Good morning folks,
There is a beautiful wilderness in the area I live in called Escalante. Jackie and I went there this weekend and camped at the rim of this magnificent canyon. From such a high point we could look over this area and the flood of Noah's day came to mind. You could literally see how the land had changed form as the water receded. Higher pinnacles had beaches around them and gullies had been cut by the receding waters. Incredible to look at. We have adobe hills where I live that are 5500 feet above sea level with sea shells in the clay!
Now if some public school teacher even mentions the flood of Noah's day some atheist will sue the school. Have we come a long way or what? Is this progress? Maybe we are becoming a people like the humanity that caused God to flood the earth in the first place?
17 For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered
24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days. Genesis 7:17-19, 24 NIV
The earth is telling us it's history and it is His story.
Be blessed, be a blessing,
Good morning folks,
This morning I'd like to look at a few verses that have a lot of things to think about. First off John the Baptist. This had to be like a reward for his years of faithfulness in his service to the Lord. Imagine seeing what John saw and hearing what John heard that day!
Another aspect of this Scripture is that we can please the Father too. We know he is pleased when we follow the path of His Son. That goes way beyond baptism. Though the act of baptism is a public proclamation of our faith in Jesus, it is just one act of faith.
A living faith will provide ways to walk on the path of Jesus everyday. The Holy Spirit will see to it!
Hope this Scripture blesses you as it does me.
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:13-17 NIV