Saturday, November 30, 2013

Singled out

A leaf has been chosen to view because I see something in it. It looks like a mask. A parable emerges; it is like an uncommitted Christian, half in the world and half out. If we are going to serve Jesus we must make a decision for him. Put on a happy face and come follow Jesus.

Mat 13:47  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 
Mat 13:48  Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 
Mat 13:49  So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 
Mat 13:50  And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 

 Our pool is used about three months of the year. We must cover it because there are so many trees around it. After a rain the cover makes it's own pool and the leaves pile up until they are removed. So many leaves cover the pool, some blown in from distant tall trees.

The larger Red Bud leaves look like lily pods in a Koi pond.

A Persimmon leaf is partially submerged. Perhaps this is an illustration of baptism?

Mat28:19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 
The Mulberry has chosen to come out of the world of water. We must choose to be separated out of the world unto Jesus. This is our sanctification.

2Co 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 
2Co 6:18  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 
The tall Sycamore in a distant yard has yielded it's leaves. Many have been blown into our yard and pool. It is a favorite resting place for the Turkey Vultures. They seek death to feed on. Jesus brings us out from the world of sin and death and he gives us eternal life.

Mar 10:29  And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, 
Mar 10:30  But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. 

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