“On the Merry-go-round”

Jerusalem-96-0418

Psalm 150 Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!

As I live in this wonderful God ordained country, I am constantly aware of the awesome privilege I have to live here. My present dwelling place within this city is between the hustle and bustle of the downtown area and the absolute quietness of the country. It is a quiet suburb I guess you could call it. Because I am a temporary resident, there are certain things that must be maintained in order to live life as a continuous flow. Those uncertain things sometimes get out of order and then it feels like I am on a merry-go-round. That is what this photo reminded me of as I was out for my morning jaunt through the neighborhood. There seems to always be something that doesn’t quite fit into the scheme of things to keep this life in constant near chaos. I would not change a thing for this wonderful experience of living in the city of the Great King.
Thank you Lord.

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“Eternal Beauty”

Isaiah 40:6-8

Isaiah 40:6-8 “All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”

Do we really realize just how fragile we are? I am reminded of a story by C. S. Lewis called, Pilgrims Regress where he describes a child in the first year of life who can see “the island” across the street and through the trees but as teachings invade that life, starts to lose sight of it as the bushes of doctrine get in the way until it is no longer visible. That is when he has to clear away some of the doctrinal debris that has been taught so that the “island” can become visible again. It sometimes is a long way back to when we were children and able to see clearly the beauty of an unspoiled life. One must erase the doctrines of men in order to see the reality of where we came from and what the Creator God had in mind for our lives when we were just a seed in the ground of humanity.

Luke 18:15-17 Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”  I believe we must return to Gods Word and reject the doctrine of men or face a very dark eternity.

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“Impressions”

Impressions

Isaiah 5:20-21 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus says the Lord: “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls. 

It seems to me that the world is still eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and in fact desires the fruit of evil more than it does the fruit of good. The trouble is we have eaten from the wrong tree, end of story. If it had not been so, we would still be in that Garden of God. This God of Creation is still admonishing that we should come to Him and find rest.

There is yet another tree in the Garden of God, and there are Cherubim with flaming swords guarding the way and those who have been allowed to eat of that other tree, these days are finding another sword coming against them. The problem we find is that this other fruit causes those who partake to become light in a very dark world and the darkness hates the light as it shows up the evil for what it is and at all costs must be destroyed. Thus, if you have eaten from that other tree, the tree of life, you will be sought out to be destroyed. Evil hates Righteousness. Lies hate Truth. Darkness hates Light. Those who have eaten from the tree of Life, can see where they are going unlike the evil generation who cannot see the abyss that they are about to fall into because it is so very dark. We must pray for the eyes to be opened and turn on enough light for at least some to see.

This God of Creation has called me to be a scribe with a camera to say what He shows me and I have been attempting to do that for the past 54 years. I pray blessings on your day and life.

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