Holy Land Picture of the Day
Today's picture is a bird's eye view of the city of Jerusalem. It reminds us of Matthew 16:21; "From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day"
"Behold these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of His power who can understand" (Psalm 79:11).
Hey Gang: Have you taken a moment or two lately to look around and see how vast and wondrously made this universe is that God provided for us? Scientists tell us they do not have a clue how big the universe really is. I have been privileged to stand at the foot of the great Teton Mountains, and experience the magnificence of Old Faithful when it erupts and sends forth its awesome display of power. Wow! Words are so inadequate to describe these creations of our God.
A bird just flew by my window. I wonder where he is going? Does he have a daily planner built into his computer bank that programs his every move? The Word tells me God knows every creature personally. Is that not awesome? And is it not reassuring?
I watched a documentary on the awesome power of God as demonstrated by nature. We, humans, like to think we have the intellect to build great powerful devices. The rockets that sent the orbiters into space are indeed awesome but many launches were cancelled because God's weather conditions were not just right.
The news is filled with rhetoric coming from Iran and other Muslim nations that they now have enough power to annihilate the Little Satan (Israel) and the big Satan (the United States). Iran claims that they will soon have the materials to build six atomic bombs. In their warped minds they believe they will have sufficient power to spit in God's eye and blow away the "apple of His eye".
Ezekiel paints a different picture. "He wrote "You will live in the land that I gave to your forefathers, so you will be My people, and I will be your God." (36:28).
Yes we live in that time described by the prophet Haggai, "Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land. I will shake all the nations" (2:6).
But, don't sweat it, our God says, "Be strong and courageous, Do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you." (Deut. 31:6). And that you can take to the bank!
Soooo, keep in mind, God Word is clear, the only security is in Him. All else will fade. What say you gang, where is your trust this morning? "To trust and obey for there is no other way".