The King sleeps and we tremble.
Go DeeperGo deeperPast thoughtInto silencePast silenceInto stillnessDeeper stillPast stillnessInto the HeartNowLet the LoveConsumeWhatever is left of you~ Chris McCombs
PSALM 46 (KJV)God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.BE STILL, and KNOW that I AM GOD: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
PSALM 91 (KJV)He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Hope you can enjoy the cherry blossoms, AOW.I read that they are out a bit early.
Duck,Thank you.The crowds and the traffic are too much for me downtown, however. That said, the blooms all around this portion of the DC suburbs are exquisite. I haven't seen the blossoms (cherry, pear, and redbud) this full and beautiful in a many years,
I've only managed to see them twice in my life. The first time shortly after my tenth birthday taken by my parents. The second time came as a young adult as part of an excursion to see The Washington Opera Society's production of Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea. The work had just been splendidly staged by the New York City Opera, so naturally we graduate students in Musicology were more than eager to compare the two productions. The Opera Society's production did not disappoint, but the cherry blossoms were truly unforgettable.
Mr. AOW and I went to the Tidal Basin at least three times: once by jalopy, once by bicycle, and once in the convertible we had. The first time, we found parking and went out on the paddle boats. Glorious every time!
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