What We Shall Be

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As the International Space Station orbits the earth (top), crew members Shane Kimbrough (USA) and Thomas Pesquet (France) work to install new roll out solar arrays (bottom). (NASA photo, 2021)

We know the Kingdom of Heaven exists for eternity, but we don’t know much about it yet. However, that hasn’t stopped us from trying to figure our who will be there – or who won’t be there. Maybe a better use of our time and energy would be getting to know the Eternal King and living in such a way that others would want to know Him as well.

Ezekiel 11:14-21; Matthew 15:24, 23:13; John 10:11-18; Galatians 3:28-29; Ephesians 2:11-22; 1 John 3:1-3

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Music: “Ice Station Zebra Overture,” Michel Legrand, Movie Themes From The Past, Soundtrack Classics, 2012.

Grazing Safely

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“Stray Lamb,” Richard Ansdell, courtesy of The Border Collie Museum, used by permission. “The Good Shepherd – John 10:1-16,” Jesus Mafa, Cameroon, 1973, Vanderbilt Divinity Library.

We know that our Redeemer promises to gather his scattered sheep. What we do not know very well is what those sheep should do once gathered.

Ezekiel 34:1-24; John 10:1-16

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Music: “Sheep May Safely Graze,” J.S. Bach, U.S. Air Force Concert Band, Legacy: The Music of Chief Master SGT. Lawrence Odom, United States Air Force Band, 2020.

Special thanks to Sarah Kellam for preserving and promoting the artwork of her great-great-grandfather, Richard Ansdell RA, at http://www.richardansdell.co.uk.

Special thanks also to Carole Presburg of the Border Collie Museum (http://www.bordercolliemuseum.org/) for permission to use Richard Ansdell’s painting, “Stray Lamb,” and for inspiring the opening line to this podcast.

One More River to Cross

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Woodrow Wilson Bridge, looking northwest over the Potomac River toward Alexandria, Virginia. Traffic flows freely in this photo taken in December 2008, but several months earlier, the final stages of construction on the new bridge severely constricted traffic in both direction. (Virginia Department of Transportation, December 14, 2008, via Flickr.com.)

There is some comfort in knowing that our Creator expects us to fail. It’s part of the lengthy training process He has over seen for millennia to prepare a redeemed people for His eternal purposes.

Exodus 4:22; Leviticus 25:1-27:34; John 10:29; Galatians 3;26-29; 1 Peter 2:9

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Music: “One More River to Cross,” The Hinsons, The Lighthouse, Calvary Records 1971.