April 3rd, 2015

Christ was known to Moses

It is 10:02 AM Friday morning in the flow of decay. It is a cold, wet and gray day. Spring has disappeared. I am in my main study writing these words. Earlier I was watching from my cell window baby chipmunks by our bird feeder. If I see too many chipmunks I plan to trapped some and take them out to the country. Last year I trapped 13 chipmunks and set them free at a local county park.

Carol is cooking in the kitchen.

I am feeling out of it today. I did not sleep soundly last night.

I got up this morning around 6:40 AM. Carol was already up sitting in the living room having morning devotions. I made oatmeal for breakfast and then messed with our main computer for awhile. After messing our main computer I wrote in my paper diary. I have been reading this morning when not falling asleep from a book titled, "We Believe in the Crucified and Risen Lord" 3 Ancient Christian Doctrine. In this book I am reading the commentary on the words HE WAS CRUCIFIED "For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end."

I have no plans for today. I plan to float through the day. I might go back to bed this afternoon.

Well I will close to wait it out. No way of escape. I am trapped.

"[14] And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
[15] That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
[16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
[17] For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
[18] He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
[19] And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
[20] For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
[21] But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." John 3:14-2`
  • Current Music
    Lower Dens 'Escape From Evil'

all ye that pass by, to Jesus draw nigh

All ye that pass by, to Jesus draw nigh:
To you is it nothing that Jesus should die?
Your ransom and peace, your surety He is:
Come, see if there ever was sorrow like His.

For what you have done His blood must atone:
The Father hath punished for you His dear Son.
The Lord, in the day of His anger, did lay
Your sins on the Lamb, and He bore them away.

He answered for all: O come at His call,
And low at His cross with astonishment fall!
But lift up your eyes at Jesus’ cries:
Impassive, He suffers; immortal, He dies.

He dies to atone for sins not His own;
Your debt He hath paid, and your work He hath done.
Ye all may receive the peace He did leave,
Who made intercession, My Father, forgive!

For you and for me He prayed on the tree:
The prayer is accepted, the sinner is free.
That sinner am I, who on Jesus rely,
And come for the pardon God cannot deny.

My pardon I claim; for a sinner I am,
A sinner believing in Jesus’ name.
He purchased the grace which now I embrace:
O Father, Thou know’st He hath died in my place.

His death is my plea; my Advocate see,
And hear the blood speak that hath answered for me.
My ransom He was when He bled on the cross;
And losing His life He hath carried my cause.


"Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger." Lam. 1:12
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

are books as we know them dead?

It is 6:52 PM Friday night in the flux. It was another super quiet day for me. I do not remember leaving the house today. Earlier today I thought about visiting a near by thrift store to look at their used books, but never got my butt out the door. Usually if I do not leave the house by Noon I won’t leave the house. I like visiting thrift stores around 10 o’clock AM. I like being home during the afternoon and evening hours. I typically shut down around 3 o’clock PM and wait for darkness to fall.

Carol has left for Good Friday service at her church. When she left I was on the computer ordering books by Sven Birkerts from Amazon. Today I have been reading Sven Berkerts book, “The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age”, a wonderful book! I am always excited when I meet another book lover. Sven Berkerts is a book lover. I personally do know any book lovers here in Holland. I do know people who read books, but they are not wild crazy book lovers like me. I love to read books and to collect books. I also love to write in my diary and blogs. I love words! I love the Word of God! I am sad that I was never called to preach and teach the Word. I have been silenced by the American evangelical movement. At the same time I am thankful for my silent contemplative Christian existence. The Lord knows what is best for His children.

I did take a nap from 3 o’clock PM till 4:20 PM. When I came upstairs to the main floor of our home I found Carol gone. Apparently Carol decided to go shopping for baby shoes for our granddaughter Josephine Joy. When Carol got home I was sitting in the dinning room reading “The Gutenberg Elegies”.

I have no plans for the evening hours. I will close to take a hot shower. Tomorrow morning I volunteer at the Herrick District Public Library used books store from 10 AM till 1 PM.
  • Current Music
    Lower Dens 'Escape From Evil'