"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


Monday Manna for March 15: Near

Monday Manna

The purpose of Monday Manna is to get together and get to know Christ more through His Word.

On the first and third Mondays of each month, anyone who wants to participate can post their thoughts on a specific verse--posted here at my blog on the Thursday before, to allow you to chew on it over the weekend. It doesn't have to be long -- just a few thoughts, a picture you feel helps express it, a poem, a short story, a devotional. Just post it on your blog on Mondayish (early OR late is fine, by the way!), then come back here and link up in the MckLinky gadget that will be at the bottom of MY post at o'dark thirty that morning.

This Monday's verse(s) are from the end of the book of Deuteronomy, a book that is basically Moses' speech to the children of Israel before they crossed into the Promised Land. As they prepared to end their 40-year wanderings and cross into a land flowing with milk and honey, Moses, and God, felt it crucial that they be reminded of the commandments they were to follow. And perhaps, it is not a bad thing for us to remember either.

Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, "Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?" Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, "Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?" No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. Deuteronomy 30:11-14
Much to ponder, isn't there? Looking forward to your thoughts on the 15th!

(oh, and FYI, we will not have Monday Manna the first week in April, as it will fall the day after Easter. Next will be the third week in April)


Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence

1 comment:

  1. Greetings,
    This is such a neat verse. To me it means a couple of things. That the word of God is not to hard to understand if we really try to understand it. God will give us wisdom. Also that becoming a Christian isn't to hard. It's right there within our reach. I'm one of your followers and thought this was a neat verse. I really love the Old Testament, love the New also but the Old is beautiful.
    I just started reviewing books and I don't have many friends yet. So would you be one of my followers?
    Trinity Rose



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