Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Finding" the Remnant!

The single thread that weaves together our travels on Tsiyon Bound is our search for the "Remnant".  No matter where we've gone or what we're doing, our hearts are turned to "the search" and it's never far from our thoughts.  The beauty of our search is that we quite often find "Remnant" in the most unexpected places and in the most unexpected ways. 

One person might be revealed by a passing comment or a response to one of DannyLee's special songs.  Another might be shown simply by their wearing of tzitzit or a bumper sticker on their car or rig.  The best times are when they basically seem to just stumble right over us and into our camp.  Tracing back the steps that led them our way almost always reveals the clear fingerprints of our YHVH Elohim.  This is always a cause for great excitement as we celebrate HIS presence in our lives. 

When we first arrived in Tok, we couldn't help but notice all of the rocks that basically made up the ground around us.  What makes the rocks even more interesting is the variety and mixture of almost every rock I can identify.  It was easy to pick out sandstone rocks, flint, granite, crystalline, shale and even pieces of jade.  Much of the stone is rounded as if from a river or perhaps the movement of a glacier and the range of colors from orange to brown to black is amazing. 

What really caught my eye, however, were the speckled, spotted and striped rocks.  It seemed that everywhere I looked I could see a wild variety of color combinations.  It didn't take long for my mind to draw forth a comparison between the rocks and Ya'akov's (Jacob) sheep. 

"And Yaʽaqoḇ said, “Give me naught! If you do this for me, I shall again feed and guard your flocks:  “Let me pass through all your flock today, removing from there all the speckled and spotted sheep, and all the black ones among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the goats. And these shall be my wages........ And on that day he set aside the male goats that were speckled and spotted, and all the female goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had some white in it, and all the black ones among the lambs, and gave them into the hand of his sons."   Genesis 30:30-31,35

As I wondered at the meaning of this comparison, I heard FATHER's voice in my spirit and HE said to me, "Gather them!"  Now, one thing that the RV life doesn't lend itself to very well is gathering anything and with the price of gas, gathering rocks didn't seem to be a very good idea at all.  I definitely needed to seek clarification on this matter.  I meditated on it for a couple of days and then shared it with DannyLee on one of our walks.  He quickly obliged me by picking up whatever rocks I pointed out to him. 

After assembling a small gathering of rocks and some further meditation, the revelation came that HE was speaking about gathering the Remnant.  Our focus so far has only been on finding them and ministering to them where they are.  We've not yet been in a position to gather them.  As we open our hearts in prayer and meditation on HIS Word and HIS way, we expect that HE will give us further instructions in how we are to carry this out.  Until then, we will wait on HIM...........

To further add to our joy in this search, one day a large group came to one of DannyLee's performances.  We had a group of locals coming by to entertain their out of town guests.  They were quite excited to find out the names of some of our songs and CD's and we were excited to find out the names of their children.  These were no ordinary people and this turned out to be an extraordinary moment in our summer adventure.  We are looking forward to whatever FATHER YHVH has in store for all of us in the coming days.

So sorry!  Dad's at work & missed the picture.
You can learn more about this beautiful family and their ministry in Alaska at their blogsite Simple Living Alaska.  We shared many wonderful meals with them and look forward to having an opportunity to share even more as we expect to be together in HIS eternity.  May HIS face shine upon them!

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