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Someday

Jerusalem. Someday. Someday it will be the joy of the earth. Someday it will be fair and beautiful and all the earth will come to the Great City of GOD. Someday.

Psalm 48:1 Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.2 Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth, like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the Great King.   source

But until then, it is for us to pray. To pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Psalm 122: (KJV) Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.  source

I Too

How beautiful is this?! Take a look with me at Matthew 11.

Verse 2. John is in prison. Actually, it is most likely a dungeon – dark, dank and other things . . .  .
This follows his having preached at the Jordan and having baptized Yeshua there; the Holy Spirit having given testimony that this Yeshua was indeed The Son of the Living GOD; having proclaimed that the Messiah had arrived.  (See Luke 3:22)

And so in verse 3, John has sent messengers to ask JESUS a question.  “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?”

In verse 4 Yeshua gives a response for the messengers to take back to John.

And in verse 7 JESUS begins speaking to the crowd about John. Does He ridicule or belittle John? Let us see.

Now as they were leaving, Yeshua began to talk to the crowd concerning John. “What did you go out to the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? No? So what did you go out to see? A man dressed in finery? Look, those who wear finery are in the palaces of kings! Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, even more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it is written,

‘Behold, I send My messenger before You,
who will prepare Your way before You.’

11 “Amen, I tell you, among those born of women, none has arisen greater than John the Immerser.  . . .  source

Not a word of condemnation! Not a word of disparagement. So unlike what we do!

Instead, He said in part:

A prophet? Yes, I tell you, even more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it is written, ‘Behold, I send My messenger before You, who will prepare Your way before You.’  11 “Amen, I tell you, among those born of women, none has arisen greater than John the Immerser.  . . .

 

Do you hear it? Do hear the compassion? Do you hear the love in His voice? Do you hear GOD speaking?

I do and I am so grateful. This is a warm and soft and welcomed blanket rested lovingly around me. My soul is comforted because I too have doubted. I too have been afraid and more. And with this passage, I know GOD is not mad at me. He loves me. And He loves you too just as much!

Red Boat

I happened upon this tonight in my Facebook feed and thought it was worthy of a share here.  I am not privy to the author and I hereby make NO claim to it as my own. And here’s the story that goes with the red boat.

“A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought his paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him.

While painting, he noticed a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.

When he finished painting, he received his money and left.

The next day, the owner of the boat came to the painter and presented him with a nice check, much higher than the payment for painting.

The painter was surprised and said “You’ve already paid me for painting the boat Sir!”

“But this is not for the paint job. It’s for repairing the hole in the boat.”

“Ah! But it was such a small service… certainly it’s not worth paying me such a high amount for something so insignificant.”

“My dear friend, you do not understand. Let me tell you what happened:

“When I asked you to paint the boat, I forgot to mention the hole.

“When the boat dried, my kids took the boat and went on a fishing trip.

“They did not know that there was a hole. I was not at home at that time.

“When I returned and noticed they had taken the boat, I was desperate because I remembered that the boat had a hole.

“Imagine my relief and joy when I saw them returning from fishing.

“Then, I examined the boat and found that you had repaired the hole!

“You see, now, what you did? You saved the life of my children! I do not have enough money to pay your ‘small’ good deed.”

So no matter who, when or how, continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively, and carefully repair all the ‘leaks’ you find. You never know when one is in need of us, or when God holds a pleasant surprise for us to be helpful and important to someone.

Along the way, you may have repaired numerous ‘boat holes’ for several people without realizing how many lives you’ve saved.”

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