Sunday, March 11, 2012

On Get Thee Up Into the Mountains: In the stead of the sycamore standeth the cedar

There were quite a few surprises to our hike at the North Kitsap Heritage park yesterday. There was some zig-zag uphill to it, enormous cedar stumps, a derelict car on the trail, and stretches that were so dark we imagined bears hiding along the way. -gw

O Shaykh! Peruse that which Isaiah hath spoken in His Book. He saith: “Get thee up into the high mountain, O Zion, that bringest good tidings; lift up Thy Voice with strength, O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings. Lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah: ‘Behold your God! Behold the Lord God will come with strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him.’” This Day all the signs have appeared. A Great City hath descended from heaven, and Zion trembleth and exulteth with joy at the Revelation of God, for it hath heard the Voice of God on every side. This Day Jerusalem hath attained unto a new Evangel, for in the stead of the sycamore standeth the cedar. Jerusalem is the place of pilgrimage for all the peoples of the world, and hath been named the Holy City. Together with Zion and Palestine, they are all included within these regions. 

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