Howdy, all! This is sort of a non-post (meta-post? just-a-post?) to say that I will be out for about a week-and-a-half for the Living Church of God’s Feast of Tabernacles observance. I know that most of you will be there too (if not at our site in Branson, then someplace else), but some of you out there who frequent this WordPress blog do not observe the Feast and might wonder why your comments are taking so long to be moderated. Rest assured, I will get to them as soon as I can.
One day, it would be fun to “blog the Feast”, but as a coordinator for one of the sites I find that I’m usually just too busy to play with something like that. Next year might be different, though, as I think that would be a lot of fun.
And finally, for those of you who are checking this before heading out to your Feast site, you might keep in mind that others have large worries and grief on their minds. CNN (and, surely others) reports that the Samoan islands have been hit by a terrible tsunami…
A series of aftershocks reverberated through the islands Tuesday and residents braced for more of nature’s wrath. Entire villages lay flattened or submerged. The walls of water were so strong that they twisted concrete beams and mangled cars. Roads, buildings and private homes were heavily damaged.
Let us all dedicate ourselves all the more to praying that Christ will come with His Kingdom quickly. In those islands are many who “cannot discern between their right hand and their left” (cf. Jonah 4:11) and in our prayers for the days ahead, let’s keep in mind those who are suffering today, looking forward to that tomorrow when such instances of tragic death and chaos will have become a distant memory.
Have a safe trip, where ever you are going, and a wonderful Feast of Tabernacles.