It is 3:30 in the AM; Why am I up at this hour? Because I am hardcore.
Or maybe just plain crazy; but I've you've been reading me long, you know there is no stopping this brain when it has ramblings to work out.
Try to keep up.
We had small group last night. We were discussing "ownership". We read from 1 chronicles about King David and how he wanted to build "the House of God" and God told him "you have spilt too much blood, your son Solomon will do it...oh and by the way he'll also have peace and quiet for his reign as well."
Okay, I do realize those aren't GOD's actual words but that's how my brain heard them.
I thought: "Well, ain't that a kick in the pants?!"
David was chosen by God as a boy to be king, he fought that Giant when everyone else was too afraid, and didn't have God backing them up. He poured out his heart in praise and worship in those Psalms. He was a great leader and won many wars. All he wanted was to built a monument to his Lord and God and was told "Umm, sorry that's not for you do."
Reminds me of another story.
Moses was called out to be this great leader. He had to stand up to his "brother", convince a Pharaoh to let his entire slaves GO. He spoke to God, or rather God spoke to him. He was given charge over telling the world God's commandments. He, along with God's hand performed miracles: turning the river to blood, parting the Red sea...He leads the Israelites out of Egypt and is told: You will never set foot in the promise land, but here I'll show it to you before you die, on this mountain.
Okay, I do realize I'm taking a bitter route, but when I start delving into the bible, especially the OLD Testament inevitably I end up with the first question I'd ask:
What about the dinosaurs?
There is scientific it proof that dinosaurs walked the Earth. My question is or belief rather is NOT when PEOPLE DID!
I don't see how this would be possible. We would look like hostess snacks to those things. OR we'd just be in their way and get trampled, squashed or leveled in their wakes.
I am the one that wants to KNOW. I crave understanding. It is a sad fact that, yes, Eve I too would have eaten that damn apple because frankly I'm just too stinking noisy, and curious.
Oh DRAT! Why must we be the down fall...
I mean, we have labor, monthly "friends". And what is WITH zits after 25. Everything stops growing then except our backsides. We get wrinkles, sagging where things USED to be perky. Hot flashes for NO reason.
I was in Kohls this weekend and I was forced to walk around the store in my tank top! I was on FIRE with that darn sweater, I must have looked like a cooked pig, all red and sweaty. I could have sworn I heard someone whisper "Get a fork, I think shes done."
SO now I have TWO first questions: Dinosaurs and zits! Great. I'm a true scholar now.
Whenever I reach my "first" question my husband rolls his eyes. He knows what's coming the argument that is un-win-able.
He says, "God created the heavens and the Earth..."
Quoting Genesis, I quote back
"He created the heavens and Earth and animals, birds in the sky, fish in the water..."
Sara Dinosaurs are animals.
No they aren't.
Yes they are! They are reptiles.
No. They are dinosaurs. We couldn't possibly been around with them they'd EAT us. No reptile today could EAT us.
Well, they might try to take a bite, but they could wipe us out.
He looks at me.
What? You'd have to be a small child to get EATEN. Granted I'll give you bitten. And that's only because if I were bent over and the crocodile was looking at my backside he'd probably wish for a side of garlic mashed potatoes, but I would not get eaten. They are not animals.
I like to think God wiped them out to prepare the Earth for US. You know made them our "fossil fuel" He knew we'd need gas. He also knew his master piece would get ruined with them running around all willy nilly. So he threw an asteroid at them. Just like he wiped people out with the flood.
And his promise to them was: reptiles we know today. Distant cousins, ones that can't EAT us.
God is GOOD.
But how does that Croc feel? He probably thinks:
We RULED! man, We could eat whatever we wanted and then the Dude comes and says "I gave you all the meat and leaves you wanted and you ate my apple!" And poof! We were obliterated. Came back and look, were like, shrunken, man...that sucks. (cause they talk like surfers)
HA! I think it was the T-rex that gave us the bad rap! SHE'S the one that had to go and stray and eat fruit. Maybe she was craving something when her "friend" was into town, and her ManRex was out whooping it up with the Rex's and all she wanted was a nice rub and she can't REACH things with those tiny arms...
And this is why I shouldn't be allowed to blog at 3:30AM, which is now 4:30 because I've been up that long trying to make these thoughts cohesive.
I believe I have failed miserably.
I can say honestly, that each time I used a big word, I spell checked and it told me no misspellings. Who'd thunk that I CAN spell? It's just really sad that I'm not even AWAKE.