Friday, July 21, 2006

Passersby

Last night I stayed in my "other home," our ministry center here on Capitol Hill. This is my part-time residence. My office doubles as an apartment so I can be close to the action here in Washington when I need to be. (Cheryl and I have our principal home 40 miles west of Washington. We had to go out that far in order to afford a house!)

Staying here allows me to observe passersby at our building in a way I can't during a busy work day. I see them early in the mornings and late at night. Just last night and this morning I noted how many people approach the front of the ministry center, slow down, turn their head towards the Ten Commandments monument in the front garden, stop, pause, read, apparently think about what they've read, and then, slowly, move on. An awful lot of people read the monument!

As I watched them from my third-floor window, I thought, How many of these people would ever read God's Word--let alone the Ten Commandments--if we didn't have that monument out front?

The Word of God says of itself, that it is "quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)

That block of granite outside our front door is one powerful instrument--digging deep into the joints and marrow of Capitol Hill!

2 comments:

jerremays said...

Thanks Pastor...brother in Christ....for following the LORD'S leading and placing the 10 Commandments in such a powerful place:) My Mom, sister, and I (from Nebraska) was driven by there on my first visit to WA DC by my brother-in-law and sister from Pinehurst, NC (they having heard of it and wanting to see it for themselves) and was TRULY BLESSED by the TRUTH that it displays for us Americans. It was our pleasure to ask of the location of the tablet of a WA DC policeman and at least raise his awareness of Americans interest and support of it:) HOLY PERFECT FATHER, BLESS THIS MINISTRY AS IT BLESSES ISRAEL, AND LORD JESUS WE LIFT UP EACH AND EVERY NEED OF YOUR PRECIOUS MEN AND WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN ISRAEL AND PRAY FOR YOUR OUTPOURING OF HELP AND PEACE FOR EACH FROM THE EAST AND THE WEST AND THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH. JESUS PLEASE COMFORT YOUR ISRAELITES EVEN NOW AS A MOTHER HEN COMFORTS HER CHICKS. Love Always in Christ Jesus, the Omnipotent, Omniscient, OmniPresent One, Jerre Mays

Doris F. Rodriguez said...

What a blessing you are to our Lord and Savior as you take a righteous stand to preserve His words for all to see! May God continue to bless your ministry and your obedience. It is so encouraging to hear about the reactions from various people as they pass by and read the monument. Thank you for all you are doing to further His Kingdom. Hallelujah! Amen!