Dear Mary Anna, John and Doves,
Mary Anna - I'm so glad you feel that the Heron is an angel from
God. You have opened my eyes to that wonderful possibility. It's very
easy to get into a mind-set where one starts to think one is going a
bit nuts - or slightly obsessive. It's a fine line. We, as Bible
believing Christians, open ourselves up to the world of the esoteric.
It's a world where the physics just don't match up to our current
reality. They are the physics of the LORD - the Creator. It takes a
large amount of courage (God Given) to venture into these mystical
realms. I firmly believe that our Father God has authored the
information we receive, in such a way as to ensure we CHOOSE to believe
by faith - rather than a set, proven formulae. He has authored it so
that we are driven to keep searching and searching and searching.
Without this uncertainty, websites like Fivedoves would be superfluous.
Christians would be safe in their secure knowledge and, consequently
(human nature) become complacent. We simply have to be kept on our
toes. This has been engineered out of love - not spite. I also believe
that the LORD has to keep it fair. 'Free will' simply must mean 'free
will'. It's no good being told that 1 + 1 = 2 and not understanding the
concept. We'd NEVER delve further if we had all knowledge spoon fed to
us. I always go back to the Book of Job. One of THE most important
books of the Bible regarding faith. Job was stricken with all the
awfulness that life can throw at us but his faith was totally
ingrained. The only thing that Job questioned was why God was allowing
these afflictions. Job's faith never, ever faltered. This is what our
LORD desires. Job never had the honour of living in the days when our
LORD Jesus walked the earth. He had other honours. We don't have the
honour of living in the days that the LORD Jesus walked, but we have
other honours. Our astonishing honour is the total privilege of seeing
Bible prophecy unfolding before our very eyes. We are so very, very
I was not familiar with the ' PK' title of "Preacher's Kid", Mary
Anna. Children can be so cruel - however, I have to tell you, they were
probably as jealous as heck. How blessed you were, girl!! Your
Grandmother sounds wonderful. God rest her soul. My beloved Mum, who
passed in 1989, at an unbearably young age (66), was a 'closet'
Christian. She wasn't ashamed of her faith but she certainly wasn't
voluble. My Mum was a lot older when she gave birth to me. She was
exceptionally beautiful and started training as an ambulance driver,in
London, towards the end of the 2nd World War. She married and headed
off to Africa - as one did in those days!!! As her marriage went awry,
she turned to her trusty King James Bible. A beautiful, leather bound
book that was already ancient! She also subscribed to a monthly leaflet
called The Path of Truth. I remember, in the anxiety and tension of
those fraught days, as a 3 year old, finding those leaflets and
instantly recognising our Saviour. It's totally written into our DNA!
Isn't that comforting? Our names were written in the Book of Life from
Creation. We just have a tough time really believing it!! Or
understanding it. But, what really hit home, was the fact that the LORD
ensured I had the food to plant the seed of my faith.
I want to leave you with a story about Angels, Mary Anna. As you
are in America, you will not know the celebrity speaking in this
particular clip. He's a very trendy chap who normally hosts music shows
to the teens, here in UK. I bubbled over with joy when I saw this.
'Ha', (I thought) this'll show you all.......!! Forgive me if I've
posted this clip before - it's just mind-boggling if you know the
personality. You couldn't get more secular if you tried!
May God Bless you all
In Jesus Beloved Name