I first took part in Becky’s timesquare with this post, where our lives meet, there is always time posted on 12-27-2018. Looking at the pictures and the poem I realize how time has passed almost without notice. The story and poem (about an old love between a farmer and his old wife) faded like the deliberate fading effect of the pictures which were originally taken in 2015 in a homestay in a third world country.
[ Promised Rest for God’s People ] God’s promise of entering his rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it. For this good news—that God has prepared this rest—has been announced to us just as it was to them. But it did them no good because they didn’t share the faith of those who listened to God. For only we who believe can enter his rest. As for the others, God said, “In my anger I took an oath: ‘They will never enter my place of rest,’” even though this rest has been ready since he made the world. …(Hebrews 4[Full Chapter])
10 You guided my conception and formed me in the womb.[a] 11 You clothed me with skin and flesh, and you knit my bones and sinews together. 12 You gave me life and showed me your unfailing love. My life was preserved by your care.
10:10Hebrew You poured me out like milk / and curdled me like cheese.
This traveler needs the sweetness of life sometimes. Today this post self explains itself with pictures of sweet tasty mochi. Interestingly I never got to eat them in japan. They are available everywhere else. Perhaps I overlooked while in Japan. Next time I shall make it a point to ask for them.
Here we are, at the cross road of life. We each know the place from which we have come. We do not know where we are going. We each must choose now. Indeed, the more we read the words of God, the more we realize how little we know God. How can we ever know our Creator? How can the clay ever know the Potter?
Potter leaves mark on the product of his hands. God our Creator leaves mark in us. We are created in His image. Even though we have fallen (since Adam) and come short of His glory, there are marks of God in some of us which are still discernible, the compassion, goodness and mercy of God. But we want to know Him more and be more like Him.
Here we are, at His manual again.
today we look at the power of God’s words.
A most power word in the Bible is: I. When the word ‘I’ is spoken by God. We read Leviticus 26 ( I encourage you to read the whole chapter yourself. You can read the Bible online if you do not have a hard copy.)
2 “I am the Lord.”
3 “If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands,4 I will send you the seasonal rains.
6 “I will give you peace in the land, and you will be able to sleep with no cause for fear.
9 “I will look favorably upon you, making you fertile and multiplying your people. And I will fulfill my covenant with you.10 You will have such a surplus of crops that you will need to clear out the old grain to make room for the new harvest!11 I will live among you, and I will not despise you.12 I will walk among you; I will be your God, and you will be my people.13 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so you would no longer be their slaves. I broke the yoke of slavery from your neck so you can walk with your heads held high.”
What an awesome God! He spoke all these on His own accord. He offered the best ever to His people. Because He is God, He means every word He speaks. They will all come to pass. His words had never failed. So the ‘I’ declared by God is really a most powerful word we have ever heard.
It has been sometimes since this traveler shared something about travel. Here they are, some photos of a local market somewhere in the world. The day was early but the market was teeming with activities and lives of the people of this land. The photos were taken at random and focused on one theme, produce of this land (and rivers), using a Sony Xperia.
This is more a study on vegetables as you will find. They are interesting to this traveler because a lot are wild and can be eaten raw.