I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. I have spent the morning basically writing in my paper diary and reading from a book titled, 'Christ's Prayer before His Passion: Expository Sermons on John 17' Volume One by Anthony Burgess.
Carol called me this morning around 9 o'clock AM. She had Marn with her when she called. Marn wanted to say Hi to Papa. Carol had a good night's sleep. Marn and Jack have a cold, but Lou was able to go to school today. Our daughter Bethany is due to have her fourth child Nora Jean tomorrow.
Right now the landscaper fellows are hard at work on making our property a oasis in a howling Wasteland.
Last night I watched some professional football and read, 'In Europe: Travels through the Twentieth century' by Geert Mak Translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett. I went to bed around Midnight. Now it is another day.
This morning Amazon delivered a novel I had pre-ordered titled, 'JR' A Novel By William Gaddis Introduction By Joy Williams.
I plan to read this afternoon, The Book of Judges'/Bible/Old Testament Historical Books.
Well I will close to drift. There is no way of escape.
"Lastly, Christs power over all flesh is seen even in this life, by overruling, conquering, and subduing his enemies; Christ though in heaven hath his enemies, all those that are enemies to the Church, to his Children, they are enemies to Christ; Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? Act. 9.4. We oppose Christ while we oppose his members; Do but hurt the feet, and the head in heaven presently feels it; But mark what is added, It's hard for thee to kick against the pricks; Christ will reign, his power will be exalted, maugre all the malice in the world, Psa. 2.2. The rage of the Heathens and all their Imaginations were but a vain thing, God will set his Son upon the holy hill of Sion, therefore the Judges of the world are exhorted to kiss the Son, to give him hearty and humble obedience, for they are not able to bear, though but a little of his anger; Hence Rev. 2.27. Christ is said to rule the Nations with a rod of Iron, and he will break them in pieces like a Potters vessel: Christ can as easily break all the power and greatnesse that is lifted up against him, as we can break an earthen pot with an Iron rod; And if you say, Why then is the power of Turk and Pope still lifted up against him? The Apostle tels us, 1 Cor. 15. and Heb. 2. All things are not yet in subjection to him, he hath a Kingdom and power, but as yet he is only Rex pugnans & vincens, then he will be Rex triumphans; He will put down all Powers and Principalities; There will be nothing but Christs power; Oh then we proclaim aloud to wicked men, As you love your souls, as you would avoid this dreadful power, go on no longer in your rebellion and disobedience; Christ hath indeed a Scepter of grace, but he hath also a rod of Iron, and thou wilt finde his blows when he cometh to judge his enemy, and whosoever loveth and liveth in sinne, he is Christs enemy: O that mens eyes were opened, and their hearts softened that the wrath of this Judge might not fall upon them." Anthony Burgess Sermon 8