Peekers and Seekers

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wow, this month is flying by!  I've been spending too much time creating Christmas gifts...I get started and am obsessed..can't stop til' I'm done. 
But, I want to take time out to share this with you (whomever might read this):
I just listened to a singer perform praise music on utube...I seldom listen to praise music, but one of the lines in her song said, "The Darling of Heaven..."  I love that.  You know when you see an soft and sweet, so innocent and easy to love...don't you just want to stand and admire?  Or run to share this moment to bless someone else?
That's what that line in the song did for imagination caught a scene of all the angels and saints in heaven peering over, viewing that spot on earth where the sweet baby Jesus lay...all of them ohhhing and ahhhing...elbowing each other in admiration....whispering wishes and blessings.  My whole day has been enriched by that gem of a scene and I just had to share it with you.
Below is a photo we took last summer of two of my grandsons admiring my youngest gr-grandson.
"And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people."  Luke 2:10

Friday, October 8, 2010

Today I received OLD revelation, made new again.  I knew Jesus is the Word....but listen to this:
In John 1, God calls Jesus the Word (logos), it means Message.
 Once a messenger (in this case the Holy Spirit is the messenger)
delivered the message to me, he is no longer the message is what's important.
Jesus is the Message! He's the message God sent to us.
Now, I want to open up the message and read the words...
the Word. When I receive a letter in my mailbox, I open the envelope and discard I'm interested in the content of the letter.  Don't care much about the mailman who delivered it or the envelope that contained it.
For 46 years I've been slowly reading more and more of  the message (Word)...
I'm pondering over the difficult parts, savoring the precious parts,  applying the helpful parts.
But, the message is a life-long process...I'll never be finished...don't want to be, actually.

(here's a mystery: the Holy Spirit is not only the messenger for
me, but the interpreter, the school-master helping me grasp
the meaning of the Message.)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pumpkin Eater...

The three grandchildren I live with, were carving pumpkins the other day. It brought back memories...remember when we used to buy a nice big pumpkin for .25 or .50 cents?  Not anymore.
But, it still is an afternoon or evening or entertainment.
I have a nice stash of canned pumpkin today.  I haven't been able to find even ONE can of pumpkin in ANY store for almost a year...I found a 1/2 shelf-full at Kroger last week and brought home 6 cans.  That's 18 loaves of Pumpkin Bread!  Yum!  Haven't decided whether to look for more to add to my stash....maybe.
(She) Prepares her food in the summer and gathers her provision in the harvest.   Prov. 6:8
Jesus is the Lord of the harvest.  Matt. 9:38