Thursday, May 15, 2014
Happy Birthday Zeke and why I am planning more Bible reading!
Okay, moving on............... This week Gwen and I have been talking about some really interesting Biblical things. Specifically Nephilim. Now I happened to mention something about Genesis 6, in passing, and Gwen thought I was kidding! I was surprised that she had never heard of the Nephilim. And quite honestly, it DOES sound a bit like something that would not be in the Bible. While the topic is interesting, the reason I am mentioning it in this blog, is the effect this discussion had! Isn't it just like the Holy Spirit to use something as simple as a passing comment to spark a week of discussions? I have had a couple of conversations about this. And Gwen talked to her Bible Study group about it. And here it is, showing up in my blog. For me, the entire topic of the Nephilim just affirms that nothing is outside of God's sphere. It also reminds me that there is a whole lot in the Bible that is easy to overlook. What a great reminder that we should all be spending more time in the Bible. Just reading the Bible really isn't enough. As Gwen told me, she has read Genesis 6 many, many times. But somehow she just missed the Nephilim. I am so thankful that we can trust that the Holy Spirit will help us to see and understand Scripture - even if it is long after we actually have read it. And the good news is that we can ask the Holy Spirit to bring clarity to us, as we spend time reading the Bible. What a great reminder.
Jesus, thank you for Zeke and the wonder and joy that a three year brings to every day! Thank you for reminding me of my mom and the chance to celebrate her life. Holy Spirit, thank you for using a passing comment to fuel a weeks worth of interesting discussions. Thank you, even more, for reminding me to read and study the Bible. Jesus, thank you for Gwen and wonderful discussions. Amen