Saturday, April 11, 2009


“But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; Stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings only; and he went away to his home, MARVELING at that which had happened.” Luke 24:12.

Mary and I spent last week visiting David at Mammoth Lakes, CA. We spent 4 days in various activities such as skiing Mammoth Mtn., cross country skiing, walking around Alabama Hills at the foot of Mt. Whitney, observing tufas at Mono Lake, and of course checking out any and all thrift stores in the area. Most of what I did was MARVEL at the magnificent site of the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. It is one thing to appreciate the beauty and wonder from a distance but my heart wanted to be right in the middle of these mountains, finding and seeing more. I wanted to see what John Muir saw as he explored these same mountains, valleys, domes, and waterfalls.

MARVEL: to become filled with surprise, wonder, or amazed curiosity.

In our Bible study at the prison we have been looking at Col. 1:13- 2:19. We spent quite a bit of time looking at 2: 2-3. This is talking about exploring and MARVELING, causing more exploring and more MARVELING into the “true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself, in whom are hidden ALL the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” As these men leave and are moved to other facilities, I desire for them to constantly MARVEL at the Word of God which will cause them to seek more, to seek more of Him.

I am still not sure of what the future holds for ministry at this prison, with the changes. Pray with me that I will hear God’s direction.

Many of you are praying for and ask about the Bible study in Aguilar. The attendance varies, and we are seeking God’s direction as to stimulating the MARVEL, the amazed curiosity of God and His word. Thanks for your prayers!!!!

OK so I have to ask this question to me and you. Do you MARVEL? Do I walk around constantly surprised, in wonder and amazed curiosity? “And they said to one another, “Were not our hearts BURNING within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32.

Bill & Mary