By: Steve Leland
Who Is Steve? — Just an unknown curmudgeon who takes his brain cells out for a walk now and again. The nice lady who ramrods this outfit has kindly provided this little Corner as a repository for the contents of the baggies resulting from some of those walks.
In the deposits that I leave in this Corner, I will refer to God as Yah and Jesus as Yeshua. It just seems to me a tad bit more respectful and I hope that you can humor me in this. If you have been dipped in lemon juice and don’t find jocularity particularly humorous, this probably won’t be your favorite column. Not that I have any pretentions as a comedian, I merely enjoy the gift of humor that our Creator bestowed upon us. After all, He’s the one that came up with the duck-billed platypus.
Just a few thoughts for today: Something that I heard about 50 years ago, Yah loves you just the way that you are, but too much to leave you that way.
Matthew 24:27 (KJV) For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. I had always assumed that this was telling us that Yeshua would return suddenly; but one day it dawned on me that lightning doesn’t travel east to west. Only daybreak starts in the East and spreads to the West. It is a slow progression of lightening when you are watching for it, but it does seem to change suddenly when you aren’t paying attention. May we invite the light of His Kingdom into our lives each day.
Btw: Darkness flees before the light.
Hebrews 13:2 (KJV) Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. According to this verse, there are angels walking amongst us that we assume are humans. Somehow I doubt that they are just hanging out with us in order to test whether or not we will help them, although that has its own implications. What if their purpose is deeper? What if they are attempting to help perfect us? What if that person that was a problem to me the other day wasn’t a person? What if I gave the rough side of my tongue to an angel unawares? I’m not thinking that that is what Paul would have considered entertaining them.
By: Steve Leland