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THE YEARS THE LOCUSTS ATE
12/28/2020 1:00:00 AM by: JUNE FOSTER

PLEASE WELCOME

JUNE FOSTER

TO

HAVING THE PRIME OF MY LIFE

 

I stopped in my tracks. The truth washed over me. I am approaching the end of my life. What's more, as I think about my life, I see one in which I was saved by Christ. Thank God. But I see more. The journey has been rocky, many times filled with chaos and confusion. Did I really represent my Lord well in all things? By no means. How many times did I stumble, missing an opportunity to love someone else for Christ? And how many irretrievable hours of precious fellowship did I lose with loved ones because I live thousands of miles away? The questions abound, and I don't like the answers. I can never get back the years. The realization hits harder than a cement block.

So, is life really this bleak? Yes, without hope, it is

But—here's the good news.smiley

There is hope. God knows we aren't perfect so He provides grace. In fact, His grace is sufficient because when I'm weak then I'm strong. But what about the lost days, the ones I can never salvage?

I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—
    the great locust and the young locust,
    the other locusts and the locust swarm[a]—
my great army that I sent among you (Joel 2:25 NIV)

But how can that happen? I don't have many more years on this earth.

I firmly believe this life is only a prelude to the primary, most important life God has for us.

But to float around heaven and play the harp doesn't sound like much fun. I don't believe that will be the case. I believe we will live on a new earth and have all the time we need to fellowship with our loved ones and accomplish the things we never did on earth.

There are some who say I don't believe what you're saying, but I choose to trust the Bible and God's promises. I've stumbled through this life, but I know the next will be glorious, and I'll live in perfection because my Savior is perfect.

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth,

for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away …  Revelation 21: 1

Dear Lord, thank You for the life that is to come, for the glorious hope only You can offer. Amen.

 

Read about June’s new book:

ABOUT A KISS UNDER THE MISTLETOE

The men in Noel Kendrick's life have always lied to her. When she accepts her pastor's plea to head the Christmas nativity scene project, she doesn't realize the job requires her to work with Carson Shumate, the handsome youth pastor with midnight blue eyes. Despite her efforts to keep her emotional distance, she falls hard after a kiss under the mistletoe.

But Carson has a secret of his own. If he reveals the truth about his identical twin to his church, he fears they will fire him, and he could lose Noel.

A Kiss Under the Mistletoe is the sequel to An Unexpected Family.


Purchase Link: https://amzn.to/2FjUR4a

ABOUT JUNE FOSTER

 

An award-winning author, June Foster is also a retired teacher with a BA in Education and a MA in counseling. She is the mother of two and grandmother of ten. June began writing Christian romance in 2010. She penned her first novel on her Toshiba laptop as she and her husband traveled the US in their RV. Her adventures provide a rich source of information for her novels. She brags about visiting a location before it becomes the setting in her next book.

To date, June has written over twenty contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels and novellas. She loves to compose stories about characters who overcome the circumstances in their lives by the power of God and His Word. June uses her training in counseling and her Christian beliefs in creating characters who find the freedom to live godly lives. She's published with Winged Publications. Visit June at www.junefoster.com to see a complete list of her books.so

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