Fulfilled in Jesus

Our pilgrimage with our Beloved in Japan -- Yoko & Ramone on the journey with Jesus!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Resting Child

By Ramone - March 18, 2008

I drew, inked and watered this as we were going to Kyoto two days before my son Timothy's first birthday. We had decided to just take a day off and go somewhere nice, and we had a wonderful day. In the morning as we left on the train, he took a nap while leaning back on my wife Yoko.

He is beautiful. And cute. And I couldn't resist!

It reminds me of how we are "well-pleasing" to our Father who adores us -- how we are well-pleasing to Him even when we sleep! Even when we are at rest, doing nothing, we are well-pleasing in His eyes. He adores us. He loves us. His thoughts of us outnumber the grains of sands in the seas.

The watery look of this picture (from the water I put over the ink) makes me think of His love for us -- how my eyes water with tears now as I realize, as He tells me that He sees us the same way, through watery eyes of love. Oh God, I am crying so hard! Thank You, thank You for Your love. Thank You for loving us so much.
The Lord your God is with you;
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you;
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.

- Zephaniah 3:17

Monday, May 26, 2008

We Await

Forever You'll reign
on the throne of lovingkindness
Your grace and Your word
exalted in power
As every seal is broken
by the Lamb that was slain
The last trumpet will sound
the King of kings comes again

We await Your Day
Lord, we wait to see Your face

Now the Spirit and Word
cry the Bridegroom is coming
And Your Bride hears You call
rises spotless and holy
To adore and intercede
every tribe, tongue and nation
And all people will see
mourn and bow at Your glory

We await Your revelation
Lord, we wait to see You reign

And we know that the times
are all held in Your hand
And we know nothing happens
outside Your loving plan
And though we long to be with You
You long to be with us more
So break our hearts with Your heart
that none perish, oh Lord!

We cry out to You
We cry out for You
We cry out by You
We cry out with You

We await Your Day
Lord, we wait to see Your face
We await Your revelation
Lord, we wait to see You reign