Sunday, February 24, 2008
(Katherine and Dad by the morning glories)
(Possibly the cutest baby picture of all time)
I realize that I am biased but... I'm a firm believer in absolute truth. 8-)
Things are going great here. Jennifer is enjoying motherhood and I am enjoying fatherhood too! Everyday she seems to do something new. This week she has learned to roll over. At first we would lay her down on her back, leave the room for a minute, and upon returning she would be on her belly. And Jennifer would say, "Bill, look she can role over" but then she wouldn't do it. She was like the singing frog cartoon, "hello my baby, hello my sweetheart." We had to leave the room for her to perform. She is now trying to learn how to get back.
The churches and school are doing well. March first is Spring break for the students so I'll have a little more flex time for a week or so. I must say that things here are going almost exactly the way we thought they would. Jennifer and I really enjoy the school, the students, the church members, and the opportunity to share the grace of God to save sinners. Thanks be to God for helping us to find a sweet spot in the ministry here!
In my Systematic Theology class we are discussing the omnipresence of God. He is everywhere, his whole being, not just a small piece. There is nowhere we can go to escape his presence. As I taught the students the lesson I was reminded of the fear of God we should have. Fear of sinning and offending him. If He with a wrathful eye was to look my direction, with me still covered with crimson stained garments, where could I run to escape the horrible danger? Where could I hide from his anger? There is no place I could go (Psalm 139:7-10). As someone has said, "Do not flee from Him, flee unto Him!" Oh blessed is the Lord and gracious to remove our sins and place them as far as the East is from the West.
He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.