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Fearful and Wondering

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Genesis 3:23-24 & 4:13-14, & 16 So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had   been taken. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side   of the Garden of Eden cherubim    and a flaming sword flashing ba c k and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is more t han I can bear.  Today you a r e driving me from the land, and I will be hid d en from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer o n the earth, and whoe v er finds me will kill me." So Cain w e nt out from the LORD ’ s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden. As I was reading this p a ssage I had a few a few questions. Who was Cain afraid off? If the Lord has created Adam & Eve and Cain had just killed his bro t her Abel; who was left? Often when we sin, we have a tendency to hide and f e ar can grip us.  We run fr o m God because we kn o w that God sees

Can I get a Witness

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  Can  I  get  a  witness ?  Better question, what kind of  witness  are we? A married couple coming to the apostles and laying before their feet, their money.  A good gesture, an offering if you will.  This couple has sold their house and are bringing the monies to the apostles' feet for distribution; to help those in need. So why did they die? Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?” Yes,” she said, “that is the price.” Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.” Acts 5:8-9 What exactly is the role of a  witness ?  A  witness  is someone who, either voluntarily or under compulsion provides a

Tight Laced Fingers - In His Grip!

Romans 8:38-39 (NIV) For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future,  nor any powers,     neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God  that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. This morning as I woke up I got on my computer to send out this daily email. But this morning I actually checked out the news; my eyes glanced over the words Typhoon.  It's another disaster that has occurred in this world; lives lost and families separated. One of the images was what seemed like, a young mother; she is gripping her child with interlaced fingers, guaranteeing that nothing is going to cause her arms to let go.  She has created a secure grip not only to insure herself but to protect the child she is holding as well. She is not standing in the midst of a nice hotel room, she's not even in the center of her home.  Actually her feet are touching dirt; flip flops and

In His Grip

Romans 8:38-39  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future,  nor any powers,     neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God  that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. This morning as I woke up I got on my computer to send out this daily email. But this morning I actually checked out the news; my eyes glanced over the words Typhoon.  It's another disaster that has occurred in this world; lives lost and families separated. One of the images was what seemed like, a young mother; she is gripping her child with interlaced fingers, guaranteeing that nothing is going to cause her arms to let go.  She has created a secure grip not only to insure herself but to protect the child she is holding as well. She is not standing in the midst of a nice hotel room, she's not even in the center of her home.  Actually her feet are touching dirt; flip flops and pair