Yes, this probably is a weird blog, but those things aren’t jammed together in one topic. Often my mind cross references things, this week it started with the death of Fidel Castro. I thought of the decades he ruled Cuba, then I thought about the Children of Israel wandering in the desert 40 years after crossing the Red Sea. I also thought about something I was once told regarding art trends: they swing from one extreme to another, like a pendulum.
Going from Art Nouveau to Art Deco is a good example. I’m assuming the Children of Israel had plenty of time to ‘get over’ being in the desert? Now the people of Cuba are probably over communism? I think at one time they had a flourishing capitalist society, did corruption made the people tire of it? I need to research that more, but it seems to fit a pattern. What about immorality? Will people see how empty it is? The sad thing is that most people don’t know where we went wrong, such is life in the lie that there is no God.Here’s a link to a free vector file of the above image:
As I said at another blog, I’ve found a church in Knoxville that I like. It’s called Christ Church Knoxville, on Alcoa Highway. The new testament talks about equipping people to minister, and it looks like they do that at this church. The pastor, Nathan, travels to different places to minister; while he’s gone, men from the congregation give sermons. This past week it was Andy. He spoke about Philippians chapter 2, verses 3 to 12.
Verses 3 and 4 say this:
” Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”
The passage also talks about Christ humbling Himself and becoming a servant; Andy carefully covered that as well. What’s interesting is that I was thinking about this myself prior to the service. I get so busy with my own activities and thoughts that I’m often nearly oblivious to other people in the room with me. I realized that I need an awareness, a radar of sorts, to be careful how my words and actions affect others.
A link to the Church website: Christ Church Knoxville
I know that when I need to pick a few things up at the store, visualizing them as pictures in my mind helps me remember them better. So it is, I often make a graphic for these things I contemplate. Here’s one for this:The radar image is available as a free vector file here: