Sunday, August 28, 2016


Jordan River

"The sea looked and fled;
The Jordan turned back.
The mountains skipped like rams,
The hills, like lambs.
What ails you, O sea, that you flee?
O Jordan, that you turn back?
...Tremble, O earth, before the Lord,
Before the God of Jacob,
Who turned the rock into a pool of water,
The flint into a fountain of water."
(verses 3-8)

I'd say that the Creator of all the earth can do just about whatever He wants.
Our world is not a watch that He wound up then walked away from.
His creation still listens to His Word
and acts in astounding manners
to do the incredible,
the unpredictable,
the impossible.
Still we know
that God is for us.
He will make a way.

God tends to pull the rug once in a while to shake things up,
though He has not yanked it away out from under us all the way quite yet.
He just gives it a tug
to let us know that
this world is not all there is.
It is rubble compared to what He has prepared for us.
We tremble before Him.

Adam Clarke gives an old Saxon translation...

"Sea saw, and flew!
Jordan turned underback!
Mounts  ye fained
(desired fervently, felt delight in expectation) 
so as rams; And hills so as lambs-sheep.
From sight Lord's stirred is earth..."

Jordan River

I love the poem that a godly man recently quoted
as his first response when told he had a brain tumor,
when his world got shaken up:

"We may not know when we'll go or
where we we'll go from this familiar scene,
but Christ is here and Christ is there and
all the way between;
and though we go from all we know
to some dim, vast unknown,
though late we stay or soon we go
we shall not go alone!"

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