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A rhythmic chant on God's omnipresence

I read this poem in Kent Hughes's book on Genesis. An absolutely beautiful and astonishing poem, by Hildebert, the twelfth-century Archbishop of Tours. First and Last of faith’s receiving,  Source and sea of man’s believing,  God, whose might is all potential,  God, whose truth is truth’s essential,  Good supreme in thy subsisting,  Good in all thy seen existing; Over all things, all things under, Touching all, from all asunder; Centre thou, but not intruded,  Compassing, and yet included; Over all, and not ascending,  Under all, but not depending; Over all the world ordaining,  Under all, the world sustaining; All without, in all surrounding,  All within, in grace abounding; Inmost, yet not comprehended,  Outer still, and not extended; Over, yet on nothing founded,  Under, but by space unbounded; Omnipresent, yet indwelling. ~ Hildebert pearlie

So many books, so little time

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Just when I thought I have gone passed my book fever over the past few years, it looks like I am back at it again, albeit in an electronic form. A good friend of mine forwarded me an email from Logos.com offering a really good price on the Norman L. Geisler Apologetics Library . With an average of RM10 per book, it is definitely a steal. How could I say no. (Let me know if you like the promotion code, provided it still works for you.) All is good except that my "next-read" list is getting longer and longer, and I am still stuck on the same three books with the endings still so far away. pearlie

I became weary...

Someone disappointed me today, I became weary Pondering on people I didn't like, I became weary With no one whom I can talk to, I became weary Feeling that I am oh so lonely, I became weary All was but my expectations My flawed judgement My selfishness My conceit O God, O God, have mercy on me Jesus, You are indeed all that I need You are humble You are generous You are good and righteous Jesus, you are perfect in all your ways You pray And abide with the Father You seek And save those who are lost You love And pray for your persecutors You forgive With your life, your blood on the cross © 2013 Pearlie Ng All rights reserved

I am a Lot

I have just finished the section on Lot in my devotion material on Genesis , and I am not so comfortable with it. All along my understanding of Lot has not been more than -- here's Lot, he separated himself from Abram, he settled in Sodom, Sodom is to be destroyed, he got out, and his wife turned into a pillar of salt for looking back. But now I am beginning to see that we are, or at least I am, so much like him, and that is scary. From the Genesis description of Sodom, we know that it is a town that was bad to the core. Ezekiel in 16:49 contends to that: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy . Hughes writes, "Sodom and Gomorrah were terrible little towns in which the inhabitants cared only for themselves while they brutalized and oppressed each other". Historian David Wells wrote, "There is violence on the earth. The liberated search only for power. Industry despoils the earth. The powerful ride