|View from Toronto CN Tower|
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
For me, it is always enjoyable to watch new buildings go up. This is a season where the local church that I attend is having a new building constructed; beams, walls, bricks and mortar. It’s been interesting to watch it go up step by step on a vacant lot as the new building is on our way home from service.
*Eph. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. KJV
Rom. 12:5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. NIV
1 Cor. Now here is what I am trying to say: All of you together are the one body of Christ and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it. TLB
**Eph. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;… KJV (Gal. )
1 Cor. …ye are the
, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? KJV (John ) temple of God
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
We do it in church all the time. While sometimes it is in appreciation for a person who does a special song, or to welcome someone, when we clap during worship it is in praise to our Lord. For the swans the ‘clapping’ is an automatic response to their desire to reach a new destination. For us, clapping can be a response of our desire to worship our King and reach a new level in His presence; and that is worth more than, well, anything. The clapping ‘praise’ of the swans reminded me that we have something in common with the rest of creation, and the psalmist reminds us all,
Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
Ps. 150:6 KJV
Sunday, March 13, 2011
One of my favorite movies is a Sandra Bullock one from a few years ago called ‘While You Were Sleeping’. Near the end there’s a part I always thought was weird. Jack, who is developing feelings for Lucy, tells her he saw her ‘leaning’ toward another man. When she questions what this ‘leaning’ means, Jack basically says it means intimacy with that person. I never really considered the truth in that statement until lately .
As I sat in church service I noticed once again that some couples sit beside each other and their bodies lean in or touch the other person. There doesn’t seem to be an age where it is more prominent, but rather spans all ages from young adults to seniors. Is there really more intimacy between these couples than the ones who sit rigidly apart? I’m thinking yes because if I remember my ‘falling in love’ days, Albert and I leaned toward each other all the time as did every other couple we knew. Somewhere life gets in and changes the intimacy between us a little at a time until we don’t realize that intimacy has been broken.