Word a Week Challenge: Cloud

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The blog A Word in Your Ear has a weekly photographic word challenge.  This week’s word challenge is: cloud.  I couldn’t resist posting something about clouds.

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Clouds often make me think of Jesus because He ascended into heaven with the clouds.

After He ascended, His disciples stood looking intently into the sky.  Suddenly “two men dressed in white stood beside them.  ‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky?  This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.'”  (Acts 1:11, NIV1984).

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Cloud watching is a good activity; it is relaxing, and can be very spiritual.  They symbolize heaven and the sacred hidden nature of God.

Jesus is the Word of God made flesh.  (John 1:1, 1:14).  Someday, He will return with the clouds.  (Revelation 1:7).

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“Hail the day that sees him rise
To his throne above the skies!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given,
Reascends his native heaven.

“See, the heaven its Lord receives,
Yet he loves the earth he leaves;
Though returning to his throne,
Still he calls mankind his own.

“Still for us he intercedes;
His prevailing death he pleads.
He, the first of all our race,
Near himself prepares a place.

“There we shall with you remain
Partners in your endless reign,
There your face unclouded view,
Find our heaven of heavens in you.”

— “Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise,”
Christian Worship 175:1, 3, 5, 6.

All the pictures in this post were taken on the same day.

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