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Name Calling

October 2

"... the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him."  Zechariah 12:1

"... the fool simultaneously eases his conscience, and erases his name from the Book of Life."


Do you ever ponder the awesome and comprehensive hand of the LORD?  "O LORD, how manifold are THY works! in wisdom hast THOU made them all: ..."  Though some have tried, HIS power is impossible to alliterate; and though HE is the Alpha and Omega, the breadth of HIS Deity is far beyond A to Z.  "In the beginning, GOD created ... And GOD saw every thing that HE had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day" ... while the account of Genesis states that HE completed it in six literal days, the splendor of what HE set in motion "in the beginning" still wows any thinking crowd to this day.  "WHO hath measured the waters in the hollow of HIS hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? ... Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, HE taketh up the isles as a very little thing."  Has it ever occurred to you that all of the universe's deepest secrets, and most inexplicable mysteries, are but a sandbox in scope relative to HIS omniscient omnipotence?  "Lift up your eyes on high, and behold WHO hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: HE calleth them all by names by the greatness of HIS might, for that HE is strong in power; not one faileth."  A humiliating truth which should scoff at us, but doesn't, is the fact that what we spend billions on to explore, HE knows by name ... even the stars we have yet to find.  Oh that some good ol' fashioned humility in the science community might end all the puny speculation about our worlds; and divert much needed funds to better serve humanity.

"MINE hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and MY right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together."  WHO else but GOD could call out to all of creation and make it both stand, and take heed!  HE hath made and commanded all that is; and yet from Baalam's ass, to Jonah's fish, to all the demons of the New Testament combined, the baser sort of what HIS hands hath fashioned, have consistently out performed the crown of HIS creation.  "The heavens declare the glory of GOD; and the firmament sheweth HIS handywork.  Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.  There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard."  Only man, created in the very image of GOD HIMSELF, holds the audacity to gaze into Heaven and brazenly declare: "there is no GOD."  At this pronouncement, the fool simultaneously eases his conscience, and erases his name from the Book of Life.    

"Let them praise the NAME of the LORD: for HE commanded, and they were created."

For Love of Country
 Woodrow Wilson  (1856-1924)
(28th President of the United States)
"A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do.  We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about ... America was born a Christian nation.  America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of Holy Scripture."

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