Friday, August 22, 2014

Upon All Them...

It's about time that here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I let you know what I did on Saturday, August 16th. 

That day, was a special day.  In a sort of special way.  It was the 37th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.

Here is a Wikipedia link for you to read about Elvis Presley:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley.

Just thinking about how long it has been since Elvis died, kind of blows my mind.  :(   It's hard to believe that if he hadn't died when he was 42 years of age, he would be about 79, now!  Whoa!!

Be still my heart...

In any case, getting back to what I was going to discuss, I watched films that Elvis starred in.  A great movie channel that I've mentioned in the past, Movies! TV Network  www.moviestvnetwork.com, aired several films honouring Elvis.

No, I didn't watch them all.  I didn't watch my television (TV) all day!

But, I did enjoy the following films:

*  Flaming Star, starring Elvis Presley (of course!) & Barbara Eden.  To read about this film, check out the information on this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaming_Star.  This was a movie I had never before seen.  I found this movie rather shocking.  Elvis played the part of a son who was born of an American dad and an Indian mom.  It was a western film.  And, unlike many of Elvis' other films, there wasn't a tremendous amount of music in it.  Still, it was worth watching!

Easy Come, Easy Go, starring Elvis Presley & Pat Priest.  Here's a link for you to check out this film:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easy_Come,_Easy_Go_(film).  While this movie had a great amount of music in it, the storyline was interesting. 

Paradise, Hawaiian Style, starring Elvis Presley, Suzanna Leigh & James Shigeta.  For information about this film, click on this link:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise,_Hawaiian_Style.  As you can probably guess, this film had many water scenes in it.  And, a great amount of music.  I enjoyed watching it.

Even as I watched those movies, thoughts ran through my mind about Elvis.

He was a US Army veteran.  He was a good actor.  And, his music was wonderful!

The main thing that kept popping into my mind, was the fact that he was Christian.

Thinking about his life.  And, how he died, after having used prescription drugs for quite a while, brought thoughts to my mind. 

I thought about sin, death, and life... through salvation.  Not just his.  Mine, and yours, too.

With these thoughts running rampant, I thought about Romans 3:21-24, "But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:"

It reminded me that no matter what any of us have done in life, that could be considered sinful, God cares for us. 

Just as we read in those Bible verses, all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.  That's right.  No one is perfect. 

But, God provides for us.  He provides for us, who belong to Him.

We receive salvation by trusting in Jesus.  And, we are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.  Just as we read.

Amazing.  Truly amazing.

My friend, I appreciate you reading LwL.  Thank you for doing so.

However, there is something I feel I must ask you.  Have YOU received God's grace, forgiveness and everlasting life, by trusting in our Lord, Jesus Christ?

Hopefully, you have.  If so, we'll be able to be together in heaven, some day.

If not, my heart breaks for you.  For there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.

Trust in Jesus.  There's no other way.


Until next time...

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