Thursday, November 11, 2010

birthday surprise! It's Laura.

I'm so happy to share today's post with you. From my precious friend Laura to all of you:

My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
Why are You so far from helping Me,
And from the words of My groaning?
O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; and in the night season, and am not silent.
But You are holy,
Enthroned in the praises of Israel.
Our fathers trusted in You;
They trusted, and You delivered them.
They cried to You, and were delivered;
They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.
But I am a worm, and no man;
A reproach of men, and despised by the people.
All those who see Me ridicule Me;
They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
“He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him;
Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”
Psalm 22:1-8


In the Hebrew the word worm is tolaat a word that means scarlet or crimson. The reason why is that scarlet dye was made from a particular worm called the Kermes Vermilion worm. This worm pierces the thin bark of a twig to suck the sap from which it prepares a waxy scale to protect its soft body. The red dye is in the scale. When reproducing the female climbs the tree usually an Oak tree where it bears its eggs the larva hatch and feed on the body of the worm. (The worm gives life) a crimson spot is left on the branch. When the scarlet branch dries out (It takes 3 days for it to dry out!) it then changes to WHITE as it flakes off!!!!!

“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the LORD,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.
Isaiah 1:18

Interesting, takes 3 days!!!
It took 3 days for the crimson sin of humanity to be changed into the holy white of the Lord. Thank you Jesus!

Pretty neat, eh?!

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