....and it's all over everything! I am sitting here on the sofa looking at a layer of dust on my tables, desk, and floor. Who knew that removing tile would be so messy? Today we are getting smart (a day late) and putting up plastic sheeting as a wall. Of course whoever is inside that bubble will have to wear a mask just to breathe, but at least the house won't get so yucky. We are certainly in the ugly phase of the remodel!
On another note, I kicking the dust off my own notes on the book of Hosea. My dream is to someday write a commentary on this book. That is somewhat like a dentist writing a book on architecture, but nonetheless, it's what I'm working toward. I sat down one day a couple years ago, intent on studying the first chapter. I couldn't get past verse one and ended up with pages and pages of ntoes on just that little verse. At this rate it will take my lifetime to get through to the 14th chapter. One of my favorite parts is in chapter 2 where the Lord says "In that day..." -- can you imagine what that day will be like? My heart skips a beat when I read those words. "That day" is REALLY coming! Jesus, as a man, coming back to the earth, slaying His enemies and establishing His government! Wahoo! Anyway, my favorite part is when he says that on that day He is going to "respond...". This can also be translated "SING". No wonder He wants us to sing now -- it's the partnership in the mystery of that day! What does it look like when God sings and heaven and earth join in? This is not symbolic, folks, our God is going to raise His voice in song -- over us! And great will be the day of Jezreel, His judgments, His scattering. Aaaaagggh! Brain overload!
It will be interesting when the dust settles over Jerusalem on "that day".........selah.