Sunday, February 18, 2018

Behold the Lamb of God

Last week as I watched one of the televised services I try to catch before we head out the door to church for more guidance in God's word; this song "Behold the Lamb of God " sang by a magnificent church choir drew my attention  as we were trying to make sure we had everything organized to exit the house.

Let you in on a little secret...Shhh! Don't tell anybody but I forgot the Sunday School book that we study out of in had gotten left on my desk, in front of my computer, under a calendar. Who wouldn't remember until we got to church and it wasn't in the book bag. πŸ˜‡Yes, that would be me.

Today, I'd like to share David Phelps presentation of the scripture found in John 1:1-29, spoken by John the Baptist who was given the task of preparing ye the way of the Lord when being questioned by the Pharisees...Foretelling of the beginning of the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ after his baptism at the River Jordan.

Join with me in reading

                                                        John 1: 1-29

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?
26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world......

Have a Blessed Lord's Day!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Our Brief Goshen Hole, WY. Experience

Today, I'm going to show you a little bit about the next leg of our journey last September. I was especially intrigued by the exposed rock outcroppings you see above.I like to collect things with ancient history...Wyoming is known for dinosaur bones and some of what I saw led my thoughts in that direction. It truly was another one of those We Came,We Saw,We Left moments.

Corey and I dropped down to Goshen Hole, WY. after a stop for fuel and lunch at Wheatland. We didn't go down into the hole because the road was muddy but we went far enough down a hill to see the surrounding expanse. We were met by a small group of cows that free ranged over the entrance road down into the valley.

While we were sitting at the top of the hill, heavy fog developed blocking a clear view of the terrain.

It was disappointing as to how fast the curtain closed our opportunity to see where settlers passed going further west to set-up settlements or become apart of established communities.

Rock formations gave us several clues to what type of life was apart of the history in the exposed substrates.

My hope had been to see Mule Deer while we were out west. I received an answer to that hope when we were headed back out of Goshen Hole to the Interstate.

We came across a Doe and a fawn straight in front of us on the county road. They observed us on the approach,becoming uneasy and ready to bolt.

The little family ran across the road heading our direction towards what appeared to be a small creek. Corey slowed down since we didn't see any other traffic and a photo shoot began.

Eventually, we decided to get back to traveling which set the Doe fleeing back across the road to the south, while the fawn ran a little ways to the north into the trees and stopped, giving us a side-ways pose.

The next post concerning our trip will lead us from Wheatland to Hot Springs,SD.

Here's wishing you...Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Farewell Estes Park ,CO. onto Wheatland,WY

Welcome to Timber Life! We are about to set off on another early morning to get us Road Warriors headed in the right direction ; darkness still encircled us as I made my way to the hotel office to checkout,even awakening the managers to leave our key at 6:15. We had decided that waiting to see if the fog conditions would improve over the mountains in the Rocky Mountain National Park wouldn't be a benefit to us.
Our route for the morning took us back through Big Thompson Canyon to Loveland, heading up North on rt.287 to Wheatland,WY.

As you can see my camera eyes were all over the place. I had to pick and choose which images I would share today.I know, that's everyday! 😊

There were groups and single Pronghorn Antelope in the mountainous and valley terrains along the road. Too many to count in a hurry!

We saw some horse riders getting prepared to do some back-country riding and I can only speculate if they would be checking grazing cattle or sheep as the day was wet and cold.

Our first encounter with Buffalo on this trip was on a hillside at the Sybille Wildlife Research Center, that provided holding pens close to the Visitor Center for viewing of various types of the indigenous species. We passed by our opportunity to stop but I managed to get a series of shots with the Buffalo as the subjects.

The main picture in this collage is the Jesus Rocks! Rock we found. I believe it possibly had become full of graffiti that carried negative messages so someone wanted to change the words and thoughts. I Love the message myself. I did a little more editing on the rock to help take off some telephone numbers that really don't need to be advertised.

I did promise pictures of Goshen Hole,WY in one of my last posts. Guess we'll get there soon!

In the mean time...Have a Great Day!