Smack Dab in the middle of the Bible is Isaiah. Guess how many chapters are in this book called Isaiah (and no fair looking it up)? Side note hint – how many books are there in the Bible?
Okay, got it??
As most of you know, Smack Dab in the middle of the Bible there is a division. One section of it is called the Old Testament. The other section is the New Testament. And wouldn’t you know it?? Smack Dab in the middle of Isaiah, the prophet stops talking about the Jewish people and prophecies dealing with them and switches his focus to …… (you got it?)….. the coming Mashiach (Messiah).
And – miracles of miracles – each of the two sections of the Bible and Isaiah – are the same number of years that our Messiah (Yeshua) walked this physical world we call earth.
Now – here it is – the big summation of the night – do you know the answers to all these questions?
“I saw an angel in the marble, and I carved until I set Him free.”Michelangelo
Not sure why this phrase popped into my mind tonight. I was looking at my devotional journal, listening to one of my favorite Christian musicians, and suddenly there it was – – SMACK DAB – – in front of me. I think I have written before that my Heavenly Father is not always subtle when He Gibbs’ slaps me up side of the head with something I should have seen in everything He had placed before me during the day. Sometimes I just don’t see so well.
Looking back at my journal just now, I laughed out loud because the first thing I wrote today was “October 22, 2021, Day 33 with Jesus”. Get it?? 33 chapters in Isaiah. 33 books in the OT and 33 in the NT. 33 years Yeshua walked His path on Terra. 66 books in the Bible. 66 chapters in the Book of Isaiah.
Smack Dab – it was right there from the very first moment I entered my tabernacle today.
Smack Dab is one of those words from my early childhood that I pondered. I remember my Grandma Mac and my Mama Mick saying it at different points. For many years, I guessed at the meaning of those two words – – after all – – “smack” was one of those words that no youngster likes to hear. And Dab??? I had no idea what that meant until I watched a TV commercial that talked about, “a little dab will do ya”.
So, for a long time – my definition for this familial phrase was: “a hit by something little.”
While now, I can look it up and see that the official definition is: “exactly, precisely”; I still think my 7-year-old definition nails it. Sometimes it is those little things that “hit” us – teach us – move us – bless us – – – bless us in those soul deep ways than we never thought possible. Ways that cause us to fall before His throne in praise and adoration as He fills our heart with His forgiveness and grace.
Smack Dab – in the middle of the Bible – in the 34th chapter, Isaiah announces that changes are in store for the world. There’s something coming. Something so big that all the nations – all the peoples – all the earth – all the creatures, plants, formations, foundations and skies above – something bigger than imaginable. So big that the world needs to wait for it – – look forward to it – – pray for it with eyes wide open.
Tonight, the moon is still that bright Hunter’s moon. It’s fullness still mostly visible through the trees. The granddaughter’s ferret has finally stopped playing with her balls and is sleeping quietly (until the middle of the night). Lab girl has curled up in her chair and SSS kitty is curled up in her chair as well. And I am curled up – smack dab – in the middle of my own little tabernacle, marveling at Our Father’s goodness.
Tomorrow will bring a new light in the East. I will throw open the flaps of my tabernacle to welcome it, and the wisdom and people He brings to my sphere. YAH is good. He gives us the printed WORD, His Holy Spirit, and the sacrifice of His Son, the WORD incarnate, to walk beside us in this journey – – however challenging or wonderful it may be.
Thus – Smack Dab when we least expect it – probably sooner than we expect it – He is coming again to gather His church. Until then, “I will sing, sing, sing to the LORD because He has dealt kindly with me…”
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