Windows open finally open after two weeks of heat. Birds songs and “happy-dancing” dogs dragging me from my restless dreams. Fresh wet smells of the earth and garden blowing forth throughout our home as I start my devotions this morning. It is a blessed day already.
Barauch Hashem, Adonai. Hear, O Israel, the LORD our GOD is One. Praying for those battling cancer and other health issues. Praying for those under attack France, Tunisia, Israel, the world. Praying unceasingly as I sit under my trees and listen to the wind blowing forth blessings throughout the world and try to listen more closely to those things revealed. Blessings!Be!
Romans 8. Such a strong, wonderful chapter. I am not sure why, but I love reading the version in the Aramaic Bible in Plain English.
“What therefore shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? And if he did not show pity upon his Son, but he handed him over for the sake of us all, how shall he not give us everything with him? Who shall accuse The Elect of God? God is He Who declares righteous. Who is condemning? The Messiah has died and he is risen, and he is at the right hand of God and he prays for us.
What will separate me* from the love of The Messiah: Suffering, or imprisonment, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
As it is written: “For your sake we are killed every day, and we are accounted as sheep for slaughter.”
But in all these things we are victorious by him who has loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor Angels, nor Authorities, nor Powers, nor things present, nor things future, Nor height, nor depth, neither any other created thing, shall be able to sever me from the love of God, which is in Our Lord Yeshua The Messiah.” Rm 31-39
The Holy Spirit is still here and blowing forth into the world for whatever time Our Father allows.
[image by artist Jon McNaughton]