“I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives,”
Ecclesiastes 3:10-12 (NKJV)
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Scripture and a Snapshot
Those of you who know me or read my blog know that my favorite hobby is geocaching. My hobby takes me to many out of the way places including many long forgotten remote cemeteries like Mount Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Washita County, Oklahoma. It is truly in the middle of nowhere. Down a long dirt road.
With only a few cows, and a compressor station that processes gas from the Colony Wash gas field as neighbors.
There are lots of sad stories in these old cemeteries. I always wonder if anybody remembers these stories. Young Miss Rosie Lee Kolb would be 83 now. She has been buried in the red dirt of western Oklahoma that long, through the baking summers and the ice cold winters and the wind that may change direction but never quits.
And then there are the mysteries. “Unknown”, was the person unknown when the died, or is their a grave and they don’t know who is in it. It may be possible that these people are not remembered by anybody.
But there is hope.
15 Our days on earth are like grass;
like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
16 The wind blows, and we are gone—
as though we had never been here.
17 But the love of the Lord remains forever
with those who fear him.
His salvation extends to the children’s children.
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Scripture and a Snapshot
Because He lives!
I can face tomorrow.
Because he lives,
All fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!
Chorus from “Because He Lives” by Bill Gaither
Happy Easter Everybody!
24This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
(Psalm 118:24, King James Version)
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
Mary said this after an angel appeared to her at a well and told her:
“You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[b] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.” “
Mary was an incredible young woman who had to grow up quickly. She received the astounding news from an angel and scarcely batted an eye. What was it like to bear Jesus, and then later see him die on a cross? What a servant she was.
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Note: The photo is a double exposure from my Diana Mini film camera at the Church of Saint Mary in Tulsa.