Sunday, Sweet Sunday

20 May

    PROVERBIALLY SPEAKING…


“And if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.” (Proverbs 2:3-5)

NET commentary: raise or lift your voice so it carries further (see Jer. 2:15).  Your effort will be very demanding, but acquiring God’s insight and understanding will be a far surpassing prize.  The verb here for ‘search’ means “to dig; to search”.  It is used literally of Joseph searching his brothers’ sacks (Gen 44:12), and figuratively for searching the soul (Ps 64:7). This “knowledge” sought goes beyond cognition: to know God is to react ethically and spiritually to his will. (Prov 3:6, “in all your ways acknowledge him”.)

Our prayer is that–in times of any emotion or any weather–you would seek perfect guidance and goodness from the Everlasting God of All. Amen.


    SUNDAY, SWEET SUNDAY

In “Flower Drum Song”, Rodgers & Hammerstein II have a fun little tune–“Sunday”. Some of the lyrics are:

“Sunday, sweet Sunday, with nothing to do.
Lazy and lovely, my one day with you.
Hazy and happy, we’ll drift through the day,
dreaming the hours away.”

While San Francisco, the locale for the musical, is only three hours from Coalinga, our Sundays are nothing like that! But it does sound inviting!

Saturday night was an “up ’til 2:40” night. The church web provider–Avahost–changed servers and dumped 83% of Beauty’s 115 uploaded sermons. (no typo!) Ten of ’em I have re-dispatched ‘heaven-ward’, but it’s going to take some time.

In addition to the typical ‘Sunday morning activities’, a wonderful Worship service was followed by a Mission Luncheon that was absolutely delicious, with a capital “Deli”. Beauty attended the Deacon’s Meeting a short while later, and is gearing up to head out to Youth Group shortly.

The ‘Ring of Fire’ eclipse is supposed to be visible here in about 40 minutes. In celebration, I thought we would take our own ‘Ring of Fire’ photos.


Warm thoughts as we all prepare for another good week starting tomorrow.

Go with God.

By the way– speaking of FIRE— next Sunday is Pentecost !

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