Thursday, 11 September 2014

Nights with Scooter

Scooter is definitely a man's woman.  She snuggles up to the Captain and purrs.   She did stalk to the top of the bed to have a look at me - gave me a cold glance, and walked back down again.   The noise of her cat flap clattering becomes quite soothing after a while, like the waves on the beach.    Ollie seems in good form - is recovering from his "do" - hopefully last trip to vet today.  The Captain is out walking him in Endcliffe Park at the moment.

We got up here on Tuesday, having started the day at Worthing hospital.  We stopped for our usual sandwich lunch.   The September sunlight was so lovely, so transcendent, I wish I could do it justice in words.

The garden in the bungalow - can it be nearly two years since we last saw it? - has become more like a glade in a forest than ever.   I found a secluded sunny corner to do my studying in yesterday while everybody was out.

We are considering Jehovah's perfect justice at the moment, and this week's study end with words that everyone on earth needs to hear.

This is what we are being reminded of - worldwide - this week:

  "The Bible does not address every question regarding Jehovah’s actions in the past; nor does it provide every detail about how Jehovah will render judgment concerning individuals and groups in the future. When we are puzzled by accounts or prophecies in the Bible where such detail is lacking, we can display the same loyalty as did the prophet Micah, who wrote: “I will show a waiting attitude for the God of my salvation.”—Micah 7:7.

We can be confident that in every situation, Jehovah will do what is right. Even when injustices are seemingly ignored by man, Jehovah promises: “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” (Romans 12:19) If we show a waiting attitude, we will echo the firm conviction expressed by the apostle Paul: “Is there injustice with God? Never may that become so!”—Romans 9:14.

In the meantime, we live in “critical times hard to deal with.” (2 Timothy 3:1) Injustice and “acts of oppression” have resulted in many cruel abuses. (Ecclesiastes 4:1) However, Jehovah has not changed. He still hates injustice, and he cares deeply for those who are victims of it. If we remain loyal to Jehovah and his sovereignty, he will give us the strength to endure until the appointed time when he will correct all injustices under his Kingdom rule.—1 Peter 5:6, 7 ("Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time,  while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.")"

This is so important.  Otherwise we are going to take matters into our own hands and make things worse and worse.   If we study the Bible, we know that Jehovah will soon act to remove all the wicked and the violent from the earth.   And we can keep trying to stay on the narrow road that leads to life and help others to get on it, and stay on.

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