Monday, September 22, 2008

fresh air

I am so happy that autumn is starting to make an entrance.  We have such serious humidity here in Tidewater Virginia during our long summer that when the lower humidity and cooler temperatures show up, we are more than ready to enjoy them.  It seems like the quality of air is fresher and it's almost like we're experiencing the crisp feeling of fall for the first time.  I'm reminded this morning that God's Word is also fresh air.  As we are currently working our way through the book of Genesis and are visiting the old story of temptation, conflict and sin we are also seeing new insights into God's "Urgent Care" approach to restore His creation.  We have been touched with the immediacy of God's communication and His plan to help men look in so they'll look up.  We have seen that Satan's strategies to twist God's words and play on our tendency to put ourselves in the center haven't changed one bit since the Garden of Eden.  We were moved to see how Eve didn't receive her name as "the mother of all living" until after the sin crisis appeared.   We feel the fresh air of God's Word.  Like the season of autumn, His Word is not new but it brings the cleansing, brisk air of truth, which is so refreshing!
Psalm 119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,
         As much as in all riches.
 15 I will meditate on Your precepts,
         And contemplate Your ways.
Rob Smith

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