Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Astronomy Update: Humans' part in huge universe is miniscule

Thousands of distant galaxies were revealed when the Hubble Space Telescope looked
at a seemingly blank area of the sky to see deeper into the universe than before.
This image is about a tenth of NASA's "Ultra Deep Field" revealed in 2004,
and almost every speck of light in it is a galaxy. The area of the sky in this image
is about 1/100 of the area your thumbnail takes up with your arm extended.  

God and his creation is so big. And I am so small in the grand scheme of things. And yet He not only found me in the endless spans of the universe...He loved me, He chose me, and He called me. I look out at the skys at night and think of Isaiah 40, verse 12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Wow. All that out there, the size of His hand? And yet...He became small enough to come to me.He humbled himself , and become as a man (Php 2:8).
The heavens are not big enough to contain Him, yet He lives inside of me...

Friday, November 18, 2011

How then shall we live?

Recently there appeared in the Miami Herald, an article concerning the escalating nuclear issue between Israel and Iran. The article states: The International Atomic Energy Agency, not known for using alarmist tones, describes Tehran's activities developing nuclear triggers for atomic weapons, advanced research on warheads that can be delivered by medium-range missiles, computer modeling of nuclear explosions, and other efforts that have nothing to do with producing nuclear energy.

For years Israel has publically stated that it will not allow Iran to become a nuclear power. No one misunderstands what they mean! And no matter where you stand on the finer point of prophetic end-times events, pretty much everyone agrees that Israel is 'center-stage.' I myself am merely a novice in this area, and therefore can claim no expertise. But the cliff-notes version of the end is certain to place Israel on the one side and the enemies of Jehovah God on the other. And without flinching, the greater Arab/Muslim world will today unabashedly take on that mantle! The article continues: "All discussions about Iran happen with an eye toward Israel. After all, Iran has spent decades arming the groups that regularly attack Israel. Iran has never called for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but has worked hand in glove with groups opposed to peace and to Israel's existence. It has never been shy about saying what it would like to see happen to the "Zionist entity."

Today we are inching closer and closer to the final battle and the full manifest of the glory of our Savior. Israel faces what is an impossible scenerio. Some folks will argue it would be catastrophic for Israel to attack Iran. Others say it would be suicidal not to. But either way Iran is coming for them. The question is simply on whose terms the battle will be waged. The deputy chief of Iran's armed forces, Brig. Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, warned that "we will witness Israel being wiped off the map,"

Many will enbrace these events with all the titilating entertainment apects of the latest blockbuster movie. But God gave us the warnings in scripture that He did so we might ask the so very critical question...the very personal question: How then shall I live in these last days?

Sadly, so many people live each day as if they have a million more. But we don't. And for sure, YOU don't. What do you need to do?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Welcome New JFB Member!

We want to welcome the newest addition to our fellowship body,
 "Micah Elliott Huhmann!"
Congradulations to Josh and Sara!