Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October Verse a Day Challenge: Days 9 and 10

 
 
Day 9's theme was "Red."  The first verse I thought of was this.
 
"The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord." - Acts 2:20 (NIV)
 
It doesn't actually have the word "red" in it, so I also found this one.
 
"Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads." - Revelation 12:3 (NIV)
 
Then today's theme is "Emotion."  There are so many I could choose for this topic.  The Bible can be a very emotional book.  :)  The obvious choice for today's verse is the shortest verse in the Bible.
 
"Jesus wept." - John 11:35
 
Sometimes, I think we tend to portray Jesus as an un-emotional person, and we treat emotions almost like they are sin.  I've even heard people say "You know, the Bible doesn't ever say that Jesus laughed..."  I don't think they're trying to say that Jesus didn't laugh, but it came across as if they thought of Jesus as a very serious person.  I don't agree.  Laughter is a gift from God.  Of course, it can be used in the wrong way, to make others feel bad, but true, joyful laughter is beautiful.  I believe that Jesus laughed with His friends, just as much as I believe He wept for them.  We also know that Jesus got angry.  He drove money-changers out of the temple with a whip!  Jesus understands our emotions, because He experienced them too.  Interesting thought.  Well, that's it for now.  :)
 
Niki

2 comments:

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

Jesus wept is what I chose as well! :) Great minds think alike!!

Helen
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Niki said...

Indeed! :)

Niki