Search me, O God, and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
~Psalm 139:23-24, NLT
If you wish to know God, you must know His word.
~Charles S. Spurgeon
Believe it or not, the mirror was not invented until 1835 and then it was another hundred years before common people could afford them. Until the invention of the glass mirror, the ancients used polished metal, rock and even wood to reflect their image but it was only 20% of what you can see in a modern mirror. The ancients had no way of seeing themselves as others saw them. Today mirrors are very popular. Most folks, especially the women, cannot imagine life without a mirror. I don’t need a mirror because I have no hair to comb or spray and I don’t use make up. Occasionally I may wear a tie but I don’t need a mirror to tie a tie. I do use the mirror to make sure the collar is right. So people look into mirrors to see what they look like; to see what everyone else is seeing. The Bible is a mirror of a different sort. James said, But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. People look into a mirror to see the outer man but when we look into God’s word, we see the inner man. A mirror reveals our physical flaws but the Bible reveals our moral flaws, our sins.
We commonly use the mirror to make ourselves presentable to man but only the mirror of God’s word can make us presentable to God. This is one reason why reading the Psalms daily is a good habit; the Psalm reveal the soul. David had an intimate relationship with God: he wanted to know and be known by his Creator and Redeemer. This is why he invited God to search him and know his deepest thoughts. There is no reason to live in fear. It is impossible to conceal anything from God. Hebrews 4:13 reads, And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. So relax, take a deep breath and understand the truth: He knows everything there is to know about you. He knows your frame; all the complexities of your physical body and He knows every fear, anxiety, motive and desire. He knows you much better than you know yourself. Matter of fact, you will never get to know yourself a part from knowing Him.
Mr. Morris K. Edmonson was promoted yesterday just after noon. His transition was peaceful. He was surrounded by his family who were singing hymns. We think the visitation will be Thursday night at Pecks and the COLS Friday at the POINT. Burial in Red Oak Cemetery and the church will be feeding the family after the graveside service.
Today is our visitation day for those in retirement homes. June will not be going with me for a while because she baby sits Jackson. It will not be long until we can load him up and take him with us. We have two teenage grand daughters 14 and 15 years of age and they fight over who gets to hold Jackson. They will be a lot of help to Big Mama as soon as school is out.
Very warm today but we may get a little rain. We have had a wet winter. I could have planted some corn Monday evening if I had the seeds. If seed is as high as fertilizer, they may not be a garden.
Have a great day and thanks for reading the blog.