Today’s Scrip-Bit 1 March 2016 Psalm 77:13‏

Psalm 77:13.   Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary (holiness): who is so great a God as our God?

Aye friends, who says our God isn’t the greatest and brings interesting things and events into our lives eh? Earlier on this morning, after I finished my devotions on the patio, I went out for a short walk on the grounds near the sea shore as I usually do. 

This morning though I saw a white gentleman preparing to fish from the bank close to the reef with a small rod. I’ve seen a few people fishing around the area before but never spoke to them re their catch. 

Today though I asked the fellow, who turned out to be Hungarian, if he catches anything there. He said yes, barracuda and cavalli, and that he’s been coming there for a couple years now because of what he can catch. 

I was most surprised to hear that those big and ofttimes dangerous fishes could be caught so close to my water hole, especially with the small rod and thin line that he had. (smile) We talked for a few more seconds and I continued walking while he turned his attention to his fishing. 

Some five or so minutes later, on my way back, we spoke for a few more seconds, then all of a sudden he shouts ‘I’ve got one…and a big one too!’ 

I could see the tension on the line, and a couple of times while he fought it, saw the silver fish jump out of the water into the bright sunshine. It did look fairly big. He fought it for another few minutes, trying to not let it get caught on the rocks near to the shore. 

I stood up there watching with interest and hearing him say he wished he had someone to go down on the rocks and bring it in. Then like he got a sudden brainwave and asked me to hold the rod, while he went down on the rocks to get it. I held the rod and watched as went down the rocks and collected the fish, which put up a little struggle before he could get it out of the water. 

And I can now boast that in my first fishing expedition, I helped catch a three-foot barracuda weighing some thirty pounds or so. (smile) It was amazing that after he had it on the grass and extricated the hook from its mouth, it was still alive. 

Now my friend was really excited because this was amongst the biggest fishes he had ever caught. But what happened next surprised me; he took up the fish, went back down into the water and tried to release it. When I asked why, he claimed that he was only a catch and release fisherman. If the fish was still alive, he usually put it back into the sea. 

And wonder of wonders, when he couldn’t get it back into the sea because the water was just washing it back up on the shore, he lifted it up, all the time commenting on how big and heavy it was, then he walked about thirty yards further down to a small coral bay area, went into the water with the fish and stayed there for the approximately ten minutes or so, that it took the fish to regain its strength and swim away. 

Meanwhile a fellow working on a house nearby was also amazed at the size of the catch, and promised to come and fish down there. In his mind though, he would already have been at home having the oil heating in the frying pan, while he cut up the fish and seasoned it. 

The fisherman’s wife, whom I believe he had called on the phone, had also come along, and he had her take some pictures. She was telling him to keep the fish and give it to his local fishing partner. But he insisted that once it was alive, he would try to send it back to the ocean. 

And having finally done that, he came up on the shore, soaking wet, from head to foot, and explained that a few years back some dramatic experience happened to him, and since then, he doesn’t kill anything, possibly beside mosquitoes. His wife kept saying that he was crazy, because he did that sort of thing all the time. 

Finally, some half an hour or more after I’d begun my walk, we said goodbye and went our separate ways. And I guess that’s my excitement for the day, although after that I had to go into town, Scarborough, fight a couple traffic jams, to get some local bush from one of my friends to boil for my cough. 

I haven’t drank any bush medicine for umpteen years now, but I do remember my mother filling me with them either for the cold or for cooling, what we now call detoxifying the body. (smile) 

Wow! That’s taken up so much time and space, we don’t have much left for other stuff. So let’s get right into our Tuesday Mantra, or Prayer of the Beloved. 

All together now with heartfelt sincerity. ‘I’m not what I do. I’m not what I have. I’m not what people say about me. I am the beloved of God, that’s who I am. No one can take that from me. I don’t have to worry. I don’t have to hurry. I can trust my friend Jesus and share His LOVE with the world. Amen.’ 

Now friends, that’s the way we ought to think of ourselves, each and every day of our lives. What the world says and thinks about us is immaterial, because we are God’s beloved children and Jesus’s friend. Glory Hallelujah! 

What could be better than those two things eh? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING my people! And until we stop allowing the dictates and thoughts of the world to shape our lives, we’ll be forever held in bondage by the enemy, when that is totally unnecessary. 

Now let’s take a quick gander at our Bit. ‘Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary (holiness): who is so great a God as our God?’ 

Yesterday we looked at the first part, today I had intended to get into the second half; ‘who is so great a God as our God?’ And as we all know, my fellow believers, the emphatic answer to that is ABSOLUTELY NO ONE! 

Yes friends, there is no supposed deity or otherwise who is mightier and more powerful than the Creator of our universe and all therein, including mankind! How could there be eh, when He spoke it all into existence eons ago, and still controls it? 

And we’ll end today with God’s own words as spoken through the prophet Isaiah when His people Israel were fooling around with worthless, powerless idols. He says: ‘To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?’ (Is.46:5) A very good question that friends. 

Then later on He declares: ‘Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.’ (Is.46:9-10) 

Now my brethren, let’s ponder those words of indisputable truth today nuh and write them indelibly in our hearts, minds, souls and bodies, for that is indeed eternal wisdom. Much LOVE!

…all other supposed gods are lifeless and powerless…ONLY our great God Jehovah is alive and kicking…full of power and majesty…

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