Today has been a bitter-sweet one. Got up this am and had a swollen ankle! Gout! It is not full-blown but hurts all the same. I took my meds and iced it down, but I also had commitments to play games today. Also today was Bible Study night.
I hobbled on down to meet two friends to play Mah Jongg. We each one won one game…that looks weird, doesn’t it? Then I went to lunch and met Frank; we had a nice dinner and then left to play our weekly game of Pinochle with a couple we know.
The girls won a game and the guys won the other two. Maybe next week we will win two…or maybe three.
I took another hour to restudy Matthew 17 and 18 before heading off to supper. After supper is Bible Study. I have 12 or 13 women who come when they can. They are a joy to me and a blessing. They love my lessons and have a hunger for the word of God.
We learned two new items tonight.
1. Jesus had a “rehearsal” of the transfiguration when he ascended into Heaven…didn’t know this…some bibles call it a vision…but it seemed like the real thing.
2. Jesus didn’t feel like he, the Son of God, had to pay taxes on the Temple…because the tax collectors never taxed their sons…why should he have to pay as the Son of God? Then he decided not to cause a problem and had his disciple catch a fish and retrieve a coin for the taxes out of the fish’s mouth.
The Bible is an awesome read. I’ve been teaching it for 30 years now…it is always a wonder and I always learn something new!
Need to close for now….that was another day’s journey in the life of a retired 71 year old…Hope you enjoyed it.