Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Week in Review

The Composite of a Godly Woman

Godly woman, what is written on the pages of your life
Are they words that encourage us and lead us from strife
Oh Godly woman, what treasures are planted within
Treasures that shine brightly directing us from sin

Godly woman how complex you are
Your life is more brilliant than the stars
What treasures have you acquired on your travels
With these treasures, mysteries simply unravel
Look at the treasures placed in you by the Masters hand,
Treasures that grow brighter and brighter with each day that you stand
When others see you, they are seeing God’s word written on your heart
Words that have grown stronger from the very start

Words like:
Beauty – “And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us; and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea the work of our hands establish thou it.” Psalm 90:17
Love – “Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law” Romans 13:10
Sacrifice –“I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.” Psalm 116:17
Holiness –“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:” Hebrews 12:14
Wisdom -“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all they getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7
Correction -“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” II Timothy 3:16-17
Oh Godly woman, what are you made of, what treasures do you hold
You are molded from God’s words, and with each year its beauty unfolds
Greater, oh so greater grows the fragrance of your life scenting the air
So that those that come behind smell its fragrance and know of your care
This is the composite of a Godly woman

The Week In Review

Celebration – Inspiration - Communion

Luke 19:37-38 – And when he was come nigh, even now at the (1) descent of the mount of Olives, the (2) whole multitude of the disciples began to (3) rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they have seen; Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

The second point is the whole multitude of the disciples. This in not only the twelve that walked with him, but all those that have encounter Jesus along his journey and have decided to follow after him. We sometimes only think of the disciples as that elite group that followed Jesus closely. Yet, here Luke makes a point to let us know that there are others that have been given the opportunity to be followers of Jesus. We too can be counted in the multitudes of the disciples that rejoice at the presence of the king. For it is through Jesus that all can become disciples, the opportunity was not cut off after the 12. The opportunity of salvation is offered freely to all regardless of gender, race or age. All can join together to become the multitude of disciples, all can join together in worship, and all can join together in the remembrance of what Jesus did. This is Luke pointing to what Jesus would do because of the crucifixion; open up the Gospel to all men.

“ And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." This scripture also reminds us from Luke of how we can all join together in remembrance of what Jesus did. He gave himself for our transgressions and he tells us to come and partake of him so that our bodies will bear the witness that we are a part of him. The whole multitude, all God’s people have relationship, spiritual union with Christ and we celebrate this in union as the multitude rejoiced in unity of purpose.