Ten years ago, while Anissa was going through a difficult time of severe seizure activity, the following revelation was given concerning my “focus”:
AS YOU GAZE UPON THIS MAGNIFICIENT
PINK ROSE, DO YOU SEE THE THORNS OR
THE BEAUTY OF THE PETALS?
People who know about the growth of a rose can look
at the thorns and tell the condition of the weather while the rose was springing forth ~ whether it was a dry or wet season.
The same principle can hold true as one meditates upon the seasons of an individual’s life.
ODE TO ANISSA G. LAWYER
(Inspiration given to Anissa’s mother)
June 15, 2008
Like the rose, my Anissa, seems the story of your life,
Though plagued forty-plus years with thorns of strife.
As fragile as rose petals ~ pink and soft to the touch;
Then seizures erupted; alas, no medical cure for such.
But the day comes forth when a trumpet shall sound
Of God’s voice from Heaven causing you to abound!
‘Rise up, my fair one…come,’ and with the birds sing,
Ever filling the earth with praises, gloriously to ring.
Free at last to run ~ as you recall those past scenes,
Of walking on beaches, and in lush valleys so green.
Never again shall limits to love’s fragrance be closed
You’re out of the wilderness, able to bloom as a rose.
The Word of God reveals how Jesus kept a positive focus and how we are to look to Him as our example in struggling times: “… and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us. Keep your eyes on Jesus, our leader and instructor. He was willing to die a shameful death on the cross because of the joy He knew would be His afterwards, and now He sits in the place of honor by the throne of God. If you want to keep from becoming fainthearted and weary, think about His patience as sinful men did such terrible things to Him. After all, you have never yet struggled against sin and temptation until you sweat great drops of blood.” Hebrews 12:1-3 TLB
Upon reviewing the previous Blog Posts in sharing the story of Anissa’s life, I stand amazed as to how many times a messenger of Satan was sent to buffet my faith. The many seizures continued to be “a thorn in the flesh,” yet my strength was made perfect in weakness – similar to what the Apostle Paul wrote about in 2 Corinthians 12:7-9. We are overcomers – only because of His Excellent Grace!
(On the next Blog Post of Anissa’s story, it is my hope to have several videos of her for others to better understand what kind of seizures she has experienced.)
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