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Local Park Hidden From One’s Mind

December 2, 2008

20080601-flokot-jun1footyovalSunday 1 June 2008 – 3.47 pm

First day of winter. We’re taking a walk around a massive parkland to give the cameras a spin. This place is just near our house – it backs onto our street. For some reason, I forget it’s here. And I think we scared off the teen boys on their bikes.

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Christmas #8 – Moses

December 2, 2008

Exodus 12:21-23 (KJV)
Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover. And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.

It takes faith to trust that the shed blood of a Lamb is enough to protect us from the curse of death.

This is a scene from an event that happened shortly before Moses led the Israelite slaves out of Ancient Egypt. The Israelites had suffered much at the hands of their oppressors, but the Lord was getting ready to work through His servant and friend Moses to lead them out of bondage. However, before they left Egypt, they had to spend night indoors, as Death travelled through the land. They had to trust that the shed blood of the Lamb would cover them and protect them from Death.

Interestingly, “The Lamb that was Slain” is a title also applied to our Lord Jesus Christ. His blood was shed on the Cross, and by trusting in the power of this blood, we are saved from the curse of death. His coming to Earth, His life and death and resurrection, have saved us from Death’s cruel hands.

Revelation 5:11-14 (KJV)
And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.  And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

Further reading:

“Mary had a little lamb,” (2003) http://creationontheweb.com/content/view/526 (accessed 30 September 2008).

“The Cross: Crucial in worship,” (2007) http://www.boundless.org/2005/articles/a0001624.cfm (accessed 30 September 2008).

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