BURNING YAKS – Are you watching enough Sunsets? Cornwall Ontario – May 9, 2010

Cornwall ON – My wife is a superstitious sort.  She likes to wear Evil Eye bracelets and has a myriad of habits, some I’d swear she makes up.   We both lost very dear friends lately; perhaps it’s the age we’re entering, our mid-forties, but it makes me stop and ponder how fleeting we all are on this humble blue marble we all share?

We bicker; we argue, we do too many things that probably aren’t terribly good for us in the name of …..fun; we develop these habits; I think societally, that certainly don’t extend our visit in this ethereal sphere.

There are so many unexplained phenomena; many that never will be explained.  As I drove my wife through a May snow storm to the airport to fly off to a funeral this morning I had a lot of time to think, and on the ride home; watching the sun come up I had even more.

Why do we as human beings generally need to know so many darn answers to questions?  That was one of the things I thought about.    And why do I not watch enough of these stunning sun rises; especially as I’m usually up for them although always busy prepping news for all of us?

I think I realized that for me; at least for today; I’m not enjoying or taking enough time to enjoy a stunningly beautiful and free sunrise.

Are you?

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  1. Jamie – you are looking at the wrong thing – “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength….” (Isa. 45:22-25).

    In bowing to King Jesus in faith and repentance, all of one’s questions are answered – who made the sunsets anyway?

  2. Tom I prefer to not live life in Metaphors. You can choose your path of course. I just think everyone has a right to choose the path that’s right for them.

  3. Oh wow, even more proof that the Son of God is just the Sun rising in the East and setting in the West. The Sun covers all ends of the Earth. And it totally explains your question of who or how the sunsets came to be pastor Tom.

  4. Live in the present Jamie, as that is all there is. I watch the sunset every clear day and parts of the sunrise. I used to live in Saskatchewan, which can have a sunset filled with shades of colour that lasts many hours … not many trees out there. For me sunsets and sunrises bring calmness and peace of mind in an oftern troubled world. I do not narrow my view and enjoyment bylimiting it with religous “cut and paste” gook.

  5. Jamie:
    There is a big difference between a metaphor and an inspired prophetic passage concerning the coming Messiah. Any literary class will teach you that. May be the word you were looking for was on the line of mythological – like myths, fair tales, folk lore? like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny!

    But Jamie you are not dealing with just another literary work, but with the inspired Word of God. Isa 45:23 “I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear” finds its fulfillment in only one person – the Lord Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul writes – Php 2:9 – 11 “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”.

    Since the Lord Jesus has risen from the dead and has been highly exalted, He now stands as Saviour and as Judge. Jamie one day you will bow the knee to King Jesus. Hopefully it will be now in salvation, rather then later in judgment as you stand before the Great White throne judgment seat. The One who will be sitting upon that Great White throne will be none other then the Lord Jesus Christ. Get ready to bow your knee, for it is coming, sooner then you think!

  6. Tom if you’re man enough to ever actually debate beliefs we can arrange that. Grand standing is way too boring at 8:05 in the morning; especially before my coffee. I’m truly happy for you that you have such a strong belief, but in this world there are many people that believe many things. Surely they all can’t be right. I don’t think any of us truly ever will understand whatever it is that makes this universe tick.

    Certainly not based on anything to date that has been man made. I don’t print that to disrespect your beliefs; but it’s not Sunday, and if I wanted a sermon I think I’d be in your church, which I wasn’t.

    Have a nice day.

  7. Takes a lot of ballz to go stand on street corners, various functions, and at funerals with picket signs and accost various people.. so the pastor should be man enough to come into your debates..

  8. Grimalot there is no debate. I don’t go looking for debates which is why I rarely post on our site. I just don’t always suffer being preached too before my morning coffee 🙂

    We are all for free speech here which is why we allow just about any stance as long as it is respectful to some degree and informative and/or entertaining to our viewers.

  9. JC was a good man. Most of the biblical text (and it varies a lot) was written several centuries after the man JC lived. Best selling fiction around. Being a best seller those not make it true. Three cheers for a good man and that is enough.

  10. grimalot, are you sure it was coffee?

  11. Grimalot – Get it strait! I don’t every come “at funerals with picket signs and accost various people”.

  12. Oh ok, thats just the westboro’s. So Ill leave the funerals out of it. But the rest stands.. 😉

  13. Yeah, it sure isn’t easy losing friends or family. I’ve been losing quite a few in the last couple of years. I think the trick is to always treat people as though it could be your last visit. It’s hard to do sometimes, but you just never know….
    As an aside, how do we know that the bible is “the inspired Word of God”?
    It says so right in the bible, so it must be true!

    Here’s another handy-dandy product that could protect your kids.

  14. OMG!!! Where do I get some of that? lol.. 😀

  15. Oh snap! Is Mr Tom the dude who hangs out at the mall with a microphone telling jokes? And his friends have signs, also full of jokes? No wonder his posts are so funny…dude brings bigtime comedy, 24-7.

    PS..I have taken literary classes, and none of them ever touch on inspired prophetic passages. Metaphors yes, prophecies no.

  16. Thats the one Rodney.. I stand corrected and leave the Funerals out of it, but like I said, the rest stands.

  17. Which mall does the comedy team busk at? I don’t come in to Cornwall that often, but if I knew where and when they perform, I’d pack up the family and come in for the show.

  18. Usually East Court Mall. Random days though.

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