Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength . . . But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Long Live My Father
If you had not mentioned fathers day, I would not have given a thought to it or whether or not anyone contacted me.
Such conjured-up days give opportunities for trouble, hard feelings, depression, raking up of old oversites, and self degeneration.
Holiday is the old word for holy day.
Holy days are for remembering God not men.
That is why they are (were) called holy.
Further, when holy days were first called holy days the word holy carried the idea of making somebody whole, that is, giving back to (in this case) to God that which was taken from him.
Further, as to men, "wholesome" means health. To be made whole is to be restored to health. The latin is salutory, meaning wholesome or health. Thus when the Paul says "salute the brethern," he means to wish them health.
But here is father's day nonetheless; we should wish our father's good health. Long live my father.