16 March 2012

This 'n' That

Well, if this is global warming, sign me up! I love Spring. I really love Spring in the middle of March! What a blessed morning it has been to have the windows open and to see the sun shining and hear the birds singing. It is on days like this when I marvel at how anyone could dare deny the existence of a perfect and sovereign Creator. What I especially love about the spring months are the flowers and the colors. Nothing can generate a smile more than seeing the bright cheerfulness of tulips and daffodils in the midst of a hopelessly fallen world. Truly we do serve a kind and gracious God.

I was out of town for most of this week, so today's update is a bit abbreviated. If you're enjoying gorgeous weather as I am, take the extra time and get outside and praise God for His goodness. And now, here's your week in review (kind of):
  • The new iPad is here. Great, this means that I'll spend the next couple of months repenting of the sin of covetousness.
  • Pastrix Paula White, with the help of T.D. Jakes, is having a "God encounter" at her church. Hm...what say you about this, James MacDonald?
  • Russian and South Korean researchers are planning to resurrect the woolly mammoth. Yeah, because that's something we need wandering the streets. Good luck with that.
  • The coming persecution:


  1. Well EBenz, I love spring too.. I don't know where you live but where I live, in the deep south almost in Florida, we never had a winter and so you'd better not leave doors and windows open or you are going to have a proliferation of mosquitoes.
    I've never in all the years I've lived here seen so many in March. It's just unheard of.

    Don't wanna rain down on your beautiful post and the point you are making. Spring is absolutely beautiful..
    I go jogging and as I pass by all the varieties of flowers,the smells, the birds singing, bees etc, I just thank GOD. I cannot for the life of me understand how anyone cannot see that God exists. Creation reflects God's glory

    \o/ Praise the Lord for creating us

  2. Yes, DEFINITELY loving spring in March here in Canada (northern Ontario) too!!! Normally we're still bundled up, trudging through a couple of feet of snow at this time of year. Today it's sunny, warm, and the snow is almost melted! LOVE it! Praising the Lord for the beautiful day :)

  3. That was a good clip from Lawson. I enjoyed the Agabus article very much. Our spring has veered into summer, with mid 80 degree temps. I love spring here (true spring in March-April, not 80 degree stuff) because the air is soft and the light is soft and the animals come alive. I hear roosters crowing in the morning as I get int he car and the cows in the distance calling for their newborns, and I see baby calves bounding along in the pastures...the birds are back and active, swooping over the hay meadow. I love spring. I think that after the colors as you mentioned, the animals are my favorite. Enjoy your evening EBenz...

  4. Lawson nails is, as usual.

  5. From what I understand Matthew 24:9 refers to the Jewish people and the nation of Israel not Christians.

    If we as Christians are persecuted that's fine. But the thing is Christians around the world are already being persecuted and put to death it just hasn't been that bad here in the USA like other nations yet. The USA is not an isolated nation to read into that passage specifically when doing an exegesis.

  6. It's important to remember that this is just a snippet of a longer sermon. Agreed, the passage obviously is not about the US specifically. But it's important for Christians - especially comfy Christians here in this country - to realize and be aware that persecution is mounting here, and will continue to grow worse, just as it already has in many other countries. Those who are truly Christ's must be willing to undergo whatever may befall them.

  7. You're absolutely Correct EBenz and I probably should have just realized that the content of the message- the (substance) was far more important than my little nitpicky correction.

    What he said is dead on like Despeville.

    "Those who are truly Christ's must be willing to undergo whatever may befall them."--Absolutely

  8. "God had one Son on earth without sin—but never one without affliction."


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