1 John 4:16
And I said, “Woe is me! I am lost for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and yet my eyes have seen the king, the Lord of hosts!”
You shall not render an unjust judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great: with justice you shall judge your neighbor.
From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so.
For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been destroyed, then in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see at my side.
Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.
Turn to me and be gracious to me; give your strength to your servant; save the child of your serving girl.
Word and Image
offers two parts of my morning ritual, scripture and visual art. I make no
attempt to related the two (as I do in my daily quote and blog entries) and
yet, sometimes that will happen, for as we know God works in mysterious ways.