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You know the hymn "Jesus Paid it All"? Well, it has a line in it that confused me for years. It was the phrase about leopards. Don't remember that line?
Most people sing it, "Thy pow'r and thine alone, can change the leper's spots". I honestly thought we were singing about a jungle cat...until I was reading it as a teenager -- seriously!
(Though apparently some versions actually do read, "Can change the leopard's spots" as a reference to Jeremiah 13:23. In Jeremiah, God is asking rhetorical questions about things that cannot be changed outside the power of God. So, maybe the hymnal was really talking about cats when I was a kid!)
Kids are amazing. They think very literally and don't take punctuation into consideration.
"The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want." I memorized Psalm 23 in King James Version when I was so young, I am not sure I reached my mother's waist yet.
And that is the way I memorized it -- no comma. Which means, I don't want God. Which means my little mind knew the words, but had no idea what it meant. Because even at that age, I knew the Bible taught I should want God.
It took years for that misunderstanding to be de-mystified for me!
So, why aren’t those things in the Bible?
Lots of reasons, but most of all: God's Word is true (John 17:17b).
Rehearsing your standup comedy routine while at a funeral or getting a root canal is a great distraction, just don’t laugh.
"Be sure to put on baby oil before you go out in the sun!"
“Go start the car for me.” – Unless of course the key fob is broken.
“You’ll have to wait until you can look it up at the library.”
“Did you know we used to have to shut the car doors…by ourselves?”
“We used to make phone calls with devices that were attached to the wall – and didn’t have video!”
“Oh yeah and we used to have to pay for long distance.”
Why does time stands still for no man, but thyme stands still for every man?
Why does a witch ride a broom, but which gives us choices?
In any event, the result is, “Which time?” is an appropriate question, while “witch thyme” is a possessed herb.
Who decided that…
A king can reign there and shoot deer (but not dears).
He can control the reins of people’s hearts and their horses (but not their harts).
And he can benefit from rain that they’re praying for without preying on anyone (except harts and deer).
How did we get stuck with a language that changes the color of our words? Once you read something it becomes red no matter what color it was in the beginning.
Same author with some fun, quirky thoughts to make you smile!