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Luther Quote

“He who will have, for his master and king, Jesus Christ, the son of the virgin,

who took upon himself our flesh and our blood, will have the devil for his enemy.”

Table Talk, p.254

 

The day we’re born we start to get older. Our parents have bitter-sweet moments as they realize we’re moving from baby to toddler, to all boy/all girl etc. We enjoy having birthdays, placing height, pencil marks on an “allowed” spot & love turning 16 etc. Somewhere (you decide where) along life’s Trail growing older became a Trial. Somewhere getter older turns into getting “old.” Though the soul should mature, I’m thankful I see no Scripture proving the soul gets “old.”

– eab, 10/7/17

 

FALL

Fall, that most brilliant of seasons,

With an aroma all its own,

Has for various reasons

On my affections grown.

 

It’s partly all the color;

Red? No, reddish brown?

Orange? It’s one or the other,

That leaf that just fell down.

 

And it’s partly the falling leaf;

A twirl, a spin, a sliding drop;

A sky dive, Oh, so brief

With the slightest clatter of a stop.

 

And it’s also that “fally” odor;

Corn in shock, ear on stem,

Leaves when they’re walked over,

As you crunch your way through them.

 

A major part, I must admit

Is school; a bell, a book;

A different room in which to sit,

To listen, learn, and look.

 

And – I might as well be honest,

I like pumpkin pie, a little squash;

All the nuts the trees rain on us.

And Delicious, Jonathan, and McIntosh.

 

Fall’s nice warm days and cool nights,

That hazy, smoky distant view,

The full autumn moon that on us lights,

Those are truly reasons, too.

 

Oh, I know that fall must terminate

To winter; it is only just.

But I’ll enjoy autumn before it’s too late,

For enjoying fall is a must.

– eab, Oct. ‘75

 

Today I heard a cute little child’s voice ask, “What do these words say?” Such wonderful trust! You & I can likewise ask our Father in Heaven the same favor. That dad answered – as we’re read God’s Word, don’t you think He will also answer “What do these words say?”

– eab, 10/6/17

 

“If I am even with my enemy, the debt is paid;

but if I forgive it I oblige him forever.”

– William Penn, from his MAXIMS

 

My late pastor, J D Webb, Sr. (1 of the 10 most influential men in my life), believed he’d be alive when Christ came. He passed on in 1986. He did not live to see the end of the world but he did see the end of HIS world. You & I likewise will see the end of Our world, whether or not it coincides with the end of The world or not. Friend, are you prepared, if YOUR world ends tonight?

– eab, 10/5/17

 

Mat 6. 15

“But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

 

I suppose it makes people feel “powerful” to assert “facts” they can not prove, produce theories out of thin air, or to pretend “to know” more than they know. No one (who rejects Biblical accounts) “knows” what happened only 4000 yrs ago, to say nothing of “40,000 yrs” or “4,000,000 yrs.” Dreamers are not to be followed, Nor held in awe, Nor imitated.

– eab, 10/6/17

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