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Topic: River (08/31/06)
TITLE: The Father's Tears
By Jesus Puppy
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As I followed their course in my vision, some to run through fertile plains, farm lands of grain and fruit baring trees, then on to great forest that covered the world. Yet others dwindled in muddy sand and desert rock, soil cracked and broken. Ground that swallowed the life giving water without a trace. Hills alive with growth, and the wastes deprived of even the slightest drink.
Where my heart had shouted for pure joy in the presence of the garden, soared with hope in the fields of plenty, it wept for the lost in the dead-lands. Here I saw the worth of man's life, both the blessed vine and the withered branch, as a moment of pleasure turned to barren horror of nightmares. My soul wept for the clear water's flow, and I longed to return to the beauty of the crystal streams.
There once more, I beheld a sight of sorrow, as the Creator appeared above the fountain, tears pouring out like rain. I saw what had been held back from me at the first, the depth of the life giving waters. For the River of Live flows outward from the emotions of the Father's heart, both the joyful love, and endless sorrow for His creation.
The torment within my soul was over-powering as I realized His greatest pain was my own lack of faith in His willingness to guide me. For I was that barren land without life, wasting up His blessing without remorse. My tears mixed with those of my Lord and King, freely flowing now, in rivers of joy for His forgiveness.
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