Below we have what is pretty normal for me when it comes to sharing photos. Some wildlife (all birds today), an icicle close-up, and a landscape.
They all have something in common. The subjects were all “created“, but not by man. They in fact, all have the same Creator.
Great-blue Heron family.
A younger heron family
Ruddy Turnstone stretching.
Male Yellow-headed Blackbird male.4
Male American Goldfinch preening. Do you get the feeling that he knows he is good looking.
Icicle and frost.
In the high desert. Even the scraggly things in locations such as this are interesting and naturally artistic.
Jeremiah 1, 4 & 5
Verse 5 below is really a continuation of verse 4.
4 Then the Word (the Word means Christ before His human birth), came unto me saying
5 before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you and I ordained you a prophet .
This speaks of Jesus’ creating. Here He speaks to the prophet Jeremiah, but it isalso for all of the rest of us.
Take note, He says He formed us in the womb, but he knew us even before that. Think about that. When does life begin?
Colossians 1:15, 16, 17,
Who is the image of the invisible God? (Jesus the Son), the firstborn of every creature.(He is made in God‘s likeness, and we are made in His)
For by Him (Jesus), were all things created that are in Heaven and Earth, visible and invisible whether they be thrones or dominions, or principalities, or powers, all things were created by Him, and for Him. (Christ is the creator of everything, as part of the triune God).
He is before all things ( He predated the universe as we know it) and by Him all things exist. (He came before us, and created everything)
While Jesus is the Son of God, He is an equal part of the Trinity. He is thecreator of all we see and know. The Father “sees“, the Son Creates, and the Holy Spirit administers.
Also, by His sacrifice, the Son saves.
Interpreting the Bible can be difficult, but it can be made easier. I myself have struggled and I often still need the help of others. I am careful like never before. False teachers and profits abound. Some intentional, others because they know no better.
I definitely sugest when possible, in learning from nondenominational preachings, but as the times grows nearer, I have studied behind a Lutheran, a Catholic, and a Baptist who get it. They might even be going against what church higher ups would prefer to see. It is God and His Word over religion.
We need rebels of religion who know how to interpret the Bible, and have the courage to do it. I believe God will help them.
The Bible, is a letter to us. While great books are often written about our journey and about our God, the only one that is actually from God, is the Bible. Do not worship the Book, or the Creation, but rather worship the true author, God as the Holy Spirit, and the true Creator, also God.
I am having some issues in getting the text I write for this blog, into the blog in the correct format that I wrote it on my computer. It is no fault of the blog it is in how I transport the writing here. I will figure out how to fix it sooner or later.