By Nicolas Bocskai
Harbour shores, spread over Southeastern
Virginia's Hampton Roads, stands as a historic landmark in our
nations unfolding legacy. The harbour sits inland at the
entrance of the Chesapeake Bay on the mid-Atlantic east coast.
My story begins: I am the lowly one… the
Porter and watcher over the Earth… temporarily established in
the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. In future times, wherever
God directs and sets me up for His work, I will remain alive
until that day that Jesus returns. The scene is the cross on
the beach shoreline among the hills… the original
landing place of our founding fathers when they
first arrived to America. Here, at Cape Henry, Virginia, they
planted a cross on the beach and dedicated the new land to God,
on April 29, 1607.
Where are you headed, my friend? Life is a natural
expression of mankind on the pathway to redemption for all the world
and anyone who wants… just for the asking! Nature is not God's
doorway to Himself. The key to the Father is His Son, Jesus Christ…
never forget Him… for He shall never forget nor forsake you. God is
love and we love Him because He first loved us!
As for living in paradise, it is a state of mind
where all can dwell once you become a Christian. Can you imagine how
many people pass through life each day not knowing Jesus? Everyone
living is an eternal being destined to live forever in spiritual
eternal bodies with God. The question is… where will you spend
eternity? Will it be in darkness or light? If in darkness, you will
be without God in the darkness of space! (Someday God will ignite
the universe to become the Lake of Fire…) If it is in the light,
Jesus will grant you eternal life with Him in heaven's New
Jerusalem, the City of Gold, among the Saints and Kingdom Godhead. I
believe that Heaven surrounds the universe outside everything that
we know about… the new Heaven and the infinite new Earth. Father
Jehovah; Jesus, His Son; and the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Prophecy,
will all be there. This is no game… we are here to prepare for
eternity. A hundred years is a long time isn't it? It is but a vapor
compared to the eons of time past, present, and future! Prepare
yourselves my friends, of all nations. Prepare your homes and your
families to receive Jesus. We have no say as to what God will do… we
can only pray to influence His decisions. So study the Holy
Scriptures, the history of time past… present… and future… yes, the
eternal plan for mankind is there!!!
The sandy coastline was full of children and their
guardians. The windy month of March was about over and the spring
season was upon us. With what was left over from
winter winds, the kite flyers were making use of. The children were
on the sand dune hillside at some distance… and as kids are, they
were anxious to know why their parents, of a different age and
reduced energy, weren't running along the beach shoreline with them.
Upon this hill, overlooking the sea, the kite
flyers and their kites of assorted colors were becoming airborne one
by one as the wind lifted them from the sandy terrain. At last
count, 14 kites were visible in their colorful splendor being
maintained by the early spring breezes against the blue background
of the atmosphere and ocean here at Cape Henry, Virginia.
The warm sunshine and cool, clear sky filled
everyone with joy for the day. On the far side of the hills, on
level terrain, the twin Cape Henry lighthouses had been established
and setup for years of service. Excitement thrilled every child upon
entering the old historic lighthouse and climbing the stairs to see
the total view of the area. With the sound test of the Coast Guard
Station foghorns, at the second lighthouse, the laughter of the
children filled the air. All in all, the day was perfect, a child's
paradise here at the Cape and beach shoreline beside the sea with
cool and clean spring air.
The toil of the morning would soon be complete,
exhausting most parents, but not so with the children. Tonight would
be a good night of restful sleep. The sunshine gives and takes… your
energy that is… for the day was not complete yet with adventures
still to come. Upon returning home, a quarter mile or so from the
Cape, a father and his three daughters were refreshed from their
vigorous morning walk and kite flying on the beach this weekend day.
From the hillside overlooking the ocean, there were
other kite flyers busy with their task at hand. It was an early
Saturday morning and the children were up enjoying the windy day
free of responsibility.
Spring had arrived and the weekend break was here
before the kids returned to school. The breeze was perfect blowing
off the ocean onto the beach and hills at the Cape. The young kids
were on the sands having the time of their lives. The kites, which
were numerous in the gusty winds, off the ocean, flew up and down,
side to side, back and forth, in the steady breeze along the
hillside and open blue sky.
There were various houses built along the hills at
this residential development. The neighborhood was peaceful and
beautiful and much was suspected of such a place. At Cape Henry, the
nation had been dedicated to God back in the 1600's when the
colonists first came to this country. With the springtime of year
almost in full bloom, the children would soon be studying and
learning about nature and God at their private Christian school.
Soon the children would return to school.
I can remember school… public, not private. There
were many problems facing the young people there. Mainly the
attitude was, "I don't care about anything!" This was wrong as I
look back. Peer pressure from fellow students predominated my
attitude toward life. Something must be done about that, that our
children will have hope and tackle life with enthusiasm in a desire
to help themselves and others. If Satan can destroy a young life, he
will… especially a child dedicated to God as an infant. Usually
problems come from within with hopelessness when parents don't get
involved with their children's lives. They are our most precious
possessions. Love your children… be patient with them. Answer their
questions no matter how annoying they may be, for they are an
extension of your life. Their minds are forming your and my future
in our nation… God Bless the Children.