Verse of the Month — November 2014

Thanksgiving

But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Deliverance belongs to the LORD!
Jonah 2:9

Verse of the Month — October 2014

Compassion

The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  The LORD is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.

Psalm 145:8-9

Verse of the Month — September 2014

Earth

The earth is the Lord’s, and all that is in it; the world, and those who live in it.

Psalm 24:1

Verse of the Month – August 2014

Action

Little children, let us love, not in word or speech,  but in truth and action.
1 John 3:18

The Hourglass

Time runs away, it flies, it falls inexorably like sand through an hourglass. All we see is the grain now falling through, because we live at the cross point, rhe narrow place where the moments pass one by one. Below us is a growing pile, the Past. We are rushing toward the past, adding moments to it, will we, nil we. The unknown future crashes down on our heads, manifesting oh so briefly in the present, before joining the growing heap that is our life so far.  We try to retreat from that future, to escape it because it scares us, and we know there is nothing we can to to avoid its overtaking us; but the thing we fear most is that the future will, in overtaking us, cease to be; that we will have no future, but will find ourselves out of time, with nothing left but that unmoving pile of moments past.

from that frightening future, God calls:  “come to Me.” Into that place of unknowns.  Toward the uncertainty. Through the fear of nothingness, of our own death, into … Into what?  Life?  Promise? Change?

 

 

Verse of the Month – July 2014

Make Him Known

O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples.

Psalm 105:1

Verses of the Month — June 2014

Increase

Honor the LORD with your substance, and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

Proverbs 3:9-10

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