Saturday, August 14, 2010



Matthew 24:15-27 (NRSV)

The desolating sacrilege

Matthew 24:15-27 (NRSV)
"So when you see the desolating sacrilege standing in the holy place, as was spoken of by the prophet Daniel (let the reader understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains; the one on the housetop must not go down to take what is in the house; the one in the field must not turn back to get a coat. Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing infants in those days! Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a sabbath. For at that time there will be great suffering, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. Then if anyone says to you, 'Look! Here is the Messiah!' or 'There he is!' - do not believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. Take note, I have told you beforehand. So, if they say to you, 'Look! He is in the wilderness,' do not go out. If they say, 'Look! He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

DEVOTION--Today is Saturday Psalmody; the mediation is offered as a psalm from my heart! If you would like a more traditional devotion, please search the archives for a title that appeals to you! (smile)


Lightening flashes
before the thunder rolls
grumbling about the second
of The Son of Man
If you hear the thunder first
be wary
Your enemy is trying
to trick you
into believing
the lie...
Look for the streak across the sky
then listen for the thunder
and in those days
do not shrink back
turn back
go back
for anything...
For NO-thing is worth
failing to follow
The Son of God.
The lightening flashes
cutting across the sky
in a great blast of light
As thunder declares in living color
the way
the truth
the life...
Follow me.


If you have questions about how to become a friend and follower of Jesus, please see the devotion entitled, “Come to Jesus” @

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