Thursday, April 16, 2015

About Names, Nature and Nails

I have never been too fond of my name, Margaret, but I suppose I'm pleased it's not "Mahershalalhashbaz," which is the longest name in the Bible.  It must be a pretty important name, because God wanted to be sure Isaiah wouldn't forget it, and told him to get a pen and write it down.  Some time later when Isaiah's son was born, God told him to name the boy that lonnng name.  It means, "Hurry to the spoils." (Isaiah. 8:1)

Did you know that those of us who overcome in this world (meaning we run the good race and stay true to God, relying on His grace and our faith), God will give us hidden manna, and He will give us a white stone, with a new name written on the stone which no one will know but the one who receives it?  (Revelation 2)

And then there's Noah.  Talk about losing everything and starting over!  It blows my mind just a little to realize that EVERY. THING. was gone except what they had on the boat when the door was opened and they stepped out on Mount Ararat.

It's Not in There:
Speaking of names, in the Book of Esther, God is not mentioned once by name.
The phrases "Cleanliness is next to Godliness," and "God helps those who help themselves" are not in the Bible, though we often hear, "You know what the Good Book says..." as a lead in to these quotes.


Some (of my) choice nature photos...
Nature Trail photo Nature Trail Beaver Dam_zpsyhmpcmg2.jpg
Nature Trail, Natchez Trace Parkway
This is one of my favorites from Deibert Park taken several years ago.
Nature photo Nature_zps1zs6rb3f.jpg
Uhm...I don't know!
Nature photo Nature Lily_zpscanbsboh.jpg
Lily
Nature photo Nature Flower2_zpsvn4mj8ss.jpg
Feasting Bug
Nature photo Nature2_zpsjvglw0ua.jpg
Butterfly
Nature photo Nature bud_zpsxrzktv6a.jpg
Buds
It's not about the Nail...You really have to watch this video 
because you know someone like this...maybe it's you (me), sometimes?
It cracks me up every time I watch it!



2 comments:

  1. Loved, loved, loved those pictures. Especially the one with the bug feasting! I watched the clip. I think Bill and I have had that conversation. I'm pretty sure no nails were involved. snicker. I'm also sure it's not about the FOOD, either.

    Hey. This post never came up on my feed. I got to it by going to M and clicking on Newer.

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  2. I just got this on my dashboard tonight....weird.......

    Oh my gosh, can you imagine pronouncing that long name from Isaiah?? I like the nature pictures you shared with us today :)

    betty

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