Haven’t been here in at least a year. Today we had snow in Alabama. Schools are closed for 2 days. Was to teach in Perspectives on the Kingdom of God but the class was canceled. David Wells has a good article on Luke 18:1-8 and the Lord’s Prayer. Thy Kingdom Come is a prayer against the status quo. We need the persistence of the widow, but it comes from seeing how God wants to answer how he wants us to pray in the Kingdom, to wrestle with flesh and blood.
The New Year 2013. Yesterday I read IMPACT PLAYER by Bobby Richardson. That stirred up memories when I was 9 years old and watched the world Series. From deep in my memory I remember hearing or seeing the account of the ground ball that hit Tony Kubek in the throat and he was taken out. Then the heart break when the Yankees lost 10-9. I first watched the Yankees in 1960 when they played the Washington Senators. I wrote him a letter and will mail it tomorrow. Called Flo Mabe who knows him and got his street address. May I focus on the Lord in 2013.
I am learning things the hard way. We have a loan with deferred interest on our roof and windows. Just realized if we don’t pay it off, almost $5000 of interest will go on our account. So it is leading me to seek refinancing. We have made some dumb choices. But that dumb choice led to this realization. Romans 8:28. Reading Numbers this morning, reminds me. Only after a year they wanted to go back to Egypt. they had seen the Red Sea part, the 10 plagues that delivered them, yet would not trust and obey the Lord through Moses.