Musings of a Recovering Lutheran: November 2015
O LORD, God of my salvation,
         I have cried out day and night before You.
Let my prayer come before You;
         Incline Your ear to my cry. 

Psalm 88:1-2 (NKJV)

Monday, November 30, 2015

Today's verse

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

John 8:36 (KJV)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Reading list

Cancer Ward, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Today's verse

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

Psalm 20:7 (KJV)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Reading list

Questions of Truth, by John Polkinghorne and Nicholas Beale.

Today's verse

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Psalm 147:4 (KJV)

Friday, November 27, 2015

Reading list

Postmark Ganymede, by Robert Silverberg.

Today's verse

The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

Psalm 24:1 (KJV)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Today's verse

And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: and they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

Luke 17:12-19 (KJV)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Today's verse

O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

Habakkuk 3:2 (KJV)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Reading list

Hothouse, by Brian Aldiss.

Today's verse

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:32 (KJV)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Reading list

Perelandra, by C.S. Lewis.

Today's verse

Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.

Psalm 56:1 (KJV)

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Reading list

The Luckiest Girl in the School, by Angela Brazil.

Today's verse

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 1:14 (KJV)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Immigration

Yesterday my wife and I went to San Antonio for her citizenship interview. This has been a long process, and we are thankful it is over. Praise God for removing all barriers and knocking down all obstacles so that my wife may become a US citizen! Bwana asifiwe!

Today's verse

The word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.

Psalm 33:4 (KJV)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Today's verse

I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.

Leviticus 26:12 (KJV)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Today's verse

For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

Romans 8:22 (KJV)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Today's verse

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

John 8:36 (KJV)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Update on Asia Bibi



Asia Bibi's health is said to be "good".

Key quote:

Good news has recently been released concerning Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi, a mother of five who is on death row for blasphemy. Her only “crime,” offering water to her Muslim co-workers from the same cup out of which she, a Christian, had drank.

Due to the overall volatility of the situation, rumors of Asia Bibi’s declining health began to surface around the internet in October of 2014. These rumors claimed that Asia Bibi was vomiting blood and was having difficulty walking. Similar rumors appeared in June of 2015 claiming that Asia Bibi’s health was so terrible that she might not live long enough to be executed.

Fortunately, these rumors were recently debunked by her attorney, Saif-ul-Malook, after he visited her in the Multan prison. Malook was contacted by several foreign news agencies claiming that his client’s health was worsening. When Malook and Asia Bibi’s husband visited her to verify the reports, they said she looked healthy and normal, but asked her if she had suffered from any serious illness. According to the World Watch Monitor report, Malook said that, “Asia has totally denied she ever suffered any serious illness since 2009 in prison.”

Praise God!

Read Asia Bibi's own words.

The online petition calling for mercy for Asia Bibi can still be found here.

For those who do not know who she is, here is the story about Asia Bibi's unjust imprisonment and death sentence for "blasphemy" against the Prophet Muhammad.

Please pray for Asia Bibi and her family. Also, please pray for those who are risking their lives to free her.

Reading list

Gifted Hands, by Dr. Ben Carson.

Today's verse

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Galatians 5:1 (KJV)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Today's verse

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7 (KJV)

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Today's verse

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16 (KJV)

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Today's verse

There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 2:5 (KJV)

Monday, November 02, 2015

Today's verse

The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

Psalm 29:4 (KJV)

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Today's verse

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

Psalm 34:8 (KJV)