Several years ago I wrote a book (waiting to be published) entitled Under the Hand of Jesus. Debi of thedailylily.org did the watercolor drawings. In the story you might find yourself identifying with the main character, Leon. There seemed to be a cloud over his life. He couldn’t see past the cloud. One day someone helped him find the one who could truly help. The helper/mentor helped the main character understand that he needed Doctor Jesus because his heart was too full of hurtful things from the world. They were making him sick.
(art by Debi) double click to enlarge
This is where we will pick up on the story excerpt:
…A long time ago a lamb was killed for the sins of the people. Sins are the arrows of our heart. It had to be a lamb without blemish. When it was killed then the sins of the people were wiped away as if they never happened. God had the people do this for quite a few years. Then one day He decided He would look for a lamb, who would take on all the sins of the world and then we would not need for lambs to be killed. He looked everywhere in the whole wide world, but no one could be found. The only one he could find was his own Son, Jesus, who was without sin. Jesus wanted to do what his Father wanted because He, like his Father, had such a LOVE for people.
Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem and grew up with an earthly father who worked as a carpenter and a mother Mary. He ministered, did miracles, and healed many people when he grew up. When He was thirty His ministry came to an end as He was sentenced to die, because by shedding of His blood, which was without blemish, He was covering all sin from then until the end of the world. Jesus died on the cross and then he descended into hell for He had to deal with Satan.
“Hell, where is that?” inquired Leon.
“Well Leon, that is the place that Satan lives. He was once one of the most beautiful angels in all of heaven. He wanted to be equal if not more powerful than God. God kicked him out of heaven.
When he was kicked out of heaven, He took the Keys of Life with him. Jesus, when he went down to hell, battled with Satan over the keys.
Jesus won the battle with Satan and He got the Keys of Life back. This is very, very important. The Keys of Life make it possible for us to be with God for eternity. Jesus took them up to heaven and thus we only have to believe in Jesus as our Lord and Savior and we get to live with Jesus and God forever. If we don’t believe then we get to live with Satan forever. In hell, we will be constantly tortured forever, both physically and mentally. If we choose Jesus, we will live a life of mutual love and adoration between Jesus/God and us. What a choice uh! Which do you choose?”
Debi and I are are praying and seeking ways to have our book published. We have vowed to give the proceeds to our church ministry. Please pray with us for this project. If you know of places we could submit our work to for publishing please let us know.
16 thoughts on “Under The Hand of Jesus”
What a great story, Rena. And I have seen the illustrations done by Debi. This book is worthy of being published and children (and adults) should be able to acquire this book.
I pray for the success of publishing and wide distribution of this book around the globe as its lessons and the moral of the story give encouragement and instruction to the reader.
We are working to post some of the original art that goes with the story. Debi did them in watercolor and has now scanned them for use on our site. But, we have not been able to get them to post to site as of now. I have emailed one of them to the ones that are on our mailing list. If others would like to see a sample of this art email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Rena, I hope you will get the book published. I know the illustrations must be beautiful.
The pictures are wonderful. In my third/fourth combo class in Sunday School the students could not take their eyes off the lamb on the alter or Jesus on the cross. They were also amazed that sin was like arrows shot in the heart. Many wondered how anyone could stand or live with so many arrows.
Great, we finally got a few pictures up with the help of Chris! A big yell out, thank you, Chris….
Thank you, Chris! You are awesome!
Yes thank you Chris – your computer expertise is awesome!
Our Heavenly Father, we come to you in adoration and love and respect for Our Creator, the maker of Heaven and Earth. We ask that you open a door with a pathway for Rena and Debi to have their creative work that You have poured through them published and in the hands of all that you have planned to receive.
We seek wisdom on their behalf and all involved for every detail, including the business and outreach of this project to go forward. Send your two creative daughters forward to publish and be a part of the joy of seeing the children’s eyes when they receive you into their little hearts. In Your Holy Name, we pray,
Amen. And thank you Sara for this wonderfully expressed prayer that we look forward to seeing the answer to.
You are welcome, Debi.
Sara, I am in agreement with your intercessory prayer for the publication and distribution of these wonderful stories with the great illustrations. These books will be a valuable tool in outreach and touching children’s lives for Christ. What powerful gifts to be brought to the Kingdom for such a time as this! There will be an eternal reward for the souls who read these books and, as Sara said in her prayer, “receive YOU, (Lord) into their little hearts”
Do this in the Name of Christ Jesus, we pray and agree.
Thank you, MG, for standing up and having a passion for the hearts of the little ones. I remember in God’s Word, He said, “Let them come to me.” Matthew 19:13-15
Holy Father, Help me to see the little children all around me and be aware that it is my place on earth, to let them come to You! May my life be a light that will cause little eyes to look to You, Lord Jesus.
Thank you for such a wonderful prayer. We look forward to seeing children around the world come to Jesus – I wish to see their faces as they come. Praise be to Jesus! I can see it now each child enwrapped in the arms of Jesus!
createaspace.com is a publishing site that another friend of mine uses to publish her books. What a wonderful story Rena. Your love for God and His children shows everyday, as I watch you interact with our “special” little ones.
Not able to open the website recommended above. Wonder if this is the one they were thinking of….https://www.createspace.com/
Rena what an awesome story. The art work is great too. This beautiful story will touch hearts all over the world. Thank you for sharing this with us. May God bless you, your book and the readers.