Friday, 8 May 2015

May's Gaud Gown

Back to Karen Volkman's poem for my title.   The air was filled with the scent of blossom as I walked to the Hall last night.  The beauty of the local gardens is much appreciated.   And what a lovely meeting it was. We seem to have a video presentation, from the Society's site JW,org every week now.  This time it was witnessing in the remote parts of the Oz outback.  I will link it, as its an interesting five minutes.   The distance from farm gate to front door gives an idea of the size of the territory.

I managed to totter about for nearly an hour with Barbara this morning, on the doors.  It didn't compare with what the Oz witnesses in the video are doing but then, as our meeting so beautifully and tenderly reminded us, Jehovah does not compare one with the other, and he looks for and cherishes every bit of good in us.  And that is how we should look at others.

Trying to think what I did for the rest of the day. Finished climbing paperwork mountain - did some counting of new members for Nigel - did my studying - provided us with meals - sandwich lunch, salmon salad tea for Himself and veggie soup for moi.

The elections appear to have finished now. Babies everywhere breathed a sigh of relief, and there were lots of telly chat last night about what the Exit Polls say. Erm...Why not just wait for the results?

Whoever gets the job, I don't envy them it.   We cannot successfully rule ourselves - and the last 6,000 years of human history stand as a witness to the truth of the warning at Jeremiah 10:23:  "I well know, O Jehovah, that man’s way does not belong to him. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step."

And do the powers that really rule the world put themselves up for election?

Ephesians 6:11,12 says:   "Put on the complete suit of armor from God so that you may be able to stand firm against the crafty acts of the Devil;  because we have a struggle, not against blood and flesh, but against the governments, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places."

The world rulers of this darkness, the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places, want us separated from our Creator, and fearing, hating and fighting each other.  This election seems to have been very divisive.   That is why we pray for God's will to be done upon the earth, and for his Kingdom to come.  That is the government we need, the government we are longing for.

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