Monday, July 4, 2011

Wisdom and Understanding?

Graham and I took off on his motorcycle up to Marin Headlands…this was where we took
many of the photos used at Mell's memorial service.

I had given Graham some of Mell's ashes to spread here on the west coast where we had
spent those precious days with him and Emily.

He had not been back up there so I ask if he would take me there. We went to the beach
and had a little memorial service at the ocean…I was reminded of the time when Mell and I were in Italy at the beach…(1st photo) I was resting and he walked down to the water and was just meditating on the waves…then all of a sudden he stepped down into the water and a big
wave covered his legs! I laughed and asked him what he was doing? He said he was counting the waves…his friend JC said every seventh wave is a big one???? Well something went wrong and Mell got wet…it was just funny…anyway I got the big wave too…and I also got wet!

It really was a healing moment, I think ,for both of us…I was able to laugh about the waves and getting wet...and it was good to be there with Graham. Its funny how that brought back the memory of Italy and the waves!

When I looked at the ocean and the great cliffs and all that God in his wisdom had made…
I thought of Job and what he had said:
Job 28:

12 But where can wisdom be found?
Where does understanding dwell?

13 No mortal comprehends its worth;
it cannot be found in the land of the living.
14 The deep says, “It is not in me”; the sea says, “It is not with me.”

20 Where then does wisdom come from?
Where does understanding dwell?

21 It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing,
concealed even from the birds in the sky.
22 Destruction[b] and Death say,
“Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.”

23 God understands the way to it
and he alone knows where it dwells,
24 for he views the ends of the earth
and sees everything under the heavens.

25 When he established the force of the wind
and measured out the waters,
26 when he made a decree for the rain
and a path for the thunderstorm,

27 then he looked at wisdom and appraised it;
he confirmed it and tested it.
28 And he said to the human race,
“The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
and to shun evil is understanding.”

I think to fear the Lord…is to respect what He in His wisdom has made and what He says in His word, to believe it…and to have understanding is simple…shun what is evil.

He is jealous for me…he wants my complete commitment and my complete devotion!

My hope is to keep my commitment and my devotion set on Him! and what about you? Just ask God…Is this all there is to life? Well ….yes there is more to life…abundant life is yours for the asking…Rivers of living water are yours to drink!

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