You are the shade in the heat, You are shelter in the cold, You are eyes to the blind, You are a staff to the pilgrim, You are an island in the sea, You are a stronghold upon land, You are healing to the sick. You are the luck of every joy, You are the light of the sun’s beam, You are the door of lordly welcome, You are the pole star of guidance, You are the step of the roe of the height, You are the step of the white-faced mare, You are the grace of the swimming swan, You are the jewel in each mystery.
– Gaelic prayer
Lamech’s daughters are mentioned early in the Bible, in Genesis 5. Specifically, verses 28-31 read:
And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.
Several subsequent chapters give an account of the Flood and how only one of Lamech’s children, Noah, was saved. Lamech’s other children all perished with the rest of humanity in that Flood. Why were Lamech’s daughters not saved along with their brother, Noah? Continue reading
When we have a pain or problem in life that won’t go away, no matter how many times we pray about it, we should remember God’s words: “My grace is sufficient for you.” God is enough. His grace will satisfy our needs. He will give us the strength to fulfill the purpose He put us on earth to accomplish.
In Luke 1:28-38, the angel Gabriel arrives to give Mary a special announcement. Besides telling her that she was going to give birth to a Son and call His name JESUS, he also told her three other things. First, Gabriel told Mary that she was highly favoured. Second, he told her the Lord was with her. Third, Gabriel told Mary that she was blessed.