Exodus 37:1-38:31, Matthew 28:1-20, Psalms 34:11-22, Proverbs 9:9-10
Today is the 14th day of February, welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it’s great to be here with you today. It’s a travel day. So…so…so as you’re hearing this travel is happening in our lives as we make our way toward Israel, and the annual pilgrimage that we have at the Daily Audio Bible. This particular year we’ll be stopping over in Rome for two days to do some filming there centered around the apostle Paul’s life and bringing some…some…some photographs and some pictures back into the story that we’ve been collecting for years. So, we’ll be posting that kind of stuff up at the Daily Audio Bible Facebook page, but not today. Today we’ll be traveling. We did leave…we did leave last night…but you know we left with a seven-hour deficit and then flying all way over to the UK, catch a flight down to Rome. So, I’m speaking this…I’m speaking this in advance because logistically there’s no possible way, there’s no possible place in route to…to read. So, depending on where you are in the world, by the time you’re hearing this, it’s probably night at least there in Rome and we are…I’ll tell you tomorrow, but we’re probably exhausted. And, so, thank you for your prayers. Anyway, that’s not what we’ve come here for. We have come here because there is a rhythm that has been established and we come here every day and take the next step forward in God’s word as we move through the Bible and step out of whatever worries life may have in front of us right now. We step away from that and give ourselves permission just bask in the serenity of each other’s company and in the word of God washing over us. So, we’ve been reading from the New Living Translation this week, which is what we will continue to do. And happy Valentine’s day by the way. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Well, let’s get into the Scriptures. Today we’ll pick up the story that we left off from yesterday, the one in which the children of Israel have been given some instructions and now they are getting about the tasks of building the things they’ve been instructed to build and organizing themselves culturally. So, today Exodus chapter 37 and 38.
Father, we thank you for your word. And today…today we read the most important story ever told, the most important thing that has ever happened since creation, that is the resurrection signifying that the…the veil that we mentioned the last couple of days reading in the book of Exodus can be removed. The chasm that had been carved between us has been bridged, there’s no separation anymore between us. And what…what do we say to that? What words even come close? We can say words of worship and hallelujah’s and whatever we might say. We can say it quietly, we can say it loud, we can say it with laughter, we can say with dancing. It still falls short. Our language cannot reach this place of gratitude that our soul cries out. We no longer have to live fragmented and in bondage. We can live whole and free. And, so we thank you for that Jesus. We…we walk in your footsteps because of this. We walk on the narrow path that leads to life because you have rescued us. And even now has we’re traveling, even now as we are on our way to retrace, to walk in those footsteps we invite your Holy Spirit to come and lead us. And we pray this in Jesus name. Amen.
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And I can assure you that that will likely include several days of jetlag, something that I don’t have a fondness for. And yes, I have been traveling internationally for a lot of years and I’ve tried all of the remedies but it still kinda gets me no matter what I do. But by the time your hearing this we should have landed in in Rome. We land there this evening in time hopefully to crash and get some sleep. And then there is a couple of days we’ll be doing some filming, centered…centered on the apostle Paul’s life and, of course, his time that he spent in Rome. So, we will capture that and then had to Tel Aviv and Daily Audio Bible Israel pilgrimage for 2020 will begin and it is going to be so awesome. Those of you who are going to be there in person like we’re…we’re all kind of moving…making…getting ready to make our way. Those of you who will be traveling virtually this year, this is a really, really good time to at least be familiar with the Daily Audio Bible Facebook page Facebook.com/dailyaudiobible. You may want to follow that. We’ll be posting pictures and videos throughout this excursion as we do every year. And it’s…I mean I’ve noticed this over the years because we’ve been doing this for long time. This time…this time in Israel…this really, really cements us together, even though were a virtual community because we’re posting all these pictures and we’re able to look and talk to each other and comment and see, you know, like what’s going on and then we will be doing a live broadcast…see…that will be a week from tomorrow and I’ll be talking about it throughout the time. I’ll tell you what time and stuff. I gotta…I gotta figure that all out and try to figure out the time differences to a couple of places. But yeah, we…we do this every year once we get to the Galilee and just debrief a little, talk about it. So, look forward to that. But thank you in advance. And we’ve been doing this but thank you in advance for continued prayers. I really believe that the canopy of prayer that we…that we place over all of the logistics, all of the technology, all of the people, all of the vehicles, all of the movements makes all the difference. So, thank you for your prayers.
Reminding you that next year we intend to do this again and registration is open for the Daily Audio Bible pilgrimage to the Promise Land 2021 and you can find that in the Initiatives section of the website. You can read all about it and register there. Normally the pilgrimage for the following year is pretty close to fall by the time we get back. So, check that out.
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And that’s it for today. I’m Brian I love you and I’ll be waiting for you here tomorrow.