Saturday, March 10, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

isaiah seal

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An impression of a seal from the prophet Isaiah may have been found in Jerusalem. Archaeologists excavating the City of David area just below the Temple Mount found the seal mark in Iron Age remains just 10 feet from where the seal of King Hezekiah of Judah was found in 2015.

The object, estimated to be around 2,700 years old, was found by Dr. Eilat Mazar of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. “We appear to have discovered a seal impression, which may have belonged to the prophet Isaiah, in a scientific archaeological excavation.” 

The finders believe the seal was discovered "in situ" outside what had been the ancient kingdom’s royal bakery. Half an inch wide, the seal bears the name of Isaiah in ancient Hebrew script, followed by the three first letters of the word for prophet.

ht - haaretz


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

lenten prayer

+ A Prayer For Lent +

Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal Word of the Father, have mercy on us.

Lord Jesus Christ, the Word through whom all things were made,
foretold by the prophets in signs and words,
conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
hymned by the angels, adored by the shepherds,
worshipped by the Magi, held by Simeon, praised by Anna,
obedient to your parents, submitting to a sinner's baptism,
fasting in the wilderness, driving out demons, cleansing lepers,
giving sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf,
teaching the mysteries of the kingdom, raising the dead,
walking on water and changing water into wine.

Lord Jesus Christ, praised by the little children,
riding into Your city as the sacrifice appointed,
giving your body and blood in the bread and wine,
praying in the garden, bound and mocked,
stripped and beaten, condemned to death,
opening Your hands upon the cross to embrace the world,
knowing the loneliness of our exile and our sin,
trampling down sin and death by death itself,
pouring forth water and blood to save the world,
sanctifying our graves by lying in a tomb,
descending to hell, declaring the devil's defeat,
rising in victory over death and decay,
appearing to the disciples in the broken bread,
ascending to sit on the right hand of the Father,
as High Priest who ever lives to intercede for us,
coming on the clouds of glory to renew all things,
as the Judge of all on the Last Day.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Son of Man, have mercy on us.


ht - weedon

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

christ in ot

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Christ In The Old Testament

In Genesis He is the Seed of the Woman
In Exodus He is the Passover Lamb
In Leviticus He is our Great High Priest
In Numbers He is the Cloud by day and Fire by night
In Deuteronomy He is the Prophet like Moses
In Joshua He is the Captain of our Salvation
In Judges He is our Judge and Lawgiver
In Ruth He is our Kinsman Redeemer
In I and II Samuel He is our Trusted Prophet
In Kings and Chronicles He is our Reigning King
In Ezra He is our Faithful Scribe
In Nehemiah He is the Rebuilder of the Temple and Wall
In Esther He is our Mordecai
In Job He is our Living Redeemer
In Psalms He is the Lord our Shepherd
In Proverbs and Ecclesiastes He is our Wisdom
In the Song of Solomon He is our Lover and Bridegroom
In Isaiah He is the Prince of Peace
In Jeremiah He is the Righteous Branch
In Lamentations He is the Weeping Prophet
In Ezekiel He is the One whose Bones will come alive again
In Daniel He is the Fourth Man in the Fiery Furnace
In Hosea He is the Faithful Husband
In Joel He is the Baptizer with the Holy Spirit and Fire
In Amos He is our Burden-Bearer
In Obadiah He is Mighty to Save
In Jonah He is our Great Foreign Missionary
In Micah He is the Messenger of Beautiful Feet
In Nahum He is the Avenger of God’s Elect
In Habakkuk He is God’s Evangelist
In Zephaniah He is the Savior
In Haggai He is the Restorer of God’s Lost Heritage
In Zechariah He is the Fountain in the House of David
And in Malachi He is the Sun of Righteousness, with Healing in His wings.

Whether it's walking with Adam and Eve in the Garden, talking with Abraham and Sarah, or wrestling with Jacob ... whether it's the angel of the Lord, the burning bush, the rock in the wilderness, the pillar of fire, or the holy presence in the tabernacle, that's the pre-incarnate Christ before you in the Old Testament, the 2nd person of the Trinity, the Son of God.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

mars landscape

A great shot of Gale Crater's Ridge on Mars taken recently by NASA's Curiosity.

ht - engadget

Friday, January 26, 2018

early morning rainbow

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god always keeps his promises  ;-)

(ht - virginia rice)