We were attacked by geese this morning.
As most of you know, we are having a family devotional in the local park on Sunday mornings until we find God’s direction for a new congregational home, feeding the ducks and playing on the playgound.
Our congregation, so to speak, was growing to include squirrels and chipmunks, and a stray goose. Just one goose. Well, this morning, along with the 40 or so ducks, a flock of geese showed up this morning. And they were a tad bit more active than the ducks! Just a tad…
Well, long story short, we just threw them the bread and was done with it. They were vicious little animals, hissing, barking, and biting each other. Completely uncivil.
We have had a pretty good weekend – yesterday, we went to a picnic up Paint Creek, and had a blast. The kids and I were able to build a little stone bridge halfway into the water. Plus the food was excellent, and the fellowship grand.
Tomorrow (no later than Tuesday), I intend on publishing my review(s) on Walton’s book, The Lost World of Genesis One. I’ll follow the review with a response to his thesis. Further, I intend on working on a pet project on the allusions of Wisdom in the Gospels. I have a master plan here, so bare with me. I’ll also spend some more time with Nehemiah as well as starting another book review by the end of the week. Finally, this week, I intend to post a few more documents from the Arian controversy. Finally, this week, I want to time with BibleWorks 8 – a post every day.
I also want to begin examining Church Government, focusing on the role of Pastor. Maybe it’s time to really focus on what a pastor is supposed to be before others are destroyed by bad ones.
Below is the passage which we read this morning:
When Jesus returned to Capernaum several days later, the news spread quickly that he was back home. Soon the house where he was staying was so packed with visitors that there was no more room, even outside the door. While he was preaching God’s word to them, four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a mat. They couldn’t bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, so they dug a hole through the roof above his head. Then they lowered the man on his mat, right down in front of Jesus.
Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.”
But some of the teachers of religious law who were sitting there thought to themselves, ”What is he saying? This is blasphemy! Only God can forgive sins!”
Jesus knew immediately what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you question this in your hearts? Is it easier to say to the paralyzed man ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk’? So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.”
Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, ”Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!”
And the man jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God, exclaiming, “We’ve never seen anything like this before!” (Mar 2:1-12 NLT)