The Lord answered, “For the sake of ten I will not destroy it.” And the Lord went his way, when he had finished speaking to Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.
And the Lord said, “What have you done? Listen; your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground….”
So Abraham called that place, “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”
So Abram went as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.
So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
When Jacob ended his charge to his sons, he drew up his feet into the bed, breathed his last, and was gathered to his people.
So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.
When the man saw he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.
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.