The first week is closing. Obviously, I have not found our groove yet, evidenced by a lack of posting – 🙂 – nor a balance between accomplishments and going with the flow BUT we have had a good time!! And there have been some teachable moments.
Zechariah 4:7-9 The Message (MSG)
5-7The Messenger-Angel said, “Can’t you tell?”
“No, sir,” I said.
Then he said, “This is God’s Message to Zerubbabel: ‘You can’t force these things. They only come about through my Spirit,’ says God-of-the-Angel-Armies. ‘So, big mountain, who do you think you are? Next to Zerubbabel you’re nothing but a molehill. He’ll proceed to set the Cornerstone in place, accompanied by cheers: Yes! Yes! Do it!'”
8-10After that, the Word of God came to me: “Zerubbabel started rebuilding this Temple and he will complete it. That will be your confirmation that God-of-the-Angel-Armies sent me to you. Does anyone dare despise this day of small beginnings? They’ll change their tune when they see Zerubbabel setting the last stone in place!”
Going back to the vision, the Messenger-Angel said, “The seven lamps are the eyes of God probing the dark corners of the world like searchlights.”
Don’t think I will be foolish enough to despise them.
How about you?
Hopefully, see you Monday!! 🙂
P.S. this is not an endorsement for The Message paraphrase — please daily read a good Translation of the Scriptures.
Father, thank You for this place to gather and I pray we are praying one for another. I pray we will not let the most important matters to life slip this summer – conversing and listening to YOU. As often we bring our sick and afflicted asking You to heal them. Sheila immediately comes to mind – thank You for her still-in-progress recovery – may today be a good and productive day for her. And there are others: Kerri, Dori, Noah, and others; each precious and in need of strength, wisdom, discernment, and encouragement, as they are desiring healthy bodies. And then the prodigals – truthfully, even needier than the sick – thank You for not giving up on them, help us not lose faith, ABBA. Thank You for keeping on with them and us in JESUS’ name. amen and amen.