L. A. Marzulli
It’s nice to take some time off and Peggy and I spent three wonderful days with Bob Ulrich, his wifey, Crissy and their very mature, 15 year-old-daughter, Alyssa. We went to Ouray, Colorado, braved the million dollar highway, which has to be the dumbest road in the USA, as at some points there is a 2000 foot drop, straight down, with no guard rail, and the car is less than two feet from the edge!
Bob and I hiked up the mountains surrounding the town and found an abandoned mine. The air was perhaps the clearest, most refreshing I have ever breathed. The ubiquitous Aspen trees, shimmered in the breeze and the town itself was a throw-back to another time… perhaps a better one.
We drove about 6.5 hours from Ouray to the Denver airport where we parted company.
We got back home on Friday night, just after midnight.
I will be going on our official vacation sometime next week, after we wrap up Watchers 7!
I want to thank all of you who came out to the conference in Colorado. It was one of the best conferences I have ever had the privilege of speaking at.
Now onto the BUN!
Please read the entire Psalm and pay special attention to verses 7 through 12.
O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall[a] on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[b]
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.[c]
21 Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.
This psalm informs us that no matter where we are, He is there with us. We can’t hide from Him. We can’t fool ourselves into thinking He is not everywhere all the time! This is what it means when we hear that God is Omnipresent. Somehow—and this blows my mind—He is everywhere and knows and sees everything.
It is a comfort to know that no matter what circumstances surround our lives He is there. It might not seem like it at the time when we are going through a dark period, but the Psalmist assure us, He is there.
If we are sick in body, mind or spirit, He is with us and can heal us.
If we are penniless, He is there, and can be our provider.
If we are depressed and afflicted, He is there and can mend our spirits.
I truly believe nothing can separate us from His love! As Paul tells us in Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
These words ring true today, for He knows our deepest thoughts. He constructed us, gifted us, and literally knows every hair on our heads! He loves us and knowing this helps us go through the trials which are sometimes set before us.
He fills us with joy. He gives us peace that passes understanding. The world longs for this peace, but can’t find it, as it can only come from the Prince of Peace.
Be still and know that He is God.
Please keep these folks lifted up! Let’s believe in their healing….