Scary, I know.
Random Thought #1
We recently sang All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name in church. In case you've forgotten, it includes this line;
Let every kindred, every tribe, on this terrestrial ball.
Was it too hard to simply say everybody on Earth? Would that have been too much to ask? Are there no words that rhyme with Earth? Couldn't we simply have made this a stadium-type anthem where the emcee starts chanting 'Everybody everywhere!'?
I think we could.
Random Thought #2
Yesterday I was sharing from the story of Moses and Pharaoh and those pesky ten plagues. In Exodus 8, here is what we read;
9 “You set the time!” Moses replied. “Tell me when you want me to pray for you, your officials, and your people. Then you and your houses will be rid of the frogs. They will remain only in the Nile River.”
10 “Do it tomorrow,” Pharaoh said.
“All right,” Moses replied, “it will be as you have said. Then you will know that there is no one like the Lord our God. 11 The frogs will leave you and your houses, your officials, and your people. They will remain only in the Nile River.”
Pharaoh is suffering and he says tomorrow. This shows he's Egyptian and not American. Any red-blooded American wouldn't have put off to tomorrow a life of ease that could start today. If I had a big problem and someone offered to take it away on my timing, I guarantee I'm not saying tomorrow.
So ends today's tour of my thoughts. Believe it or not, the church I work at still allows me to preach there. And they hear the random thoughts all the time.