Last week I was diagnosed with pneumonia;I had been tired for a few weeks, but had not suspected why I had been so lethargic, not to mention moribund and feverish. I am going to bow out of writing for the "Good Word" for the summer, though not from reading the blog, or the Word itself, as one means to help me to recuperate. I have come to love writing on the Scripture in this online context. Though blogs can have a tendency to get rough and ready, fesity and nasty, I think the Bible, even where readers disagree on meaning or interpretation, helps to calm things down and keeps readers, writers and commenters on an even keel. The Bible demands our humility and our love as the word of God and asks that we look even at current events with an eternal eye. I never get tired of reading the Bible - it just gets better and better - and I love writing about it and sharing it all with you. So if the pneuma has not moved me to rest, but pneumonia has, I nevertheless look forward to speaking with you all again in Fall, well-rested and re-inspired to talk Bible. In Christ,

John W. Martens

 

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CATHERINE GREEN MRS | 6/2/2010 - 11:28pm
Best get well wishes.  Rest can be a very good time even if it isnt something we wished.