January 24th in the Year of Our Lord 2021

To whom it may concern, I have been thinking about our salvation. There are essentially two salvations: a spiritual salvation and a physical salvation. God is Spirit but we are physical beings. We have been spiritually redeemed, we have a relationship with God by which we call him Abba! Father! But we are waiting for our physical redemption, the redemption of our bodies, the resurrection from the dead on the last day of this present world. The already aspect of spiritual redemption and the not yet aspect of physical redemption is present in both Scripture and in the world. There are people who are not walking according to the flesh but according to the Spirit, yet the redeemed and the unredeemed alike physically die. One aspect of my profession that I do not like, in fact I hate it; that is keeping a body alive beyond the bodies ability to live. However, most aspects of critical care nursing is good. Take for instance one of the patients that I cared for yesterday. This man developed p

January 23rd in the Year of Our Lord 2021

To whom it may concern, This morning I read the great sermon, “The Sermon on the Mount.” (Matthew 5-7) I have thought about it for a long time, and I have determined this year to write down every commandment given by Jesus in the gospels. I am reading a section from the gospels every Saturday morning. The sermon on the mount is full of the commandments of Jesus. In fact, this morning, I wrote down nineteen commandments given by Jesus from the sermon on the mount. There are many sub-principles in the teaching of these commandments. Several of these commandments covered several verses; therefore, I summarized them into a single sentence. I shall not go through these commandments this morning, for I do not have the time to do so, but I plan to write about all that Jesus commanded when I have completed this project. It came to mind to do this while reciting the gospel of John. It Just so happens that the passage that I speak of came from my recitation of John this morning. ( John 14:15)  “

January 22nd in the Year of Our Lord 2021

To whom it may concern, The text that I read this morning was Isaiah 12-17. The apostle Paul said, when he preached on Mars hill: ( Acts 17:30-31) “ Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.” Isaiah 12 begins with thanksgiving for the salvation of the Lord, then chapters 13-17 speak about the coming day of the Lord. in which he will judge the world in righteousness through a man whom he has appointed. (Isaiah 16:5) “A throne will even be established in lovingkindness, And a judge will sit on it in faithfulness in the tent of David; Moreover, he will seek justice And be prompt in righteousness.” Mankind does not like to hear of the judgment of God. Modern man has painted God is a grandfather who laughs at sin, pats on the head and gi

January 21st in the Year of Our Lord 2021

To whom it may concern, Job was a man given a great deal by the Lord. He had a wife from whom came severn sons and daughters. He had many positions and he was healthy. However, the Lord God allowed Satan to take away all that Job had. Job did not know the reason for his calamity. His friends made the assumption that Job did something wrong. They told him to confess and forsake his sin. However, Job knew that he had done nothing wrong, yet this calamity came upon him. He had not sinned in the way that his friends assumed. Job wanted ask God what have I done to deserve this calamity? I have seen a great deal of human suffering during my years as a Critical Care Registered Nurse. Early in my career, I made the assumption, like Job’s friends did, that the individual had done something to bring this calamity upon themselves. However, this just does not fit with reality. All die but some people suffer a great deal more than others and there seems to be no rhyme or reason for it.  The son of

January 20th in the Year of Our Lord 2021

To whom it may concern, Psalms 6:1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your wrath. These are the words of David, as he prayed to the Lord for mercy during time of trouble.  It seems that this past year has been nothing but trouble. The life that I was living became disrupted in March of last year and it has never returned to the same. I spend all of my time at work or in my home. I have not eaten out with my wife or spent time in fellowship with my friends since. Others do not understand this because they do not see the things that I have seen, people suffering on a ventilator and much death. Our church, for a time, did not hold corporate worship but that returned in the fall of last year; you cannot really fellowship with others in a worship service, as all eyes are forward and we are separated to every other pew. During the last week of the year, I was infected with Covid-19 Sars, contracted from a patient. I was fairly ill but not like many other people; I stil

January 19th in the Year of Our Lord 2021

Today I read a lengthy portion of Scripture, Joshua 11-15; the defeat of the kings of the land of Canaan and the apportioning of the land among the tribes of Israel, except the tribe is Levi.  Joshua 13:33, “ But to the tribe of Levi, Moses did not give an inheritance; the LORD, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, as He had promised to them.” This blog is my journal. I do not know who if anyone reads the things that I write in it. I use to have a Facebook account and would post on that account the articles that I wrote in this blog. Even though I tried, I really could not get anyone to follow my blog. Over a year ago, I deleted my Facebook account but I have continued to write in this blog, not knowing if anyone reads it and I doubt if anyone that knows me reads it; therefore, I thought this morning, why not truly write as a daily journal. My life is not what it ought to be. In fact I have been struggling a great deal for the past year. Being that I am a Critical Care Registered N

Historical Record

What shall I write today? What do I have in my heart and on my mind to say? I just read Genesis 8-11, which gives us the historical record from Noah to Abram and Lot the son of Abram’s brother Haran. They moved with their father Terah to a city, Haran, near to the land of Canaan. Canaan was the son of Ham whom Noah cursed because Ham saw his father’s nakedness and did not cover him up. Do you believe that Genesis is history and if not history what? The book of Genesis must be taken as history because it is a historical record but should be read understanding its purpose. The purpose of this historical record is to point to God as the author of life and to trace the historical record of a people Israel. However, the historical record will not end with the people Israel. The record will continue to the birth of the Son of God and the birth of the church of Jesus Christ. We are now living in the historical record between the inauguration of Christ as Lord and his returning to sit down on