A watercolor dated 1782 pictured hundreds of tents covering a Hudson Valley landscape. On a rise in the landscape another tent was found by curators of the American Revolution Museum. They immediately identified it as the headquarters tent of none other than General Washington. San Diego U-T, 11/19/17
Wouldn’t any American, especially a military vet, feel honored to stop on the spot where aides of Washington raised the tent? Knowing that within its confines the man himself lived, slept, ate, pondered and planned? Any Christian would love to stand around Jacob’s well, knowing the very Master of creation, and Savior of the world, stood there, talked with a hopeless wretch only he could see had a future and reached a people Jews thought beyond redemption.
A 102 year-old Holocaust survivor shuffled towards a 66 year-old man. They kissed on both cheeks, then blurted greetings in Russian, a language the centenarian hadn’t used in decades. The 66 year-old was the other man’s nephew, previously unknown to the elder. His younger brother had survived the Nazis, moved to Russia, married and settled. He died in 2011, leaving his then-61 year-old son to be found by Yad Vashem, which continues to reunite Israelis who may still be alive since WWII with and long-lost, or unknown relatives. U-T, 11/20/17
Christians continue to lose loved ones, relatives and acquaintances. Death never stops humiliating us, harvesting us and reducing our numbers. But we must always remember: all who are in Christ survive death to live in God’s world. When we arrive there, it isn’t unlikely that the first people we’ll see are many we haven’t seen in years, and many more we don’t even know. With all of them we’ll spend countless hours that are instants of time getting acquainted or renewing friendships. Thanks be to God in Christ!
OK, folks. That’s all for this week. See you again, Monday, November 26th. God bless.
Books at: www.createspace.com. (Go to search, dropdown to store, Virg Hurley.)
Apologetics book: Their Own Best Defense, Volume 2, Part 1
Books also at www.amazon.com (Virgil Hurley & Virg Hurley)
The Parables of Jesus at www.createspace.com/7164741
Gift of the GIVER:Gifts for the GIVER, Vol. 2 at www.createspace.com/7551153
Their Own Best Defense, Vol. 2, Part 2 at www.createspace.com/7446349