I've been working on the Baby's room this weekend, painting mainly. It's a boy, so we're painting it a light blue color called Inhale. I finished reading The Fellowship of the Ring this weekend. I can't believe it took me so long to start really reading TLOTR, but I'm doing it now so that's good.
Work has been pretty frustrating, I really don't know what I'm going to do about all of it right now, but I want to wait and see what God has in store for me. I want to keep an open mind about my career. I'm not certain that this is what I should be doing for the rest of my life, but I'm pretty certain my computer aptitude is a gift that I should be using somewhere, some how.
I've been reading the gospel of John recently and it's good to read through the book from start to finish rather than picking out individual versus as people usually do. It's easier to understand things in context. Mom gave me a new study Bible for Christmas and it has a lot of good commentary that I've been learning from. Today I read John 2 and 3. John two tells the story of Jesus turning the water into wine and Jesus visiting the temple in Jerusalem during passover to find it being used as a market. What I didn't realize about his visit to the temple was that the Jews tested his claims of being the Son. He told them to destroy the temple and he would raise it up again in three days. This was a figurative prophecy made by Jesus stating that he would raise the body from the dead after 3 days (after the crucifixion).
John three includes the telling of Nicodemus visiting Jesus at night and having a conversation of spiritual re-birth. That someone who believes in God and receives the spirit in himself is reborn. Good stuff. The other half of the chapter is about John the baptist who is baptising people when he hears that Jesus is doing the same not far away. He continues to baptize people but affirms people that he is not the messiah, but Jesus is. This is a sign of humility from John was teaching followers but told them to go to Jesus.