Throughout history gold has been a highly-valued commodity. During the Gold Rush, many people left everything...homes. families, some devoting their entire lives to the pursuit of it. God is a treasure far more precious than all the wealth on Earth, but unlike gold, He is not hard to find. He truly is a God who shows Himself. His truths are richly woven into the fabric of all creation. Our greatest insight into the very heart and mind are the Scriptures, but to find the real treasure, we must dig deep into the remote recesses of the Rock himself. One thing you will most certainly discover is the deeper you dig, the deeper He gets. In all eternity we will never be able to plumb the depths of God. It is my hope that perhaps through my own search for that 'Treasure above all Treasures' you will find something which will have some meaning for you. R.Whelan

Sunday, October 12, 2014

NO MISTAKE HERE

You are not a mistake. You were born at the right time, in the right place, to the right parents. God planned it all. He has a unique purpose for your life. He placed you where you are and allowed you to go through the joys and trials you have in order to shape you into the exact vessel he needs,
for the exact purpose you are here to fulfill. Copyright © 2004

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A POINT TO PONDER

Ponder this one. . . . Think of the worst of human nature that you have ever seen. The rapes, the murder, the incest, the brutality and so much more. Think how you cringed at the sight and the sound of it. How you recoiled with disgust and fear. Now imagine being thrust into the midst of that kind of evil for all eternity.  You have caught a glimpse through a dark veil of all that Hell is.  Now let the realization sink into your heart, your soul and your mind, that this darkness, this evil, is what you are choosing for your eternal dwelling place each time you reject the call of God. Rachel Whelan © 2004 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

CHOICES

Life is an endless succession of choices . . . decisions. We can evaluate, analyze and come to conclusions about what is right, but there is such a possibility of error on our part. It seems imperative to me that we should depend upon God’s wisdom to make those choices.  Rachel Whelan © 2004 

WHEN WE LEAVE THIS WORLD

When we leave this world there are only two ways to go.
We can go to the light, or we can go to the darkness.
We can go with what is good, or we can go with what is evil.
We can go to God,  or we can go with Satan.
We must make the choice in this life which way we will go. 
Which path we will choose. 
You cannot avoid the choice.
As the old saying goes, 
Not to choose is to choose. 
For myself, I am tired of the darkness.
I am sickened by the evil I see around me. 
The evil which Satan has caused and which men have loved.  
I have seen enough in this world to know which way I choose to go.

Rachel Whelan © 2004 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LET MY WHOLE LIFE BE A PRAYER, LORD

Let my whole life be a prayer, Lord
That’s lifted up to Thee
Every thought
Every word
Every breath I breathe
Let my whole life be a prayer, Lord
And let my prayer be heard
Even if for all my days
I never speak a word

Rachel Whelan © 2004 

Monday, July 14, 2014

DEAR LORD I'M LOST, TIRED AND FRIGHTENED

Dear Lord,
I’m lost
And tired
And frightened
I’m standing somewhere in the middle
Afraid to step in either direction
For fear I’ll choose the wrong way
Yet afraid of standing still
For fear my chance for life will pass me by
I’m lost
In need of someone to show me the way
And somewhere in the distance
In all the darkness that surrounds me
I know You are there with outstretched hands
Waiting to lead me home
So at times like now, Lord
When I need you most
Give me the strength to reach out
To take Your hand
Because I am weak
I am tired
And I want to come home

Rachel Whelan © 1973

Sunday, October 20, 2013

THE CHRIST KILLERS (It Takes One to Know One)

Christ Killers - Many people, at least since the days of Hitler, have used this term for the Jewish people. They have used it as a rationale for their hatred and persecution of the Jews for generations, and in a way, I suppose, they are right. The Jewish leaders of that day, with the approval of many of their people, did indeed kill Christ, but then, so did we all.

Scriptures tell the story of the woman who was pulled into the city streets and how many of the people who had gathered around the scene wanted to stone her, to kill her, because of her sin. Yet Jesus quietly, brilliantly, came to her aid. Though He did not look at them, He looked into the very heart of every one of them. He saw their sin in all its ugliness. The sin, hopefully, no one else knew about. The sin they tried to conveniently forget. Jesus looked straight into their souls and said. ‘Let anyone of you who is without sin cast the first stone.’ One by one they dropped the stones, shamed, with no defense before God, or man, they turned and walked away.

And so it is today, Christ looks into our souls and says the same thing. 'Let those of you who are without sin, those of you whose life is so perfect that you feel you have no need of a sacrifice to cover your sin, come forth.' Go ahead, cast the first stone at the Jewish people. Any takers? Not if you are honest. It's always easier to blame others, isn't it. Not to take our share of the responsibility for something gone wrong.
Never let yourself forget, that we have all sinned. We all have that ugly side of ourselves. The side that demands us to seek God's forgiveness. The ugly side that is in desperate need of a sacrifice to cover it.
Everyone of us is responsible for the death of Jesus Christ. Everyone of us created the situation that brought Christ into this world to be the sacrifice for sin. The sin of all mankind, not just some of us. Because of our sin, we are all, every son and daughter of Adam, Christ Killers.© 2011 Rachel Whelan