December 9, 2019
  • 9:16 pm Russian Orthodox Priest Pectoral cross award Carved Wooden Crucifix #12
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  • 9:16 pm Nanowar Of Steel – Norwegian Reggaeton (feat. Charly Glamour & Gigatron)
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Judean Hill Country: Fostering Faith (Ep. 4 Bonus Feature)


(INSPIRING MUSIC) JUST AS WE HAVE HOMES, BIBLE STORIES LIVE IN PLACES, AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM. WE’RE IN ISRAEL,
IN JUDAH’S HILL COUNTRY. JUDAH’S HILL COUNTRY IS
COMPOSED OF MOUNTAINS WITH VERY STEEPLY SLOPED SIDES, AND THEY TERMINATE IN VERY,
VERY NARROW V-SHAPED VALLEYS. AS YOU LOOK UP
THOSE STEEP RIDGES, YOU SEE ABOUT 60 PERCENT OF IT IS ERODED DOWN TO BEDROCK. IT LOOKS A LITTLE HARSH AND MY GOODNESS,
LIFE HERE WAS CHALLENGING. YOU KNOW, THE PLACE
WASN’T SO MUCH HOSTILE TO THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
AS IT WAS JUST UNCOOPERATIVE. WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS
WE’RE LOOKING AT A SPACE WHERE IT’S HARD
TO GROW YOUR FOOD. IMAGINE THAT IF THE
ONLY NATURAL FARMLAND AVAILABLE TO YOU IS JUST IN
THESE NARROW VALLEY BOTTOMS THERE ISN’T MUCH ACREAGE
TO FARM, AND SO THE REALITY IS YOU
HAVE TO QUITE LITERALLY BUILD YOUR FARMING ACRES ON
TERRACES UP THESE SLOPES. SOME OF THOSE TAKE FOUR TO
12 YEARS TO BUILD JUST ONE ACRE. IMAGINE THAT. BUT YOU KNOW,
THE WORST OF IT IS WATER. WE ALL NEED IT AND THIS PLACE IS REALLY CHALLENGED FOR WATER. THE ONLY WATER AVAILABLE
IS RAINFALL. NO STREAMS, NO LAKES, AND IT MEANS I HAVE TO DIG A
WELL DOWN TO THE GROUND WATER OR I HAVE ACQUIRE WATER,
RUN OFF WATER VIA A CISTERN. IT’S TOUGH HERE.
AND THE STORIES OF PEOPLE LIKE ABRAHAM AND SARAH,
NAOMI AND RUTH, SOMETIMES ARE HARD STORIES BEING LIVED OUT IN A HARD LAND. IT’S HELPFUL TO JOIN ABRAHAM
AND SARAH, NAOMI AND RUTH, BECAUSE THE SAME GOD
WHO CARED FOR THEM AND WHO LOVINGLY SUSTAINED THEM IN LIFE IN THIS PLACE IS INTENTIONALLY RIGHT
THERE WITH YOU AND WITH ME. WE HAVE A GOD WHO
HELPS US LIVE LIFE EVEN THROUGH THE HARD TIMES
WE MIGHT EXPERIENCE HERE IN JUDAH’S HILL COUNTRY.

Otis Rodgers

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