“The Lord moved the heart of the king to make this proclamation:
The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth (this ministry) and he has appointed me to build a temple (a website) for him at Jerusalem in Judah (virtually). And (His) people are to provide silver and gold, with goods and livestock, and with freewill offerings for the temple of God in Jerusalem (website for Christian Devotions Ministries.) ” Ezra 1: 1-4
At least that’s how I read this verse. For the past week Christian Devotions Ministries has battled website server issues. I thought when I sold my web company five years ago I was done with web work. But “web” spelled backwards is “bew” which in Yiddish means, “small dog with a deformed something.” Or maybe it means “small god with a reformed theology.” Yiddish is not my first language. Or even a language spoken in my neighborhood.
My point is our ministry’s web site is sick. Sick as in kaput. ( “Kaput,” by the way, is Yiddish for “Chicago Cubs World Series hopes.”) Seven years worth of daily devotions (365 x 7=2555) are gone. Poof! No more. The cause? A deformed database.
Or maybe it’s the Cubs.
Anyhow, this morning during my quiet time God gave me this encouragement from Ezra. “Despite their fear of the peoples around them, they built the altar on its foundation and sacrificed burnt offerings on it to the Lord.”
On the old foundations.
Look, I’m not asking for donations for Christian Devotions Ministries. At CDM we don’t pass the plate around and beg for bucks.
But it is a good thing to hear a word of encouragement when your temple lies in ruins.
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(any hipppos associated with this possing are pearly my on and in know refract the quanity fo work assocated with Christian Devolution Minstrees.)