomes day in its fullest form. This phase can also be seen as representing life’s journey from darkness into light; it offers guidance to those who are lost on their path.

What a perfect way to end the evening.

Hope is significant in life. It is the very essence of God and it cannot be taken from you. King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 13:12:

“Hope deferred can make the heart sick,”

and it certainly can. Nevertheless, even if hope is delayed — it still remains.

Originally published at http://prisonerbynocrimeofmyown.com on May 5, 2022.

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