O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. Psalm 104:24.
The knowledge of God’s works and ways we can only begin to obtain in this world; the study will be continued throughout eternity. God has provided for man subjects of thought which will bring into activity every faculty of the mind. We may read the character of the Creator in the heavens above and the earth beneath, filling the heart with gratitude and thanksgiving. Every nerve and sense will respond to the expressions of God’s love in His marvelous works.
There, when the veil that darkens our vision shall be removed, and our eyes shall behold that world of beauty of which we now catch glimpses through the microscope; when we look on the glories of the heavens, now scanned afar through the telescope; when, the blight of sin removed, the whole earth shall appear in “the beauty of the Lord our God,” what a field will be open to our study! There the student of science may read the records of creation and discern no reminders of the law of evil. He may listen to the music of nature’s voices and detect no note of wailing or undertone of sorrow. In all created things he may trace one handwriting—in the vast universe behold “God’s name writ large,” and not in earth or sea or sky one sign of ill remaining.
The redeemed throng will range from world to world, and much of their time will be employed in searching out the mysteries of redemption. And throughout the whole stretch of eternity, this subject will be continually opening to their minds. The privileges of those who overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony are beyond comprehension.
All the treasures of the universe will be open to the study of God’s children. With unutterable delight we shall enter into the joy and the wisdom of unfallen beings. We shall share the treasures gained through ages upon ages spent in contemplation of God’s handiwork. And the years of eternity, as they roll, will continue to bring more glorious revelations. “Exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think” will be, forever and forever, the impartation of the gifts of God.
Maranatha p. 367
Prayer Requests
——update—Jerry is in and out of consciousness but and asks and responds to questions appropriately. He still has a long way to go but is recovering. Please keep praying.
——update— Nearly 6 days with very little pain. Praise the Lord! Another rib pulled out of socket early this AM. Seeing the Doctor in the Morning…Praying and depending on our Savior and healer to lead me on. Thanks so much for your prayers. Carol
Dear Friends,
One day, when Ronnie Jay walked over to the sink to get a drink of water, he happened to startle a jumping spider, who, when he jumped, accidentally landed in a pan of water. Ronnie Jay rescued the now-drowning spider and brought him into the living room to show us. The spider seemed grateful for being rescued and showed no fear of him but crawled happily around on Ronnie Jay’s hand for quite awhile.
How often we are like that drowning spider. Before we realize what we have done, we find ourselves slipping and sliding down into a sea of sin and trying desparately to keep our head above water. We cry out as did David, when he exclaimed, “mine iniquities are gone over mine head.” Ps 38:4 We find ourselves in need of Someone to reach down His Hand and rescue us just as surely as that spider needed Ronnie Jay to help him out of the water.
Praise God! We have such a Saviour! “The LORD is gracious and full of compassion.” Ps 111:4 He “hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows” rescuing us from all that the evil one heaps upon us. Isa 53:4 He will not leave us to drown in sin! He promises, “I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee.” Jer 15:20
Eventually, Ronnie Jay was ready to put him down, but that little spider was content to stay with his rescuer for as long as Ronnie Jay wanted him too. So we too should be happy and content to stay within our Mighty Rescuer’s will. Indeed, our greatest joy should be the One Who has saved us from drowning in sin and Who will never put us down. Our greatest joy should be in spending time with Him, speaking of Him to those around us, praising Him for His goodness. “O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy, . . . Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” Ps 107:1-8
May we remember to praise the Lord for the blessings that He showers daily upon us. May we stay very to our Compassionate Rescuer. May we love Him Who is Mighty to Save with our whole being is my prayer.

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