The cross at Notre Dame, the cross at Calvary and the cross at 9/11 ground zero. Two Limericks.

“Art and architecture have a unique ability to help us connect across our differences and bring people together in important ways,” posted U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar. “Thinking of the people of Paris and praying for every first responder trying to save this wonder.”

No, Ms Omar, it is much more than that, rather

What nearly destroyed Notre Dame;

historical artworks for some.

Not the fall of the steeple,

God’s church is the people

the Cross stands for all who will come.

 

 

Yes, the cross still stands as it did when, as U.S. Rep Ilhan Omar so famously quoted “Somebody did something at 9/11”

“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Psalm 14:1)
Ground_Zero_cross

For Muslims, atheists and humanists the cross is an offense since it is to them the stench of death. But to us who believe it is the symbol of redemption and new and eternal life in Christ. If they were not pricked in their hearts when they see the cross they would not be offended.

He died  on the cross at Ground Zero.

We have only one risen hero.

But the fools do “diss” grace,

stay condemned, cannot face

The truth in The Cross at Ground Zero.

 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (St. John 3:16-17)

iron crossTop: The original  location where the iron cross was found.

crossMiddle: Intermediate location for the Iron cross.

Bottom: The final place for the Iron cross near the 9/11 museum.

These were the final words of Governor Sarah Palin after a successful week anchoring “On Point” with the One America News.

Governor Palin is a true servant. Her parents, Chuck and Sally Heath, worked at the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island, New York in January and February 2002 as part of a federal Department of Agriculture program.

In a telephone interview, Mr. Heath said he and his wife had worked to keep sea gulls and rats from scavenging the human  remains in the debris. Mr. Heath, then 70, a retired science teacher, and Mrs. Heath, then 68, a retired secretary, had worked for the Agriculture Department for 15 years. They travel around the world dealing with “nuisance” animals like rats and bears.

“A lot of people just didn’t like the job, it was kind of a morbid thing,” he said of the work at the landfill. “But I thought it was part of history.”

This is the attitude of a servant.

February 11, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are four chapters.e

February 11: Matthew 16, Leviticus 4, Leviticus 5, Leviticus 6 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

In Matthew 16 the Jews demand a sign. Jesus tells the there will be no sign other than the sign of Jonah: Three days and three nights in the belly of a great fish. The disciples forgot to bring bread and Jesus told the : Beware if the yeast of the Pharisees and the Saducees. Huh? Jesus had to explain to them he meant the doctrine, not the literal yeast. Then came Peter’s confession. Right after that Jesus predicts his death, unto which Peter says “Never” and Jesus answers  “Get behind me, Satan.” Strong words. And then Jesus says “Whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” Finally Jesus predicts his transfiguration.

Leviticus 4 defines the sin offering.

Leviticus 5 completes the sin offering and continues with the guilt offering.

And Leviticus 6 tells of the restitution necessary in the burnt offering, the grain offering and the sin offering.

 

Numbers.

Numbers.

Numbers 1, Numbers 2, Numbers 3, Numbers 4, Numbers 5

Numbers 6, Numbers 7, Numbers 8, Numbers 9, Numbers 10

Numbers 11, Numbers 12, Numbers 13, Numbers 14,Numbers 15

Numbers 16, Numbers 17, Numbers 18 , Numbers 19, Numbers 20

Numbers 21 ,  Numbers 22, Numbers 23, Numbers 24, Numbers 25

Numbers 26, Numbers 27, Numbers 28, Numbers 29, Numbers 30,

Numbers 31, Numbers 32, Numbers 33, Numbers 34, Numbers 35,

Numbers 36

The Queen and the Trumps at Windsor. The Queen supports Brexit with her own diplomacy.

 

The Queen works with very small hand signals. There is an inexplicable seven minute gap when the Queen just stands there waiting for the Trumps. This was the time when she should have inspected the troops. But she wanted to do it with the President. This is not in the protocol, and she could not announce her intentions forehand, hence the seven minute gap.
The President was just as unprepared for this as everybody else, so he bungled a couple of steps, and got ahead of the Queen once, but he followed her signals as best he could.
(A corollary is when then President Obama gave a toast to the Queen at a state dinner he paused in the middle of the toast. The Queen gave the signal to start “God Save the Queen”. Oblivious as always, Obama continued his toast and Queen Elizabeth snared: “Put it down”.  https://lenbilen.com/2012/02/09/obamas-toast-to-the-queen-he-is-toast-a-limerick/  )
This is how to do diplomacy if you are the Queen, subtle but magnificent.