Our 5-month (May to October) rainy season has begun with a vengeance here in South Florida. We’ve received over a half-foot of rain over the past 7 days, and we could receive even more than that over the next 7 days. We receive from 4 to 5 feet (48 to 60 inches) of rain during a typical rainy season. That’s about 75% of our annual rainfall in just 5 months.
I gave a weather report this morning to my church family during Praise & Worship. It was straight from Psalm 97, and as the Bible says:
The LORD is King ! Let the earth rejoice ! Let the farthest coastlands be glad. Dark clouds surround Him. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. Fire spreads ahead of Him, and burns up all His foes. His lightning flashes out across the world. The earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax before the LORD – before the LORD of all the earth. The heavens proclaim His righteousness. Every nation sees His glory. Those who worship idols are disgraced – all who brag about their worthless gods – for every god must bow to Him. Jerusalem has heard and rejoiced, and all the towns of Judah are glad because of your justice – O LORD ! For you – O LORD – are supreme over all the earth. You are exalted far above all gods. (Psalm 97:1-9 NLT)
I’m currently working on my 15TH full sermon. It’s titled “Faith & Works”, and it continues my message series on the Book Of James. I’ll be updating my SERMONS page soon with the new entry. Last night I learned all about John The Baptist – or John The Baptizer. He baptized everyone from Jesus Christ Himself to tax collectors all along the banks of the Jordan River. He figures prominently in my new sermon. He believed that baptism was ultimate proof that one was turning from darkness and towards light – God’s light.
Prove by the way you live that you have really turned from your sins and turned to God. (Luke 3:8a NLT)
Have a great week my brothers and sisters online. Go forth and share God’s Good News will all who will listen. Go forth and live your fantastic journey. Go forth and love God and all of His children.