Make me an arrow
Put me in your bow
Pull back and let go
And send me wherever you want me to go
I’ll be your shadow
You lead I’ll follow you
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
– Psalm 127:3-5
He makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. – Psalm 104:4
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. – Mark 16:15
“Ryan Hemelaar tried in vain to explain that the group had official authorisation, so that under section 45 of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act, police could not lawfully give a “move on” order.
An acting senior police sergeant and an inspector then arrived and told George to move on immediately or be arrested. George refused to move on. He was handcuffed and arrested for disobeying a police direction. He was later released and issued with a notice to appear in court later this month.”
Gold Coast preacher arrested for talking about sin
The themes linking between today’s readings are quite interesting.
The readings are Psalm 25:1-10; Nehemiah 9:26-31 & Luke 21:20-24
The general themes I found linking between these passages was that God shows mercy to His people (those who call on Him) and gives warnings to them about the wrath of Him which is coming towards the enemy. He tells us where to go and guides us away from the danger.
“They shall be ashamed who are treacherous without God”. Psa 25:3
In the drawing is a silhouette of the temple of ancient Jerusalem as this is the place that Jesus gave warning about because it was going to be destroyed, “For these are the days of vengeance” (Luke 21:22)
Pastel on A3 black paper
Say goodbye to all this commotion
And try and find your way so you can shine
“Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its Creator.” Colossians 3:9-10
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
“ You were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only don’t let this freedom be an opportunity to indulge your selfish impulses, but serve each other through love.” Galatians 5:13
“Thus says the Lord:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
And makes flesh his strength,
Whose heart departs from the Lord.
6 For he shall be like a shrub in the desert,
And shall not see when good comes,
But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness,
In a salt land which is not inhabited.
7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
And whose hope is the Lord.
8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not fear when heat comes;
But its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17:5-8
“And He said to all, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” Luke 9:23