"At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.” He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread—which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests. Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are innocent? I tell you that something greater than the temple is here. If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” "
Matthew 12 v1:8
God is, indeed, good. Rich in grace and mercy. Who is like Him in Heaven or Earth? If we did not praise Him, would not the stones cry out? There is clearly a time and a place for the Lord's work on the Sabbath, but this does not mean we should be totally carried away from His rest in the doing. When talking with the Pastor of one Seventh Day Adventist church, he confided that he was totally exhausted each Sabbath day. Herein lies a warning to all of us, do not be so busy at the oars that the Lord, our God, might pass us by! Prayers for the Pastor's rest were said and have been answered, a number of activities have been taken off their calendar, including by this weekend's rains. Thank you, Jesus, you are mighty in honour and glory. Amen.
So, I have done another thing. Compelled by the Lord, through His Holy Spirit, compelled by my reading of the scriptures, compelled by my walk and experiences in this world of ruins, sackcloth and ashes. All grace, glory and honour to the Lord, Creator of Heaven and Earth, King of Kings, the God of Israel and Abraham, the God of the Jews and the Gentiles, Lord of All.
Psalm 150 "Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD."
Michael Robert Jackson was baptised in the name of Jesus in 2012, after a forty year walk in the wilderness, ten years after he first came to Christ. He is the least of God's children.