Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Kingdom of Heaven Is Anne Baxter Campbell

The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like...

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
(Matthew 13:45-46, NKJV)

This is an amazing pair of verses on how much it means for you to be able go into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Add up everything you own. Everything. Don't leave out a pencil or a Band-Aid. Add in all the things you wish you had. Think about if you could sell it all at face value--No! At ten times its value! Even that (including Mr. Gates, Mr. Trump, and all of the DuPont heritage in this calculation, by the way) would not be worth as much as one small corner of heaven.

And yet--God gives it to us at a cost far greater than that pearl of great price. It cost the life of His Own Beloved and only begotten Son to get a ticket for you to enter there. That's how much He loves us.

Wow, Lord, my thanks and praise would never be enough, but this is what I offer you in return: Myself--all of me, all of my love, all of my worship, all my strength, all of my worldly goods, everything. Everything. You are worth far beyond the price of any pearl or diamond or other precious jewel. Amen

Anne Baxter Campbell is a woman with a deep love of God and family. She calls her releases “One Step Closer” Fiction because it is always her hope that the books will take people one step closer to the Lord. She and her husband live on a ranch in north central California with one dog and one cat, occasionally interspersed with large doses of offspring.

Anne is the author of The Truth Trilogy, a first-century historical romance/adventure series about Romans, Greeks, Jews, and Egyptians. Their adventures—while historically accurate—are amazingly like our own, and you might find yourself mirrored in one or more of the characters.

She has also written several short stories, some in collections with other authors and some on her own. She’s one of the writers in the Summer in Sweetland series (women’s fiction/ romances/ mysteries set in small-town America) and in the short stories of Kathi Macias’ 12 Days of Christmas (a variety of Christmas scenes set in the 12 days prior to Christmas). She’s the sole author of the Once Upon Series (young adult/adult holiday fiction revolving around a family in Phoenix, Arizona). Several others are in the planning or editing stage.

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1 comment:

  1. Anne, these are great words. Well said. Everything on this earth pales in the light of the Kingdom of Heaven!