Family Tree

If we trace our path backwards
Through our family tree
We all end up in the same place

As we get closer to our origin
The paths start to merge
Until there is only one path
And only two who took that path
Out of the garden

Our family tree has many branches
The branches are the paths

Our family tree is like a map
And we find our way back home
By following the crumbs we left behind

The Bible is our family tree

 

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Interpreting the Bible

Art: The Holy Spirit by Waiting for the Lord

The Bible is the truth
The infallible
Word of God
Though fallibility lies
In the many different
Misinterpretations

The Bible needs
No interpreter
She speaks for herself
The word of God
Within her
To those who listen

 

Hero or Adversary

Every story has a hero or heroine
And an adversary
And the story is written
Within a time and a place

And the story line is such that
Said hero or heroine
Must overcome the adversary
To save the world

Or maybe the story is such that
The hero must overcome
The adversary
To save the heroine

The Bible is such a story
The hero is Jesus Christ
And he came to save the world
To set us free from sin
The adversary

David slew Goliath with a stone
Daniel survived the lion’s den
And Christ overcame the world

We are either the hero
Or the adversary

If Christ is with us
Who can be against us

I John 4:5
“…because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

Cup of Salvation

Art: The Holy Spirit by Waiting for the Lord

I drew water from his well

I drank from his cup of salvation

 

The Bible is the well

It is his cup

It is his portion

It is the fountain of life

 

Psalms 116:13

“I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.”

 

St. John 4:14

“…but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”

 

Living Word of God

Art: The Holy Spirit by Waiting for the Word

The Bible is like a woman

Who carries within her

The Word of God

And she brings it to fruition

In due time

 

Christ will come to us

Through her

She is our salvation

The mother of all living

The living Word of God

 

Genesis 3:20

“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.”