After having spent time with the Manning family years ago, I can honestly say that anytime they get ‘owned’ is a good day for the world. I don’t care if they are only playing football or not. It is just a really good day. I spent a weekend with them once, as an R.A. at Southeastern, when they had their football camp. They are a cult of personalities. Just sayin’, because it is true.
So, winter is starting to set it, ain’t it? The clouds are sky, cool fronts are longer looked up as relief… Coats and jackets are on…. lights and holiday music are everywhere…
I’ve got a busy week this week, so don’t expect too much. I wanted to read some more of those two books, but I’ll get to it when I can. My goal is finish all of my books by the end of the year… Lofty goals…
Next Sunday, I’ll be traveling to Atlanta for SBL. Looking forward to it.
Our Sunday School teacher, a man of a great Christian witness, said that this passage has stuck with him:
There he came to a cave, where he spent the night. But the LORD said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
Elijah replied, “I have zealously served the LORD God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.”
“Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the LORD told him. And as Elijah stood there, the LORD passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.
And a voice said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1Ki 19:9-13 NLT)
Just meditate upon it.
This was a song offered up today, and I thought I might share it with you –
I have heard my people cry,
All who dwell in dark and sin,
My hand will save ,
I who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright,
Have a great and beautiful week!