Hans Zimmer Musical Score for Pirates
Pirates of the Caribbean
"Bible-thumper on this ship?"
"A missionary is the story. What I heard, was he got captured in a raid. The rest on the ship got killed, but not him. First Mate wouldn't let it happen, on account his premier standing with the Lord."
―Jack Sparrow and Scrum concerning Philip Swift
"You are different."
"Are you not? You protect."
―Syrena and Philip Swift
Destinations. We are all going the same way. And we are all on the same journey. To Jesus the Lord.
To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek Him the greatest adventure; to find Him, the greatest human achievement. ~ St. Augustine
Jesus told us we are part of Eternal life the minute we truly believe. He said we would have the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Have you been on a journey lately? Consider this journey.
St. Augustine has made mention.
A person who is a good and true Christian should realize that truth belongs to his Lord,
wherever it is found,
gathering and acknowledging it even in pagan literature,
but rejecting superstitious vanities and deploring and avoiding those who 'though they knew God did not glorify him as God or give thanks but became enfeebled in their own thoughts and plunged their senseless minds into darkness.
Claiming to be wise they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for the image of corruptible mortals and animals and reptiles' St. Augustine commenting also on [Romans 1:21-3]
Admonitions of Ipuwer housed in the Leiden Museum
Indeed, the river is blood, yet men drink of it. Men shrink from human beings and thirst after water.
Indeed, gates, columns and walls are burnt up, while the hall of the palace stands firm and endures.
I have separated him and his household slaves
Indeed, the hot-tempered man says: "If I knew where God is, then I would serve Him."
Indeed, runners are fighting over the spoil [of] the robber, and all his property is carried off. Indeed, all animals, their hearts weep; cattle moan because of the state of the land.
Things have been done which have not happened for a long time past; the king has been deposed by the rabble.
Behold, he who was buried as a falcon [is devoid] of biers, and what the pyramid concealed has become empty.
The Residence is thrown down in a moment.
Behold, Egypt is fallen to pouring of water, and he who poured water on the ground has carried off the strong man in misery.
Behold, the Serpent is taken from its hole, and the secrets of the Kings of Upper and Lower Egypt are divulged.
Behold, the Residence is afraid because of want, and [men go about] unopposed to stir up strife.
Behold, noble ladies are now on rafts, and magnates are in the labor establishment, while he who could not sleep even on walls is now the possessor of a bed.
Behold, the possessor of wealth now spends the night thirsty, while he who once begged his dregs for himself is now the possessor of overflowing bowls.
Behold, the possessors of robes are now in rags, while he who could not weave for himself is now a possessor of fine linen.
Behold, the strong men of the land, the condition of the people is not reported [to them].
All is ruin!
How is your prayer life?
Still, quiet. Filled with:
2 Timothy 7
6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love, and self-control. 8So do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
John 3:8 E
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.
By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.
Moses stood where there was no path. No escape.
The Gospels record Jesus was called to assist even when Hope was over. Life had ceased. And Jesus has found a Way!
Imagine standing at the Ocean. And the strong wind is in your face. And you pray
to the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings. Your faith tells you, God is Present. You are heard.
1I love the Lord, because he has heard
my voice and my pleas for mercy!
2 Because he inclined his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live!
3The snares of death encompassed me;
the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.
4Then I called on the name of the Lord:
“O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!”
5Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
our God is merciful!
6The Lord preserves the simple;
when I was brought low, he saved me!
The Wind rises up up up
and the Water rises up up
And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
And the people of Israel went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea-- the LORD on high is mighty.
He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.
And Now we pray.
Holy, Father Lord God Almighty.
You alone are Worthy. Consider the thoughts of our heart and turn Your Face Upon us.
Send Your Holy Spirit over the waters and the land. Renew hearts of love for You.
The Power of this Great Work is Yours Alone.
And we will live, breathe, and know, move and have our being because of the activity of God who makes all things.
For the Glory of God who works in us His will, His Holy Spirit to act in order to fulfill Jesus' good purpose.
In Jesus Christ the Lord, our God, Savior and Advocate.
We thank You for Your answers. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †