Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Overlapping Lives

Interesting point that came up at the meeting last night. We were discussing Abraham - trying to learn from his example of faith - plus it was our first talk from the new Circuit Overseer.

"Since true faith is based on accurate knowledge, Abraham may have received his understanding by personal association with Shem (their lives overlapped by 150 years). Abraham knew and used the name of Jehovah; to quote him: “Jehovah the Most High God, Producer of heaven and earth,” “Jehovah, the God of the heavens and the God of the earth.”—Ge 14:22; 24:3."

I hadn't realised that Shem and Abraham had a 150 year overlap. Its easy to forget that people lived much longer then - being so much closer to that perfect start.   Our lives are so short now - a few decades at best, and that is it.

Today was butterfly paperwork - all done, dusted and flown to the Post Office.  We shared a pizza for our tea today.  Looking forward to Nute and Pen coming to stay next week. It seems an age since we got together.

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