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August 30, 2010

On The Altar

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

Sometime later God tested Abraham.  He said to him, “Abraham!”  “Here I am,” he replied.  Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah.  Sacrifice him there as burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”

Early the next morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey.  He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac…and set out for the place…On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance…

Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife.  As the two of them went on together [up the mountain]…Isaac…said…“The fire and the wood are here…but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”

Abraham answered, “God himself will provide…”  And the two of them went on together.

When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.  Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.  But the angel of the Lord called out to him…

“Abraham!  Abraham!”

“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said, “Do not do anything to him.  Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”

                                                Genesis 22: 1-12 (NIV)

 

If what I see outside my window this morning is any indication of what the day will be like—it’s fixing to be a beautiful day.  A bit warm again perhaps, but it’s cool inside, so I’m good.

But then I read this verse and see that God is talking to me again about putting something on the altar. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 6:24 pm
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August 23, 2010

Biggie Fries

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

            I share these with you again from a few years ago.  Offered as a reminder of things which we need to embrace—for these days.  God bless you.  Scott (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 7:04 pm
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August 16, 2010

High-Tide Marks

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

”I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry.  He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;

He set my feet on a rock and gave me a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.

Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust…”                                                                                                  Psalm 40: 1-4 (NIV)

 

From their view off the fifth-floor balcony, our two Granddaughters had seen it in the distance just the day before.  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 6:22 pm
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August 9, 2010

Who We Were Born to Be

 

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

            “When I was a child, I could see the wind in the trees,

                        And I heard a song in the breeze,

                                    It was there, singing out my name.”  

(“Who I Was Born to Be”—Susan Boyle)

 

It was what I told my son when he called one day in May a few years ago (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 12:00 pm
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August 2, 2010

Goats on the Roof

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“We have this treasure (Jesus Christ) in jars of clay (those who believe in Christ) to show this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  We are handicapped on every side, but we’re never frustrated; we’re puzzled, but never in despair; we’re persecuted, but never stand alone;

We may be knocked down, but we’re never knocked out. 

2 Corinthians 4:7-10 (The Living Bible)

 

“Look Gran, they gave me a blanket and pillow and a bottle of water!” 

My younger Granddaughter, Ellie Kate’s, amazed voice painted the picture of what she found neatly placed in her seat as we boarded the plane the other day to spend a few days in the mountains with her Mimi.  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 2:31 pm
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