Monday, January 2, 2012

A review of my day and thoughts

I had some great Bible study this morning.  I have Torah Club 1 that I just started.  I was reading from last week's Torah portion where Jesus healed on the Sabbath.  This led to a more in-depth study of Jesus from John 1 and Genesis 1.  Deep stuff.  Jesus=Torah=God=with God.  How can someone be God and be with God?  Jesus healed on the Sabbath and continues to work on the Sabbath because the Father is working "even now".  I have so much more I need to understand!

I didn't want to quit, but eventually felt the need to go help Tim take our ever-expanding pile of garbage and recycling to the dump.  At the dump I saw a bunch of eagles perched in nearby trees. 

When I got home I put away our Christmas and Hannukah stuff away while listening to some speakers on tape/dvd.  As I hear the story of where antisemitism started, and as I learn about the roots of Christianity and how it became a separate religion, I am turned off from what Christianity has become.  I did Christmas this year, because I am a gentile believer and have many good memories of it.  However, the more I become aware of how Christianity became what it is today, the more I am not sure of what I should do about things like Christmas.

Then I changed around the living room furniture.

3 comments:

PlainJane said...

Happy New Year Carol. Some deep thoughts in your day! Good for you in the deeper Bible Study. Yes, we do Christmas too...the girls & I would rather not, but DH insisted on a tree...I think we will always be tied to family tradition, so I try to make it as Christ-honoring as possible.

Tamara ♥ said...

It is so good to read your posts again. You have been missed a lot. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the holidays. Our family is struggling a bit with "what to do".

Letitia said...

Thanks for the comment you left a couple of weeks ago. I have started a new treatment this week, and they are hopeful that they can help me.

One thing that I consider in my thoughts about celebrating Christmas is that it is a man made holiday. God did not command or ordain it in any way in His Word.

My oldest daughter came very close to taking a job near Juneau this coming May, but in the end decided that was not where God was drawing her to be.