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You Missed This One III: Easter Edition

I know this is typically a music blog, and a lot of the 'missed this ones' should probably follow suit. I couldn't avoid this one, which popped out to me while in discussion with High Schoolers last night in Matthew 26-28.

Behold, chapter 27. You missed this one:

51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. 52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53 They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

The bible is a funny book sometimes.  Not funny to laugh at...just amazing how among a few chapters about Jesus' death, this sentence is just added in there.  Just two sentences.

Seriously, if people were coming out of the tombs, I think that there would be more than a couple sentences in our daily paper.

But, that's just it.  Two sentences is enough for the bible.  No need to elab…

You Missed This One #2: Sermon on the Mount

"Blessed are you when..."

Yes, a lot of us have read Matt 5 multiple times.  So, I didn't miss it.  But I did, because "blessed" is really quite ambiguous to me.  But content speaks a bit deeper.

That blessed is actually closer to "content," "happy," or "happier" via Strong's/Dr. David Jeremiah.  This was pointed out to me yesterday while I 'randomly' had the radio at the right time.  You know, 'randomly'.

Matthew 5:

“ Content are the poor in spirit,  For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  4 Content are those who mourn,  For they shall be comforted.  5 Content are the meek,  For they shall inherit the earth.  6 Content are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,  For they shall be filled.  7 Content are the merciful,  For they shall obtain mercy.  8 Content are the pure in heart,  For they shall see God.  9 Content are the peacemakers,  For they shall be called sons of God.  10 Content are those who are persecuted for rig…

You Missed This Passage 1

I've had many of these pop up while praying/studying recently - little snippets of Bible, history, etc. that I tell myself "You missed that one, David." - so, I thought i'd start a little thread via blog here to commemorate the fact I have either forgotten or completely ignored some significant events or statements in history.  Feel free to join in with these findings via comment or email.  I probably have missed the ones you're noticing as well?

I give you the musicians/singers who, by faith, worshiped their way to victory in war.  You missed this one:

“And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise the LORD, For His mercy endures forever.”
Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. For the peopl…

Time in the Saddle

A friend of mine refers to practice and experience as "time in the saddle."  Some growth don't come without it.   

A roommate of mine in college was on a PBS TV reality show that thrust him into the old-west.  Dress and all.  I actually thought it was kind of boring to watch (not your exhilarating-fakey reality show.  Did I just type 'fakey reality?'  Yes, that is what TV is quite often).  I remember he shared some frustration about the show - he wanted to be 'in the saddle' for real, yet he was forced to be the camp chef.  So, as the cowboys drove the cows, he cooked the cows.  And he hated it.

And, then, he was given the chance to be a cowboy.  Difficulties ensued.  The series ended with all the cowboys quitting because of a jerk of a boss.

(Ok, David, where you going with this?)
All that is simply because this roommate's actual experience riding a horse on a real saddle.  While it's hard many times to continue on when nothing seems to be happen…