Thursday, April 24, 2014

Back Home, Tired, and An Interesting Tidbit

Well, I am back home after three long days cleaning out my father's house. We got it almost all done! We have a buyer lined up, and my cousin (a lawyer) and his wife (a realtor) are taking care of the sale for us. It will be nice to have that taken care of. But boy am I tired this morning! The neat part was that we came across a family (a mother with four boys) who had just gotten a house and had next to nothing in it. So we were able to give them lots of things - 12 boxes of kitchen things and lots of furniture. They were so happy and grateful. Then there was a young lady down the street who also just bought her first house and need to furnish it. So we gave her quite a bit too. Nice to know the stuff went to folks who needed it and will appreciate it.

Now, the interesting tidbit: The Old Testament reading for Morning Prayer today was Moses striking the rock to provide water in the desert for the people of Israel (Exodus 17:1-7). Paul tells us (1 Corinthians 10:4) that "the Rock was Christ." And this was the water that gave the people life - water from the side of Christ.  . . .  Sound familiar? John tells us (John 19:34) that after the soldier pierced Jesus' side after He died on the cross, out came blood and water. Water from the side of Christ which gives life to His people wandering in the wilderness of this world and sojourning to the Promised Land of heaven.

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