Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Sun Did Rise

What will I say?
Will I just let my blog lie fallow for a while?
I can't just take up frivolous talk of chickens or bread or my favorite things, as if nothing has happened.

One of my favorite Scriptures came to mind last night, and I purposed to capture the sunrise this morning to illustrate it. It continues in verse 24, "The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him."

Those interested in eschatology, and particularly those who are interested in the lesser seen machinations of civil government, are watching the stage be set for the final chapters of prophecy. There will be beauty from ashes, the oil of joy for mourning. "Watch," Jesus told us. "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." [Luke 21:36]

Jesus is our example, and He said from the cross, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." Stephen, as he was being stoned to death for his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, "cried with a loud voice, 'Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.'" They're not even killing us yet (in the USA). We can find this prayer within our souls for lesser offenses.

Real change, right change, lasting change, isn't made through civil government. It's made one heart at a time, in an everlasting, unchanging kingdom greater than all kingdoms on earth. \o/

For I am the Lord, I change not. ~Malachi 3:6a

1 comment:

Cousin Annie said...

"....they know not what they do."