The leaves at the park were falling as
it approached winter. Interesting to me was that winter began on the 21st of
December, the day the Mayan calendar ended. To many this was supposed to be the
end of the world, but it was only the end of Fall.
Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass
away, but my words shall not pass away.
Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour
knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
The drinking fountain was covered with
Psa 114:7 Tremble, thou earth, at the
presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;
Psa 114:8 Which
turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
Picnic anyone? It is a bit cold and wet
to picnic outdoors. In Sunday school in the fellowship hall we could hear
the wind howling as the rain fell, but we were warm and secure inside opening
the word of God, the true riches. We are blessed and are to bless
Jas 5:1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep
and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Jas 5:2 Your riches are corrupted, and your
garments are motheaten.
Jas 5:3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the
rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were
fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
Jas 5:4 Behold,
the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept
back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into
the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
Jas 5:5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the
earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
Jas 5:6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.
Jas 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord.
Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath
long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth
Two views of the trees. This is Autumn
Eze 17:8 It was planted in a good soil
by great waters, that it might bring forth branches, and that it might bear
fruit, that it might be a goodly vine.
Eze 17:9 Say thou, Thus saith the
Lord GOD; Shall it prosper? shall he not pull up the roots thereof, and cut off
the fruit thereof, that it wither? it shall wither in all the leaves of her
spring, even without great power or many people to pluck it up by the roots
Eze 17:10 Yea, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? shall it
not utterly wither, when the east wind toucheth it? it shall wither in the
furrows where it grew.
Eze 17:11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto
Eze 17:12 Say now to the rebellious house, Know ye not what
these things mean? tell them, Behold, the king of Babylon is come to Jerusalem,
and hath taken the king thereof, and the princes thereof, and led them with him
Now it is Winter and a snow covered the
Pro 3:24 When thou liest down, thou
shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
Pro 3:25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the
wicked, when it cometh.
Pro 3:26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and
shall keep thy foot from being taken.
Pro 3:27 Withhold not good from them
to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
The winter berries wait for the Cedar
Waxwing birds to feast. I suppose they need to freeze first and ferment. Last
year a drunken Robin flew into our window; learn from the Robin, be not
Eph 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou
that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Eph 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Eph 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Eph 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with
Eph 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of
our Lord Jesus Christ;
Eph 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the
fear of God.