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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. ~ Genisis 9:13

Amidst the devestation there is great hope.  We know that all of creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. [Romans]   We know it hopes to be set free from decay. We know that things must happen before the end but the end is not yet.  Soon, but not yet.

If you have not Christ who watches over your going out & your coming in?  Who guards your thresholds while you sleep?  Who ensures that all things are working together for your good?

I am not without pity but everything in this world is passing away. The only things that will remain are faith, love & hope ~ & the greatest of these is love.  Things are only things.  Love will outlast this world.  It is the sign by which others will know to whom we belong.

So as I watch the news [& we have a king tide today, just to make things even more interesting], watch the wall of water heading inexorably towards the coast & down the large river systems into N.S.W, feeding all the way south into Victoria & South Australia, a little part of me is singing in exhultation.  Christ is coming.  Come soon, Lord Jesus, come soon!


Ember said...

:0( Thinking of y'all. I believe you said today would be the worst. I surely hope it turns after this.

Ganeida said...

Ember: BOM [bureau of Meterology] now saying Thursday. God is the only one who really knows. North of us is still flooded so all that water is yet to come & it is going down very slowly. Nothing to be done but wait & see.

alecat said...

We've been watching all this on the news. DD is particularly upset by it all, even when we told her about these being signs of the promise ahead.

It'll be our turn to get some bad weather tonight, so let's wait and see what unfolds.

Ganeida said...

I hold on to the promise. Signs of the times, indeed.

Amanda said...

Hugs to you Ganeida and thinking about you and your family... pray you are all safe and well xxx

Sorry I haven't been here for so long... haven't been on the blog circuit for a while but wanted you to know that I am thinking about you :)