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the machine theory of life

It is 1:38 PM Tuesday afternoon. This afternoon the sun is shining, but this evening we are predicted to have a thunderstorm. This morning we woke up to rain and gray clouds. Now it is sunny and then by this evening it will be back to black skies and thunder.

I got up this morning around 6 o'clock AM. Carol had gotten up this morning around 5:05 AM. I spent the morning writing in my paper diary and reading from these books-'Christian Worldview' by Herman Bavinck and 'Philosophy of Revelation' by Herman Bavinck.

The day has been quiet. Due to the plague I do not leave the house. Carol did go grocery shopping this morning. From 7 o'clock AM till 8 o'clock AM Meijer's has Senior's come in first and do their shopping. Carol the store had the basics. Some stuff in the store had been sold out like the coffee creamer I use. Everyone was wearing masks to make sure they did not become inflected by the virus/everybody practiced social distancing.

This afternoon Carol has a class at the hospital and then she comes home for the rest of the day. She works tomorrow night and Thursday night. Right now the hospital is not busy with folks with the plague. We are all waiting for the plague to sweep through West Michigan, but thus far it has not been bad (not like Detroit MI).

I plan to drift quietly through the day. I have been reading 'Diary' Witold Gombrowicz. Last night I mainly read till my bedtime from these two books, 'A Puritan Theology: Doctrine For Life' by Joel R. Beeke & Mark Jones and 'A Treatise On Comforting Afflicted Consciences' by Robert Bolton (1572-1631). In the mail yesterday I received Volume 9 'The Works of William Perkins'.

Well there is not much else to report. I spend these days seeking the Lord at the throne of grace. I think this week is Holy Week. I think next Sunday is Resurrection Sunday. Carol's denomination is calling all it's churches for Good Friday to be a day of fasting and prayer.

I will close to drift.

A Call for a Day of Prayer and Fasting – Good Friday, April 10, 2020

APRIL 2ND, 2020

On Good Friday, members of The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) and the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) will share prayer resources and fast.

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11.28)

The whole world is in the throes of a coronavirus pandemic that is spreading death, illness, economic turmoil, unemployment, isolation, panic, and fear. In such desperate times, the people of God should humble themselves and pray to their almighty God for his grace, mercy, and love to heal us, restore us, and relieve us from this crushing burden of disease.

In response to the ravages of this historic plague, this call for prayer and fasting is an historic, ecumenical event because the PCA, the EPC and the ACNA have united for the first time to pray for God’s mercy and healing.

The Call: For all believers in Christ in the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA), the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) and the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) to set aside Good Friday, April 10, as a day of prayer and fasting to cry out for God’s help in addition to a Holy Day of worship.

The goal is for all 550,000 members of these three churches to have the opportunity to participate. Other denominations are aware of the planning for this event and have asked to be invited.

This notice includes the following attached resources: 1) A Guide to Prayer and Fasting by The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America, 2) A Guide to Prayer and Fasting by Dr. Richard Pratt, President of Third Millennium Ministries, and 3) A Suggested Prayer List.

On Friday, the American Anglican Council will publish additional resources for this historic day of Prayer and Fasting.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chron. 7:14 (KJV)

Please publicize this event and distribute these resources to your membership via the means you deem most effective in the coming ten days? It would be wonderful if the membership of the PCA, EPC and ACNA were all united in prayer to God on Good Friday!

—-From the ecumenical committee for the Call to a Day of Prayer and Fasting, Good Friday 2020: Roy Taylor, Stated Clerk, Presbyterian Church in America; Jeff Jeremiah, Stated Clerk, Evangelical Presbyterian Church; Rev. Canon Phil Ashey, American Anglican Council and Anglican Church in North America; Dr. Richard Pratt and Hon. Ashley Royal, Third Millennium Ministries.

2:01 p.m. - 2020-04-07


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