Water of Life: the Blind man sees
11th November 2009, mgh
This Article: (5 Pages)
1) Clay in the hands of the Potter
One of the basic essentials of life on this planet is water. Without water life is very short, ranging from a matter of hours on a hot day in the desert to a few days in dire conditions. This has a direct parallel to the survival of those who would wish to serve and worship the Creator.
Isaiah 68 presents a pictorial view of the importance of water to the potter, who fashions a lump of clay into a useful and an aesthetically pleasing object and this creates a parallel to the way in which the Word of God should mould the faithful.
But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. (Isaiah 64:8)
The potter takes the clay and unless the clay is kept moist with water, it cannot be moulded. If the clay dries out it is impossible to make anything out of that clay. The nation of Israel, to understand their God, had to pay heed to their Law, and the writings of the Psalms and the Prophets and obey God's Laws, rejecting false religions and idolatry.
The Bible uses powerful word pictures, and the one of the prisoner waiting for release is of great importance for our lives. At the time of Passover it is worthwhile considering the prisoner with the idea of the joy of freedom.
The following is utterly speculative, and investigates based on known facts how and why God might have brought about the removal of JFK in the light of what has been said in the Bible about who rules in the nations.
It was written that,
For I will lay the land most desolate.. and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through. (Ezekiel 33:28)
How do true Christians relate to the state? We follow the scriptures and see where our place might be.
There are some that may argue learnedly about whether things, including themselves, exist or not. If they are pinched, however they hurt just like you and I. Pragmatically we coud not do anything much at all, unless we accept enough evidence can lead to proof..