And the Lord said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt. And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt. (Exodus 8:16-17, KJV)
So much fun, when you’re reading a passage in the Bible, and you wander outside and see it illustrated in creation! I’ve been working my way slowly through Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Bible. I enjoy Mr. Henry’s writing because he’s a noticer - he notices and points out so many details in every passage, not expanding upon culture or history or times, but just noticing every little aspect of God’s word, and often noticing how it relates to other passages of scripture. He is a blessing, a faithful companion who I look forward to meeting before the throne of God one day, and whose fellowship I enjoy, for now, in the words that he has left behind!
But, back to my story! I had just read about Moses and the plague of gnats, in which the Lord directed Moses to strike the dust of the earth, and it turned into biting flies that plagued Egypt. And there, in the forest, as the remnants of a winter storm melted into puddles, clouds of tiny insects covered the surface, reminding me of just what it might look like to watch the dust of the earth turn into a plague of gnats! These funny little guys are springtails, and have an entirely fascinating lifestyle and lifecycle of their own to enjoy, but today, they were just a reminder of the amazing history that God shares with us in His holy word!
What do you see, in your world today, that reminds you of God’s word Take a picture, and share it, with #myworldthroughGodsword!
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Self awareness is everything, but also understanding the intentions of those who surround you in your everyday. Some will pray that you fall along your jourmey of achieving that one thing you desire, and some will walk with you as you too do the same, both carrying loyalty for each other. But in the end we all come out on top regardless of who's morally right or wrong. Weirdly.
We are not the same.
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