Monday, October 14, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 14 October 2019

Columbus Day
Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell inIsaiah 40:21-22)

Today’s Morsel:  One of the fears of early explorers was that the earth was flat and that they would fall off. However, if they had read the word of God, they would have known that the earth was round.  Isaiah said, “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth.”  Columbus is credited with the discovery of the Americas.  I’m sure they had much fear.  As a matter of fact, reading through his log, there was much fear among them.  But what I liked about reading Columbus' log was that even though they had many issues, they still sailed on.  Even when there were quarrels and arguing among the crew, they still sailed on. Even when one of the ships had trouble, they still sailed on. Even when they thought they had discovered land, only to realize it was just the mirage of the sea, they still sailed on.  I often wonder what we would discover if we didn’t lose hope, but kept sailing on?  Paul said, “Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.(2 Timothy 4:8)  So, keep sailing on.

Sing:  It’s the old ship of Zion, it’s the hope for the lost and dying. It’s a soul saving station. It’s the tower of salvation. Well, it’s the church, triumphant, O’ Lord and it's built by the hand of the Lord.  I’m talking about the Church in the book of Revelation, it’s built on the Rock, it’s got a firm foundation.  It’s been through the flood and it’s been through the fire, but one of these days the church is going to move up higher.  It’s the church triumphant, O Lord and it’s built by the hand of the Lord.

Thought For Today: Keep on sailing.

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