Open Heart

“Doors wide open;

Summer breathing still.

Open up my heart Lord;

I long to hear Your will.”

 

“Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 (NKJV)

Mosaic fishes – Sea of Galilee 2014
Mosaic fishes – Sea of Galilee 2014

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photos captured in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee 2014

Thunder Changes Direction – Capernaum Part Nine

What of James and John, the sons of Zebedee?

 

Jesus passed by their work place and their course of life, and names changed forever.

The Sons of Thunder, James the older and first to die for Jesus name in Jerusalem.

And John, forever to be known as the “one whom Jesus loved”.  Follower, disciple, and writer of the Gospel of John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John and Revelation.

 

John’s is the English spelling for the Hebrew name “Johanan” which means “Jehovah is gracious”; hence, John represents “Grace”.

Grace represents the numeral five (5):

the fifth time Noah’s name is mentioned, it says “But Noah found grace…;”

the fifth time Ruth’s name is mentioned, “…in whose sight I may find favor or (grace);”

the fifth time David’s name is mentioned when we meet him in 1 Samuel 16, “…let David stand before me, for he has found favor (grace) in my sight.”

The Beloved John wrote five (5) books in the Bible;

Yes, John the disciple whom Jesus loved showered us with His Grace.

 

 

Photos captured by denisebalog 2011 – 2014©

Like a Lamb Brought Forth

“…like a lamb that was led to slaughter…”Isaiah 53:7

The Hebrew definition of this Scripture can be translated as this:

“…like an animal, He was pushed out, brought forth with pomp, to be butchered.”

– The cost of this road is becoming far to clear. My whole being wants to turn away, hid my eyes, close my mind. To turn away now, was not an option for Jesus, the Perfect Lamb of God Who was slain for me. –

Poem to Ponder

“He set His “face like flint”,

determined onward, 

He freely went.”

 “Forty Days to the Cross – A Time of Reflection”, page 24, Denise Balog

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