Posted by: cindybythesea | April 19, 2020

An Ominous Sign

Vultures spotted over Manhattan Friday April 17, 2020

As I noted in my last post New York has been on the fast track to judgment by inviting demonic entities into the heart of the city since at least 2010 while rejecting God and doubling down on baby killing at the same time. Interesting that vultures were spotted over Manhattan on Friday following Governor Cuomos boast on Monday April 13 that the declining virus numbers were a result “not of God” or faith but rather by the measures implemented by the government. From an article in The Christian Post –

“As governor of the state that has been by far the most affected by the pandemic, Cuomo stressed that the number of new cases is down “because we brought the number down…. God did not do that. Faith did not do that. Destiny did not do that,” he stressed. “A lot of pain and suffering did that.”

Hmmmm …you don’t say.

Bible had this to say about vultures. –

“In addition to a wake of vultures being a symbol of God’s judgment of shame, a gathering of vultures also indicates a diseased spiritual condition. In Revelation 18:2, Babylon the Great is described as being “a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird.

Pardon me, but if the shoe fits …. a diseased spiritual condition indeed!

You can read the story about the vultures here.

I’d like to draw your attention to two posts by my friend William at The End Times Forecaster which you may find of interest. One is titled – “Beware the Fire and Blood Sacrifice to the Beast which you can read here –

And, “Not Everyone is Coming to the Future: Gotham 2020. Which you can also read here –

And check this out. A huge flaming red spiral over Cambridge, England on April 15.

I don’t quite know what to make of this but you can read the story here. Very strange indeed! Signs in the heavens.

Thank you once again for joining me at Cindy By The Sea – Heaven Bound. How much longer God will refrain from his righteous judgment on this nation and New York in particular I don’t know. The signs don’t look good. Each day is a new opportunity for mercy and repentance. Pray that those who do not yet know Jesus in a personal and saving way soon will. And as always,

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with you for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | April 3, 2020

New York, New York …What Have You Done? *Updated

Hindu Goddess Kali Empire State Building August 15, 2015

“Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird”. Revelation 18:2

Without a doubt New York is getting hit the hardest by the Corona virus. And the situation by all accounts is getting more grim by the day. And while their dilemma (along with the rest of the country) is heart wrenching we look back on a few things in the recent history of the state and more specifically the city and have to ask, in all honesty …what were you thinking? It’s kind of like people who play with Ouija boards and seances. Once you call forth these entities it is very difficult (aside from the blood of Jesus) to ever get rid of them again. And New York as you will see has been courting disaster rather systematically from at least 2010 by calling up demonic spirits who just happen to match their political agendas. All in the name of cultural “expression” and “progression” .. of course.

Let’s look at a few things.

March 23, 2010 – As quoted by … “25-foot (8m) tall, 7-ton replica statue of the Egyptian god Anubis travels by barge past the Statue of Liberty on March 23, in New York harbor, in advance of the National Geographic exhibition’s Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at Discovery Times Square Exposition. Mar 31, 2010″.

Anubis, god of the dead

Anubis has been described as the god of death, mummification, embalming, the afterlife, cemeteries, tombs, and the Underworld.


June 4, 2012 – President Obama signs in red ink his pledge to come back stronger following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Here he vows “We remember, we rebuild, we come back stronger”. No humility just a continued defiance from the man who ran his presidential campaign on the promise of “change”.

Here he can be seen signing one of the final steel beams to be installed as part of the framework of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s One World Trade Center site in New York, N.Y., June 14, 2012. First Lady Michelle Obama, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg also signed the beam.


August 12, 2015 – The image of the goddess Kali was projected on to the Empire State Building as part of a display to bring awareness to endangered species. Interesting choice as Kali is a goddess of destruction.

“Kali is the Hindu goddess (or Devi) of death, time, and doomsday and is often associated with sexuality and violence but is also considered a strong mother-figure and symbolic of motherly-love.” Ancient History Encyclopedia


September 19, 2016 – A replica from the Temple of Baal is erected in New York City. Baal was a Canaanite god to whom babies were often sacrificed. The original arch was destroyed by ISIS the previous year. Yet for its “architectural value” it was reconstructed.

Arch of Baal


January 23, 2019 –The Empire State Building is lit up in pink in honor of the signing of the Reproductive Health Act which allows abortions after 24 weeks and up to birth.

Empire State Building

Officials smile broadly as the “Reproductuve Health Act” is signed. But no one is smiling now.

I dont know about you but I see a common thread of death, defiance and destruction. As my daughter Seven Stars so succinctly phrased it –

“Sin brings destruction of it’s own … but fools openly and boastfully invite it”

I could also add to this list the Empire State Building lit up in Rainbow colors in celebration of gay marriage.

*A grim assessment of the current situation in New York. They need our prayers.

If you can think of anything I’ve missed that you would like to add feel free to do so in the comments section. …which hopefully is working.

*Sorry, the comments section is again not working. On my settings they are turned on but still do not appear on the post. Until I get this figured out please attach any comment to the Passover and Covid-19 post. Thanks.

And, as always,

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with you for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | March 27, 2020

No Where To Hide – *Updated x 2 – 3/29/20 and ** 3/30/20

Night before last I had a dream that started with what appeared to be two portals in the sky. I watched in fascination as the portals became funnel like in appearance with short broad tails. The tails looked like an upside down periscope and were flexible in their ability to peer about and move in any direction. At this point I became terrified and hid beneath my bed as I realized these things were in a searching mode and I did not want to be seen.

As I lay beneath my bed the room became supercharged with some kind of energy and I could see some thing like short rods moving rapidly to and fro within what I perceived to be an energy field. The rods were almost like short bursts of light bluish in color which made them visible as they darted back and forth in every direction. The next thing I knew I was loading boxes of food on to trucks under the direction of some kind of robotic entities.

Strange, I agree.

I was struck by the oddity of the dream and initially passed it off as nothing but decided to pass it by my daughters anyway to see what they thought. To my surprise, they immediately thought it was significant.

The Corona virus (in their opinion) is going to lead us into a program of progressive surveillance. Whether it be drones or satellite imagery of some kind we are/will be watched and tracked. The energy field I saw is some kind of technology that will be useful in manipulating people into willing subjects of the state even as our daily needs and resources are stripped away from us. Whether these are actual “robots” over seeing this process or people acting robotically as servants of the state. I don’t know.

This dream really came out of the blue as I had not been reading or thinking about anything like this. All I can say is that we live in unprecedented times and how this is all going to play out is anyone’s guess. Only God knows for sure. It is my opinion that this is certainly not going to blow over in a few weeks or months but is in fact the groundwork for what the Bible refers to as the end of days. And friends, it’s not coming. It’s already here.

* I read a post this morning about the dangers of 5G and how it could be used. I decided to Google a 5 G image and imagine my surprise when this image came up …nearly identical to my dream.

Do you see the light infused “rods” moving about? Well, that’s it! I don’t know much about 5 G but this was definitely the image of my dream. Odd too how they emanate from a portal shaped opening.

**I came across this video this morning and found it so interesting as it confirmed some of the information from my dream. Check it out.

Watch “THE DANGERS OF A 5G WORLD: Why 5G Will Be Bad And How There Will Be No Way To Escape It | David Icke” on YouTube

And one more, folks, this is just plain spooky.

Watch “The Threat of 5G” on YouTube

Also, the comments section is again disabled for some reason. Please post any comment you might have on previous post. I should be able to get it there.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with you for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | March 23, 2020

Passover and Covid-19

“On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn — both men and animals — and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.” Exodus 12:12-13

I heard someone remark recently how “ironic it was that the plague had cancelled Passover.” Now of course this was tongue in cheek as Passover could never really be cancelled even if another Seder was never held but was rather commemtary on the restriction against large groups meeting which would mean they would not be able to host their annual Seder that generally seats about 400 people.

But then I heard today that the Sanhedrin in Israel may do just that. Perhaps not cancel but postpone. They are apparently being petitioned to declare this a leap year which would delay Passover (or perhaps change the date, I should say) as they feel the current restrictions (due to the virus) would not give people adequate time to prepare properly. In other words, the plague has postponed Passover. How strange is that?

I’m thinking given the current situation maybe they ought to consider simplifying things by going back to the Exodus 12 instructions. They didn’t have a lot of time to prepare then either. Right?

Isn’t it interesting how this virus has changed so many things. Let’s do a run down of some of them.

1- The entire world is pretty much on the same page right now. This is unprecedented. Cities all over the planet grinding to a halt. The conversation in my home is the same as that of my neighbors – is the same as those across town – is the same as across the country. And around the world. We are all talking about one subject. The virus.

2- God is collectively silencing the idols of our time with the closure of movies, concerts, restaurants and bars, theater, sporting events, recreation, shopping and travel for pleasure to places like Las Vegas just to mention a few. And abortion clinics are finally being closed.

3- Churches are being moved back to home settings reminding us that it is not the building that is the church but rather “we” who are the church. As the scripture says: “Wherever two or three are gathered.” The “seeker friendly” Church with its programs and coffee bars is perhaps being stripped of the extraneous stuff and being returned to the simplicity of its roots.

4- Passover will be observed primarily in homes again while the plague rages outside. Perhaps this year we will identify a little more closely with those huddled in homes during that first Passover with only the blood on the door standing between them and the angel of death.

5- Israel is apparently closing their doors to new arrivals. I have not been able to confirm this entirely but believe it would be significant. The law of return goes back to July 5, 1950 which would make it 70 years as of this July. If Israel is deemed to be fully mature at this time can the fullness of the Gentiles be far behind? I think not.

6- Because of the virus Israel will be closed for Shabbat perhaps more fully than at any other time in their recent history.

I think the above is sufficient to demonstrate that we are living in unprecedented times and we are first hand witnesses to the final stages of God’s great redemptive plan. I’ll include a couple of links below that relate to my list. I apologize that the comments section was closed on my last two posts. I’m not sure how that happened and could not rectify it once the post was published. I do look forward to hearing from you and joyfully look forward to the things you have to share.

FYI – On some of these links a picture pops up seconds after opening. Just continue to scroll down to access post.

A long read but if you get down to the part about the almonds I think you will find it very interesting.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with you for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | March 20, 2020

Silencing The Noisy Din

Broadway closed due to Corona virus

We have entered into what I believe to be a unique period in history. A time when the whole world is at a virtual standstill. Every one on the same page at the same time more or less. Major cities as well as small hamlets have become virtual ghost towns with people like mice venturing out only when necessary in search of something to eat.

I like the photo above for demonstrating the degree to which we are bombarded with constant destraction in our lives. Even without sound it virtually shouts at us for attention. And because of this very few find opportunity for real quietness in their day. Between jobs, family and recreation/entertainment there simply isn’t enough time. At least that is what we think. But circumstances have changed all that and now like it or not we have been forced to slow down.

My husband mentioned to me earlier today that One For Israel has been overwhelmed lately with inquiries; and that’s a good thing. “One For Israel” is a Messianic Ministry primarily aimed at reaching Jewish people for the Messiah, Jesus. Evidently while confined at home some people are using the time for searching the web and many of them out of boredom, curiosity or fear are looking to Christian Ministries and organizations for answers. I’m sure One for Israel is not the only one receiving such inquiries. And I think that God in his mercy has provided a short window of time for doing just that.

There is a verse in Jeremiah that speaks of this.

The sound of a cry comes from Babylon, the sound of a great destruction from the land of the Babylonians. The Lord will destroy Babylon: he will silence her noisy din.” Jeremiah 51:55

A din is a loud, unpleasant and unwelcome noise, clamor or clatter. And God is going to silence it. Why? Because it has been keeping people from hearing him.

Jeremiah chapters 50 and 51 address the destruction of Babylon. It is fascinating to read and one can see why there are many who believe these chapters speak to a future Babylon or Babylonian system (America/Mystery Babylon) and not just the historical one.

Going back to my opening paragraph I can’t begin to stress enough the uniqueness of the time in which we are now living. I can think of no other time in history when the whole world was basically on the same page at the same time. Unprecedented! And God is using it for his glory!

Right now we need to be praising God and thanking him for this window of opportunity. I do believe it will be short. As far as this earthly life is concerned I see no good ending to the situation in which we are in. When this is over (in my opinion) life as we know it will be dramatically altered with a global population ready and willing to accept a charismatic new leader who will fearlessly lead them forward into a new world order. Civil unrest and chaos on a mass level will be the force that drives it and people will not only welcome, but embrace it when its time.

This is the point to which we are moving. A swift moving stream catching up everyone (and everything) in its path. An avalanche rumbling down a mountainside uprooting boulders and flattening trees only to gather more momentum as it goes. This is the path the world is on. Its dangerous and its destructive. It will promise life but deliver death. The only place of safety is in Jesus. Please, if you haven’t done so already, trust him today.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with you for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | March 19, 2020

Encouraging Words

From my garden yesterday

I just read this post by T.W. Tramm and wanted to share it with you. Beautifully written it immediately brighted my spirits.


MARCH 19 marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

From this day forward, the longer and warmer days will have a transforming effect on Nature: Grass will sprout and thicken; trees and shrubs will bud and send forth new growth; birds will lay their eggs; mammals will give birth; animals will shed winter coats; and caterpillars will transform into butterflies.

The world around us, which had seemed “dead” during the long cold winter, will come to life!

Knowing that God, the Author of Nature, is consistent and works to patterns, it’s not surprising that spring is a time of new beginnings in Scripture as well.

Biblically, spring is when—

• The New Year begins (Ex. 12: 1, 2).

• The harvest season begins (Lev. 23:9-14).

• Principal figures such as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and King David are born.

• God’s people are liberated from captivity (Ex. 12; Ez. 7; Neh. 2).

• God’s people are married or betrothed (Ex. 19; Ruth; Acts 2).

• Decrees are issued (Ez. 7; Neh. 2).

• Kings go forth to battle (2 Sam. 11:1).

• The fig tree puts forth leaves (Matt. 24:32).

• The Nation of Israel is born and reborn (Exodus/1948).

• The trumpet of God is sounded (Ex. 19: 16, 19, 20).

• Resurrection and ascension occur (Matt. 27:51-53).

• Dispensational change (Law/Grace) occurs (Ex. 20; Acts 2).

Last but not least, spring is when the shepherd comes to gather and spirit away his beloved Shulammite maid in the Song of Solomon:

“The winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come … Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away!” (Song 2:11-13).

And so, in both Nature and Scripture, spring is a time of new beginnings, birth, rebirth, marriage, redemption, and transformation.

What do these themes have in common?

They each describe the awesome and much anticipated event we call the Rapture:

• The Rapture is a “new beginning” as we will acquire new incorruptible bodies (1 Cor. 15:53).

• The Rapture is like a “birth” as we will be born into the Kingdom of Heaven (1 John 3:2).

• The Rapture is a “wedding” between the Church and God (Matt. 25).

• The Rapture is a time of “redemption” for our physical bodies (Rom. 8:23; Eph. 1:13, 14).

• The Rapture is a “transformation” that occurs in the twinkling of an eye (1 Cor. 15:52).

One of God’s main attributes is that He is consistent and works to patterns (Heb. 13:8; Ecc. 1:9). Seeing how spring embodies the types and themes we associate with the Rapture, it’s reasonable to speculate that the catching away could occur during the spring of some year.

Could 2020 be the year?

Only God knows.

Nonetheless, as the hopeful bride, we’re expected to—

• Know the signs (Luke 12:55, 56; 21:25-32).

• Discern the general timeframe (Heb. 10:25; 1 Thess. 5:1-5).

• Be watching when He appears (Matt. 24:42, 46; Luke 21:28).

Regardless of the season, the dramatic ramping up of “birth pains” is a sign that Jesus’ return is near, “right at the door” (Matt. 24:8, 33).

Therefore, let us not sleep as others do, but let us watch.

. . .


*Biblical definition of the seasons:

While calendars customarily divide the year into four seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—the Bible mentions only two main seasons, summer and winter: “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease” (Gen. 8:22). “It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter” (Ps. 74:17). Biblically, summer begins at the vernal equinox in March (19-21) and ends at the autumnal equinox in September (21-24). Winter runs the opposite, beginning in September and ending in March. Therefore, to be precise, spring is not a distinct season but, rather, the first part of the summer. Likewise, autumn is not a distinct season but, rather, the first part of winter. The June and December solstices, marking the beginning of summer and winter on our calendars, actually represent the midpoint of the respective seasons.

*In 2020, spring begins March 19 and ends June 20. Summer begins June 20 and ends September 22.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with you for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | March 18, 2020

A Sign For All To See

The angel Moroni stop the Salt Lake City Mormon temple minus his trumpet

This morning the Utah Valley centered around Salt Lake City experienced a 5.7 earthquake. The jolt centered around the city of Magna was significant enough to startle residents awake at 7:09 am and to cause minor damage to a number of buildings. Most importantly though was the damage done to the gold image atop the LDS temple known as the angel Moroni who lost his trumpet as a result of the quake.

For those of us watching Bible prophecy unfold I believe this is significant. Yesterday I had started to write about God silencing the “gods” around us in preparation for his coming judgment. All the things that we idolize, the things that we worship brought to a standstill or close. Sports, cinema, vacations, leisure activities and so on. God is trying to get our attention one last time before judgment falls. Sadly, though unless the internet goes down most will spend their time playing video games or binge watching Netflix. Bringing me to believe that God may indeed allow the power grid to go down in one last attempt to reach people. The Bible says God finds no pleasure in judging the wicked. Right now God is tempering judgment with mercy but that window I believe is very short.

Back to the angel Moroni. So very interesting and not a coincidence that God caused the trumpet to fall. A trumpet is used as a call to assembly. In the last days (at the last trump as the scripture says), the Church will be assembled in heaven. Mormonism is a false religion with a Jesus who is not the Jesus of the Bible. The Mormon Jesus is a figment of the imagination and has no power to save. And the Mormon Church at its heart is a works based religion. There fore when the trumpet sounds Mormons and other unbelievers will not be going. God is silencing and exposing false Gods and he is just getting started.

A couple of links for you.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with you for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | March 15, 2020

Reaping What We Have Sown

And we wept ….not for the children lost (for they were never children in our minds anyway) but for the children born … and the tears we cried were as much for ourselves as it was for them …for they were lost to as well

It’s been 47 years since abortion was legalized in January 1973. And since that time a staggering amount of unborn children have lost their lives primarily for the convenience of the mother. And while there has been some out cry and effort to end this horrifying practice it has largely gone unchecked. And statistics dating back to 2009 already place that number at well over a billion.

My friend William at The End Times Forecaster brought this to my attention when he suggested in a recent post that the death toll world wide from the Corona virus might well match the number of a abortions that have taken place since 1973. I think he placed that number at about 1.9 billion. A number that most of us cannot even begin to comprehend. I know I can’t.

It’s interesting to me that almost no Christian leader (that I know of) has suggested that repentance from our national sins might be in order. Have we no Elijah’s out there? Evidently not. Instead what I hear are things like “God is greater than the Corona virus” and “God has not given us a spirit of fear” and while all that is true has anyone stopped to think that maybe, just maybe this virus is from God as an instrument of his justice and judgment? How long do we think we can continue in the way we have been going without Him acting? I’m glad the President has called for a National day of prayer tomorrow but without nation wide repentance…the old fashioned sack cloth and ashes kind I am doubtful that God will be moved to abate this crisis.

If you are on social media at all you have seen the numerous posts by the younger generation stating that they planned to go about their business as usual virus or no virus because it primarily affects the “old” and the “sickly”. I can’t begin to count the numerous responses by older folks absolutely horrified by this attitude. How could they be so heartless??? Surely, the lives of the elderly and the sickly matter as much as theirs, they say. How cold and callous does one have to be to put others at risk? Mind boggling isn’t it. But the truth is that we have raised up a whole generation of young people to whom the concept of sanctity of life means very little and now it appears that we are reaping what we have sown. And we’re shocked; absolutely dumbfounded that it could be this way.

If people start dying in numbers anywhere close to what is being projected we will see bodies being incinerated and buried in mass graves. No funeral or memorial service, no burial in the family plot. No dignity. Just disposed of like so much rubbish. Kind of like what happens to the bodies of dead aborted babies. Are we getting it now?

What is happening with the Corona virus crisis is many faceted. I personally believe it will bring in the beast system before it is all over but that is a subject for a different post. And please when we collectively join in prayer tomorrow may we remember to confess and repent of our personal and national sins from wherever we are at in the world. And maybe, just maybe the good Lord will stay his hand.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee.” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with you for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | March 7, 2020

Days of Peace and Plenty

Wal Mart near Olympia, WA 3/5/20

My son-in-law took this photo near his home in Olympia, Washington yesterday. As you can see the shelves are pretty well picked over. They did have bread and milk though which surprised me…but then again it makes sense that it would be non perishables that people would stock up on first. How long things like milk and bread will continue to be available is anyone’s guess and probably should not be counted on as I’m sure most people know. Or will soon find out.

I’ve been home from my trip to California for almost two weeks now. Thankfully, it was a good trip and we had wonderful time with our daughter and her family. I only observed two people wearing masks while we were away. And since I’ve been home only one. So, by and large life seems to be going on as usual at least in my neck of the woods and if it were not for the news and reports from my daughter in Washington it would be hard to believe that the world is in such a precarious situation.

So far here in NM there have been no reported cases with no shortages in any stores as far as I can tell. My other daughter which lives in Texas reports the same thing. My friends in Hawaii though are busy scrambling for toilet paper and other essentials (which could truly be a problem when living on an island) while officials continue to down play any effect the virus might be having. No testing, no cases …problem solved.

So how are things where you are? If you’re like me you may have trouble grasping the seriousness of the situation. My tulips are coming up and the field next door is being plowed in preparation for spring and life goes on as it always has. I dont know about you but I simply have no time for viruses and other increasingly ugly things that seem to pop up almost daily like so many noxious and unwanted weeds. I have my garden to tend to and grand babies to rock. I simply have no time for all the garbage and mostly just want it all to disappear.

I’m pondering this as I write. How difficult it is to let go. To live in uncertainty. It is so human to want control. To know my family is safe, to know I have groceries in the cupboard, to know that the sun will come up again tomorrow and that life will be good. The ramblings of one who has lived 65 years in a land of peace and plenty. Yet, I’m no fool. We have gambled away incredible blessings and the once firm ground on which we stood has now eroded to the point of collapsing and we have no one to blame but ourselves. Virus or no virus, the course we are on is not sustainable and the abundance we once enjoyed along with so many carefree days and hours are almost certainly drawing to an end. We have sown the wind and all that’s left now is to reap it.

Lord, you have blessed us with so much. Please forgive us for squandering those blessings. We are a selfish and ungrateful people not worthy of your love and yet you love us anyway. Help us Lord when we are weak, strengthen our faith when we falter, lead us when we cannot see the next step ahead. And refine us Lord where needed in order that we might be a pleasing and fit bride for your Son.

And as always,

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with you for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

Posted by: cindybythesea | February 15, 2020

Bench and Cross

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life” John 3:14-15

A few years ago, my husband and some young men he was mentoring took to erecting a cross made out of whatever they could find while out hiking. They would also construct some kind of bench where they could spend some time in fellowship and prayer. They called it the “Bench and Cross”. In the photo above they were seaside. I thought it made a nice photo.

The reason I mention this is because I am going to be away for a few days. My husband and I are traveling to Southern California to spend some time with our daughter and grandkids who are traveling from the Northwest and I’ve got to tell you I’m a little nervous about this. With all that is going on I hardly want to leave home anymore. Maybe you can identify with that.

Anyway, as I’ve been packing I could feel the anxiety mounting. Earthquakes, civil unrest, corona virus…. oy!!! I think I’ll go back to bed and put the pillow over my head! And never leave home. But that is not realistic and certainly not what God has called us to do.

I have to admit courage is not my first name, it’s not even my middle or last. But the Lord does not give us the Spirit of fear and like Corrie Ten Boom’s father told her when her fear was at its greatest “God will give you what you need when you need it.” In other words, if the time should come when we need courage we can be certain that God will supply all that we need and more.

The picture of the Bench and Cross has already relieved some anxiety. Why? Because the Cross stands above everything else. It rises above any trouble or catastrophe we might face. It is not diminished in the least by the circumstances of our lives and like the serpent lifted up up in the wilderness we simply look to it and live.

If you would be so kind as to keep us in prayer while we are away. Our daughter and her family as well. I will try to update my blog from time to time if I should see or hear anything worth passing on. Other than that I should be back home in about ten days, God willing.

And as always,

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

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