LUK 20:27-33 ESV
There came to him some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, and they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died without children. And the second and the third took her, and likewise all seven left no children and died. Afterward the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had her as wife.”
Interesting passage. What struck me was that this was a complete hypothetical sistuation, because the Sadducees didn’t even believe in the resurrection.
Also it’s interesting that some people have established doctrine out of this passage regarding marriage after we leave this life.
Not sure what “highlight” to record for this. It was just interesting.
Today’s reading was from John 2-4.
But He needed to go through Samaria.
This is always so fascinating. Jesus needed to go though Samaria. It would seem that He knew something was up. The interchange between Jesus and this woman is wonderful, especially because Jesus had to go through the area.
This got me thinking about being led by the Spirit. Did Jesus know from the beginning of the trip that He would talk to this woman? Some will say, “yes”, but I contend that He may not have.
We often don’t get a clear picture of what we should do when being prompted by the Spirit. We have learned that by obeying the urging of the Spirit initially, will put us in a position to receive more instructions.
So, it’s easy for me to view Jesus as simly following the promtings and urgings of the Holy Spirit in this situation. It also encourages me to follow his example and simply obey the leading of the Spirit.
Up by 8:00 AM this morning to get ready for the day. Breakfast with Ted and Wayne. Ted and I plan to chill and prepare for our assignments and maybe do a walk-about this afternoon. Who knows in what order. I received a call from Wayne asking us to come to where he was meeting for a mid morning coffee. So Ted and I went together. To my suprise it was a birthday “party” for me with my India friends. It was nice. A wonderful cake and good wishes. Nice.
I’m fighting with the internet so I’m not sure when I’ll atcually post these entries…. I’ll try later. Now to prepare. More later,,,,, YaY for internet. Now I’m fighting sleep something fierce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . Oppss just dosed off with that last sentance….
I’m sure we’ll go to eat somewhere tonight. More to come. (Sorry the BLOG is not a real exciting blog…. Oh well . . .
Well, we made it to Germany with out a hitch. Now on to Bangalore. Our flight leaves at 2:05 PM and arrives at 1:30 AM tomorrow. (my birthday). I met Ted very briefly as we were boarding the plane. Because our seats are not together there won’t be any visiting yet. I was able to sleep for 3 1/2 hours with my CPAP on this flight. That was wonderful. After watching a movie and listening to some music, I went back to sleep for another 2 hours.
We arrived on time and made our way through passport control and immigration. Not too much of an ordeal. (I did have the address of the new hotel we were staying at, but we figured it out….) Ted and Wayne had aready retrieved their luggage, I had to wait some time for mine. All is good! We took a cab to the hotel and plan to meet for breakfast at 9:00 AM. Wayne has meetings starting at 10:00 AM.
I made a quick call to Lynda via Skype, so now its off to sleep for 4 hours. (I’ll get more sleep tonight.) Oh, and Wayne wished me happy birthday with a big, wonderful bag or peanut M&M’s. More tomorrow.
Today was a travel day as will be Monday. We plan to arrive in Bangalore at 1:30 AM on Tuesday. The day started very early and I must say I was exhusted to begin with. I know many are praying for me, so I’m not too worried about it. I’ll do my best to get into a routine when we arrive in India.
I am quite excited to spend this time with my friend Wayne. I have no doubt that God has connected us through out the years. I should meet Ted Vail in Frankfurt as he is traveling from Denver. Together we’ll continue the journey to India.
What’s in store for us this trip? I’m filled with anticipation. My hope is that I can be a blessing to those I get to connect with. I think often of the ones who are hurting and weary. I want to encourage them. I know the future thet have. It’s filled with hope!
I have a few more hours til we arrive in Germany, so I think I will try to sleep.