Mary Mayko is Christian Fellowship's Adult Sunday School Teacher, Church Elder and one of our counselors. Mary also has the pulpit one Tuesday night a month to deliver Gods Word. She has penned inspirational poetry and writings for over 30 years.
I TRUST THESE SCRIPTURES AND WRITINGS WILL ENCOURAGE YOUR HEART AND BUILD YOUR FAITH AS YOU READ THROUGH THEM! Our prayer for this website is that it continues to be a source of encouragement and blessings to all who have stopped by for a visit with us! Mary Mayko
Christian Fellowship Church Of Largo
“The Veil of Tears”
Mary Mayko 1996
They came to weep and mourn beside a lonely grave, not realizing He had died for the souls He would save!
Crying now through a veil of tears over this tremendous loss, they recalled their agony and fear as they kneeled at the Cross!
Bowing their head in silent sorrow, suddenly they hear a Voice! “I am alive! When I died on the Cross, it was My choice!”
“Go now and tell the others and Peter so they may know, I’ll dry their faces with that veil, no need for tears to flow!
”Off they ran with the veil becoming banners of joy to tell all they met of the Risen Savior, The Christ of Glory!
Although tears may dim our eyes and make it hard to see, these afflictions we suffer make us into what He wants us to be!
So when we find ourselves wrapped in a veil of tears, take them to Jesus, the One who can heal all our fears!
Let that veil of tears become a towel of comfort and peace, as God’s loving power gives strength and our pains to cease.
That veil once had covered our blinded eyes with a flood of tears, now is used by our LORD to encourage us, as through the veil He appears!
No matter what we face, be it sorrow, or loss or our pain, He has promised the sunshine after tears that fell like rain!
It is common for all that many are the afflictions that touch our life, But we must trust in Jesus in our times of strife.
He will comfort our heart and led us gently along our way, as we rest in His love and give Him our veil of tears today!“For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of water: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” Rev.7: 17 KJV
“THE PROMISE OF GLORY!”
Luke 24:6-8 “He is not here, He has risen! Remember how He told you, while He was still with you in Galilee; the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again!” Then they remembered His words.”
Churches all over the world celebrate the Risen Christ during what we call Lent and Easter Sunday. People sing joyful songs praising our Risen Christ! Promise after promise in both the Old and New Testament declare we too shall one day rise after we die and share in the glory of God in heaven with Jesus Christ our LORD and Savior! The Resurrection of Christ is history! We celebrate the victory of Christ Jesus over death, hell and the grave! As we look back at His glory, we also look forward to the day when God’s Promise of Glory shall be fulfilled in us as believers in Him!
On the day of Pentecost, Peter preached a mighty sermon declaring, “God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact.” Acts 2:38. That sermon resulted in 3000 people giving their heart to the LORD Jesus Christ! Old false doctrines are wrapped in new garments to deceive multitudes! In the Early Church they came up with many false ideas and doctrines arose to cast doubts about this Promise of Glory for believers! Today’s society is no different, there are many kinds of false beliefs to try to explain God’s Word away!
Many claim there is no need for a Crucified Savior/Redeemer! They say His Blood sacrifice is not needed since there is no penalty for sin! They claim there is no Hell as they “tickle the ears” of people and lull them into a sense of false security! Those who know the Word and Authority of God will quickly recognize these evil doctrines are not from Our LORD and Savior! Jesus always stood on the Authority of the Written Word of God! He quoted often from the Old Testament! Listen to Paul’s summary. 1 Thess. 4:1-2 “Finally brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are now living. Now we ask you and urge you in the LORD Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the LORD Jesus.”
The resurrection of Christ Jesus re-assures us that there truly is life after death! It is important we make our decision to honor our LORD now while we yet live! Jesus Himself, when He walked and taught here on earth has an important lesson for people today! Jesus said: “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in graves will hear His voice and come out- those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.” John 5:27-29.
Paul explains in 1 Cor. 15:51-52 “Listen! I tell you a mystery: we will not all sleep (die) but we will all be changed- in a flash, the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will imperishable, and we will all be changed.”
During this Easter Season, take time to marvel over all our LORD Jesus Christ has accomplished in us already, and take joy in the fact of His Promises of Glory in His Presence when we arrive in Glory to be with Him forever!
“For the LORD Himself shall descend from heaven with the shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the LORD in the air: and so shall we ever be with the LORD. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thess.4:16-18If we are true believers in Christ Jesus we have cause for celebration, each day as we live in expectation of Him and His Promise of Glory at His Return! We too, shall rise in glory one day to meet our LORD and Savior! Celebrate Jesus today! Amen!