Sabbath Series: 5 ??Trinity??

The complexity of Your diety
overwhelms mii and so in
order to simplify and quantify
that whicn cannot be contained
or explained in a world bound
by time, I'll say this.

In the beginning You were there
when man was a concept,
time an idea and earth an
empty void shapeless entity.
You were ALL there.
You decided to make man
in an image, a likeness of all three.
So somehow my humanity mirrors
certain aspects of YOU.

We, being the fickle and
wannabe geniuses that we are
have tried to not only name Your essence,
Trinity, we have somehow, with our only 5% active brain,
managed to create schisms and define isms
in that which was meant to unify us.
Some use analogies of things created by you to describe you,
clover leafs, steam-water-ice, the lists go on
need i continue...

Words like redemption, santification,
justification seem inadequate to explain
the role that is played by YOU in my life,
So I'll skip the theologicial rhetoic and speak plainly.

YOU created mii.
I messed up.
Sooooooo my Father sends the
Son who agrees to come and save mii from myself and the
Spirit to guide mii on this path to becoming more like that
which was created by my Father, His Son and the Spirit.

End of story.









I can't seem to write what I am thinking
I have written alot okay maybe not a lot in the last month but it isn't what i am trying to say and so I am done trying to write what i want to say, i'll just write and hope that sometime soon i write what i want to say.

Sabbath Series: 4




So let it be written, so let it be done.

Anyone who has watched Cecil B. DeMilles Ten Commandments knows the phrase. Charlton Heston who played Moses in the epic died this past weekend at the ripe age of 84. He is also remembered for leading roles in the award winning Ben Hur and The Robe. News stations and the President of the United States are all mourning his loss. Talking about his contribution to the civil rights movement, NRA, and a host of other issues. But I am amazed at how lil' we mourn the loss of the Ten Commandments in our everyday lives.






So let it be written, so let it be done.

I could go on and on talking about the buzz on a pregnant man who was born a women and believes his pregnancy is a miracle and how this moral decay is a direct result of taking prayer out of our schools and how our post modernistic secular society ranks wealth above morality but I'll cut the rant and instead let you meditate on these words


I
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
II
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
III
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
IV
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
V
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
VI
Thou shalt not kill.
VII
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VIII
Thou shalt not steal.
IX
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
X
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.






So let it be written, so let it be done.










Taken from the NIV