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Happily Ever After

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  • Happily Ever After

    Happily Ever After
    By: Maxine M.

    We cheer as the hero and heroine leave the church where they were wed
    And we love that every problem was subdued in the book we just read
    Or when success is achieved in the career path in which one’s training led

    Because “they lived happily ever Happily Ever After after” is the way we want every tale to end
    But is that a REALISTIC message that we should, to our children, send?
    The completion of any endeavor takes hard work, no need to pretend

    Winning in sports leaves a great sense of exuberance, but is it a permanent high
    Since many accomplished athletes keep SEARCHING for what a similar thrill will supply?
    Because that “winning” feeling is a passing emotion, tomorrow it may quickly die

    Election night!! Those who won were elated, the future looked bright ahead
    But “happily ever after” was destined to disappear, working together soon to be dead
    As politicians realize it’s very hard to DO what they had said

    The idea for a successful business is to fulfill a consumer’s need
    The goal is for the customer’s expectation to be reached and totally exceed
    But over time CHANGES must be made, new TRENDS a business leader must heed

    Children are a GIFT from God; a responsibility to lead in the RIGHT way to go
    To love and guide, allow them to be themselves, but also understand the meaning of NO
    We pray they will become a responsible mature adult; that upon him Godly wisdom He’ll bestow

    Many people’s love story can last all their lives, staying strong for many years
    Although NOT without conflict, or needing understanding & forgiveness through the tears
    But the bond will be broken one day, when the death angel appears

    So be it marriage, business, raising a child, a political undertaking
    The objective is to enjoy every stage, any negative thoughts forsaking
    Knowing there will be a final termination in which ALL will be participating

    Because “Happily ever after” will only occur when in our risen Lord’s presence we’re found
    ALL the problems and trials will finally be GONE…only peace surround
    That knot of stress so many people carry, in a moment, will suddenly be unwound

    So HOW do we GAURANTEE that WE can live “happily ever after” too?
    By putting our life in His hands, KNOWING Salvation is free to all…not just a few
    ACCEPTING Jesus as Lord, believing His promises, not doubting His word is true

    Realizing all humans are BORN a sinner, all have broken His law, deserve eternal death as sin’s result
    But our awesome & loving God SENT His sinless Son to die…cleansing us from every fault
    Thus we become a child of God, not just a member of some religious cult

    Then, by faith, receive His Holy Spirit, in Whom you now unwaveringly believe
    Learn to listen to the guidance He provides; all the stress of daily choices relieve
    We will change our inner thoughts & actions; His love and forgiveness receive

    EVERYONE is looking for security, contentment, acceptance by family & peers
    But in the dark of night, those personal & private moments are subject to inner fears
    Be it a criminal, housewife, professional, or just an unbeliever anxiety quickly appears

    Remember, He told His children He wouldn’t leave them in a world that’s falling apart day by day
    He will take us away at the trumpet’s Glorious sound without delay
    We who believe will be caught up to meet Him in the air…in a miraculous way

    Now those who have died IN CHRIST will rise 1st…personally meet their Lord
    The One Who sacrificed His life for them…His gift of Salvation, by them, wasn’t ignored
    His, who are still alive, will be RAPTURED…all who have repented and come on board

    At that moment “Happily EVER After” truly begins, joy in HIS presence evermore!
    He says, you haven’t even begun to see what Heaven has in store
    Ahead is an endless eternity; all the wonders of what He’s prepared, explore
    sigpicAll poems/prose I post are written by my mom, Maxine M. (Pictured) ...given to her from our Lord. May they bless and encourage all who read. Please feel free to share them with anyone!
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