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07/21/2015

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The Two Worlds


"This world is not my home, I'm just a passing thru. My treasures are laid up some where beyond the blue; The angels beckon me from heaven's open door, and I can't feel at home in this world any more"

From the song "This World Is Not My Home" By Mary Reeves and Albert E. Brumley

I am not a botanist or horticulturist, but I know a few interesting things about a flowering plant known as Hollyhocks. There are some sixty species of the plant and they may be annuals, biennials, or perennials. Here's the part that I found interesting... It takes two summers to grow the Hollyhock One for the stalk, and the second for the bloom. You may know more about this than I do, and I stand open to correction, but be gentle however, because I use this as the premise for my devotional this morning... Instead of a scripture, I used the words of a hymn that we sing entitled, This World Is Not My Home. All three verses stress the idea the we live in two worlds, and you may want to look at them sometime. Why do I think that this song will be running through my head for the rest of the day? As humans, we live in two worlds.. This fits neatly into my school teacher mentality. One of the worlds is a temporary one, in which we spend our physical lives and the other is eternity which knows no end. Here's the school teacher part... It requires two worlds to complete God's purpose for us. We attend school here on earth, and graduate into eternity. Jesus is not only the teacher, but He alone holds the key to our entrance into that second world. Our stalks come into full bloom in that world, more glorious than we could ever imagine....

Have a wonderful day... Do good and give God the credit.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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