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Of bumpkins and hummingbirds

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Submitted by Michael S. (United States), Nov 17, 2014 at 13:50

Hi, Jana of the UK

Of course, I wouldn't mind my remarks passed on, if there is any worth in them. I know the scriptures I quote have value; but we've had those scriptures with us for thousands of years and ignored them. To be effective, I guess, they have to come out of the mouth of a tainted bumpkin like me in order to be believable.

A couple things about the UK:

1. My late mother-in-law was a wonderful English woman, raised in Hackney.

2. I spent a year in Australia, living with English and Scottish room-mates. Loved it.

3. I've done my genealogy intensively, including the approximately 1/4 of me that's English (and another bit that's Scotch-Irish). The English part comes from the 17th century, beginning with Elder Brewster of the Mayflower in 1620. When I think of Britain, then, especially of England, I think of an England people don't know of today -- an England where men and women laid down their lives for the privilege of reading and teaching the word of God in truth, and of being able to try, as much as lay within them, to practice it.

There's a little bird in the top of a small tree outside my window. He's not at an angle in which I can see his iridescent red face; but by glints that I see of his beak, I think it's one of the hummingbirds that eat from our feeder.

It's interesting that God made Adam in His image; the image of a God who is lonely for company. He really wants fellowship with someone like Himself; but various stages of lesser glory will do. Because Adam was like Him, Adam also got lonely; and God gave him the deer, the wild turkeys and the hummingbirds. I suppose that if he had left things at that stage, Adam's world would have been more peaceful; but he wanted someone even MORE like himself, so God gave him a woman -- and if the fellows haven't figured it out by now, the big problem with women is that they're so much like men.

Anyhow, God also would have had a much more peaceful world to enjoy, if he had let the man live with the animals, innocent of sin. Like Father, like son, though -- you know how it goes.

Ah, those atheists! They think they're so smart; but they can't understand such simple things!

Shalom shalom :-)

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