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What of life? What of death?
Can we face the fact we are going to die?
Where is the insight? We cannot last~
Only in someone else’s memory.
What happens when there is no one to remember?
Are we unheard, like the tree in the forest?
Can we please celebrate the victory~
Without the constant reminder of defeat?
We cannot because of our sin
It becomes an endless battle, an endless defeat.
You cannot celebrate victory in a sea of sin, immortality and deceit.
We can never find peace without our Lord and Saviour.
His death is misunderstood, His death is not really comprehended.
God’s Love, the Sacrifice of His Son
Who but Christ would willingly be crucified?
No one else.  He is the One!
The One you need to talk to about your death.  
I asked, I prayed for God’s help
Is this the answer?
My pain and death?
I hope and pray
Can’t stop crying, so much pain watching the world:
People suffering in the streets,  
Nations’ Leaders with their lies and deceit,
The persecution of Christ’s people,
Then escape watching my own tapes,
I truly cannot imagine the pain
If someone in them dies…
It hurts so much, my wife, my family, my old friends,
I have to stop watching
Another time ~ there was so much joy in my life
This life now in pain, yet my spirit now lives
Though I die, Alive in the Lord
Faith a gift of the Holy Spirit
The Joy of Jesus Christ
I have Victory in a world of sin and hate
I could have been so much better
If before I had eagerly sought the Lord
I am so very sorry, please forgive me!
In my defeat lies my death
In Jesus my Life and Victory

By Rocks Rose/ E.W. Rantala

The winds of change are near.  An aging warrior, under house arrest will have his shackles tightened.  No reason to fear.  No reason to run.  The Holy Spirit shadows the winds of change, unnoticed.  The influence can overcome.  All you have to do is clear your mind the best you can.  Clear all the evil you can, turn it over to Jesus, the Son, and in the silence the Holy Spirit will fill your fear, your dread, your very soul with the Light of our Father.  Jesus did not run and cower, He submitted to the Father.  After the gift of the Holy Spirit, the disciples did not cower and in their souls, they could not run away from the truth.  The Holy Spirit is Love.  Everyone can deny the truth, but no one can deny Love. Love dissipates hate, love conquers all.  The Lord loved us enough to give us the Kingdom of Heaven; us, present with Him. The Father is Love.  Pray for those that cannot comprehend Jesus is God’s Love.



By Rock’s Rose/ E.W. Rantala

Do you like wiping away tears?
I hate to
They stream down your face for a reason
The lines of your face dictate where they will go
Where they will end up
Feel their decent
Should you not feel their weight?
I do not wipe away tears in God’s presence
For the tears flow and carve out meaning
I only wipe them when someone else enters
A quick, “I’m ok”, is enough to suffice
In God’s presence I try
To let the wind slowly dry
Away the sorrow
This life has to offer
To the weak and unrighteous;
Sorrow, pain and hell
To the believers; love
A love that will not let sin over take us
Pray for those that will not believe,
Rejoice that we are the chosen ones
God choose us
All we have to do is choose Him


By Rock’s Rose/ E.W. Rantala

 

                My journey is over. The cycle of doctors, surgery, therapy, government and my career has come to an emotional end.  What end you wonder? My work career ended November 2012; torn tendons in both shoulders and later knowledge of torn cartilage in both knees, sever degenerated discs in neck and spine have made the last years of work very difficult since 2008.  Other afflictions; surgery on the right shoulder, being told I could never do my job again, and having constant pain in one or more body parts, added to the misery at the beginning of this year, making me doubt my worthiness as a husband and a man.

          I have worked all my life. Starting at fifteen years old; those were the days of sanding drywall all summer, breathing in asbestos cement.  From fifteen to fifty-five ½ , I was a dry wall taper (except for a year ½ working underground in a mine during the recession of the early 1980’s when there was no construction work).  My body has paid the price for the forty years of repetitive physical work.

          During last winter on some of my most depressed days, I prayed and cried and kept praying, this time, for myself.  My prayers have been mostly for people other than myself but I was at my wits end.  I had been turned down on my first application for disability. The depression of not earning any income for well over a year along with the physical problems and pains, forced me to pray for myself. I would only pray for myself under extreme conditions.  I just found it made me feel selfish.  So many people by the millions have it worse than me.  I was wrong about that.  It is ok to pray for yourself ~ yet I will still pray for the needy before my own needs.

          I prayed to God; the Father’s love, Jesus, the forgiver, and the Holy Ghosts’ guidance.  Our Lord, the Holy Trinity, does listen.  God knows how much you can bear. He knows how long you can wait. God can also end suffering very quickly.

          My Lord and Saviour has saved me yet again from the depression.  God answered my prayer and the government has recognized my disability. God and my wife have eased my soul.

          I can never thank God enough.  A billion “thank yous” could not cut it.  The only way I know how to thank God is to let Him into my soul, my very being, my manhood – to open up heart and soul.  God has always, always been my best friend.  Throughout my whole life He has been there for me and now it’s my turn to be fully open. Pray to God. Pray for yourself as well as others.  But talk to God all the time.  He is your Father as well as your best friend.

          It is difficult to relate God’s love to others.  God has gone way beyond my dreams and shown love like He only can.  I am blessed and very humbled by all the love God has shown me.  I will do my best to sing out His Name to those who will listen.  Answer to prayers do not always come fast and easy.  Sometimes the years needed for some prayers seem hard to understand.  It tests your faith, your commitment, it tests your very soul.  Prayer is always heard and answered.  Most of the time when you pray it will not be answered when you want it to but when God deems it the right time.  God knows the right time and way to resolve a situation, in the meantime, we may have to endure a little hardship to strengthen our souls and our faith in God.

          So please keep praying.  Keep the faith and never, ever give up.  Your prayer may be answered quickly or not but God is listening.  God is your friend, God will not let you down.

 

 By Rock's Rose/ E.W.Rantala

         

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Erick W. Rantala
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Rocks Rose Photography Erick Walter Rantala.

I have explored Northwestern Ontario with my camera.

I has pursued both landscape and macro format,

brief moments of time shown to my lens

by the grace of God to share with you.

Current Residence: North Western Ontario
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite photographer: all the art in Renderosity & deviant art sites
Favourite style of art: All
Operating System: PC
Favourite cartoon character: Woody Woodpecker, Chilly Willie,Daffy Duck,Wile E.Coyote,Foghorn J.Leghorn
Personal Quote: God Speed
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RocksRose Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Thank you so much for the invitation. God bless.
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I´m thankful for the llama.
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