Religious Devotions – November 8, 2017 by Teresa Smeigh (This is a repost and a message I need to remember)


He Died on the Cross For Us

I will follow wherever you lead, my Lord!

By Teresa Smeigh

This is something different. (Part dream, part reality, I was bullied as a child)


The beautiful little fairy/pixie got dressed for the morning at school. She dreaded this because the other fairies were so mean to her. She was freshly cleaned and nicely dressed, but they still didn’t like her unless she let them copy her schoolwork.

She flew over to the area where they held school and settled on a branch as far away as she could while still being able to hear the teachers.

The murmuring started among her fellow fairies. “Give us your homework, NOW!” they yelled in unison. They grabbed her and held her down trying to get the homework from her.

I couldn’t watch the poor fairy being bullied anymore and I stepped in, lifted my arm and prepared to save the poor thing.

“Wait! Vengeance is mine,” sayeth the Lord! (Romans 12:19)

I lowered my arm, ashamed at what I had planned to do. I was just as bad as the other fairies.

(“I heard the shout loud and clear – I was awake by then. Jesus was reminding me of the bad thoughts I had for vengeance and reminding me it was his job.”) I tried to punish my ex-husband for what he did to me, but the Lord was reminding me it was not my place to do the punishment and I wished he had gotten there sooner and not let me try to punish my ex-husband. I hurt others in the process.


Dear Father,

Thank you for reminding me that vengeance is yours. It is not my job to punish anyone. Sometimes I need reminding.




The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

I Corinthians 6:23

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for for the new posts).



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