Day by Day

Some truths are best sung, and some realities are best expressed in poetry.
1
Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He, whose heart is kind beyond all measure,
Gives unto each day what He deems best,
Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.
2
Every day the Lord Himself is near me,
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear and cheer me,
He whose name is Counsellor and Pow’r.
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.
3
Help me then, in every tribulation,
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation,
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
E’er to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till with Christ the Lord I stand.
*copied from: https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/713
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Countdown of the Day

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Today is a special day for me. Here are some things I am thinking about and am very thankful for. I am very humbled that God has been so gracious. Most dear is that cute lady in the picture 🙂

4     years since I married my precious Yanachka

   diffrent places we have lived as a family

   arrows, Caleb and Jesse, in our quiver from the Lord

1     unified, blessed, happy family

0    regrets about being together

I LOVE YOU BABE!!! Happy 4 year anniversary!!!

The Garden of Eden and the Tabernacle

Like the shadow of the dome of pleasure floating midway on the waves, the tabernacle is constructed as a movement back toward Eden. As a command was given in the garden, the testimony given to Moses goes into the ark of the covenant (Ex. 25:16). As cherubim with flaming sword guard the way to Eden, cherubim of gold are stationed over the mercy seat (25:17–21). As Yahweh met with Adam and Eve in the garden, so Yahweh will meet with Moses from above the mercy seat (25:22). As there was abundant food in the garden, there is showbread on the table (25:30). As there were sacred trees in the garden, there is a lampstand with branches and bowls shaped like almond blossoms in the tabernacle (25:31–40). As the image of God, Adam, was placed in the garden, so also Aaron and his sons minister as priests in the tabernacle (28:1–3). Unlike the situation in the garden, where no sin offerings were necessary, when Aaron and his sons are consecrated as priests, a bull must be offered as a sin offering (29:14). As Adam faced death for transgression, so Aaron and his sons must follow Yahweh’s instructions lest they die (28:35, 43). The tabernacle will be sanctified by the very glory of Yahweh (29:43). Yahweh will dwell among Israel and be their God (29:45). And they will know that he is Yahweh, their God, who brought them up from the land of Egypt that he might dwell among them. And these declarations are punctuated with words of weight: “I am Yahweh their God!” (29:46).

Hamilton Jr., James M. (2010-11-04). God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology (Kindle Locations 1990-2000). Crossway. Kindle Edition.