Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who feared the lord and who thought on His name (Mal. 3: 16)
I remember when young while living in the orphanage in Brazil, I was given a book of remembrance where friends and acquaintances wrote beautiful thoughts of encouragement and what they thought of me. It registered sentiments that would later bring me memories of those days, although not all positive, but sifting them through in my mind, there were a few wonderful memories which I treasured. They bring me joy as I relive those days. It is to me a privilege to know that the Lord is aware and taking notice of the things we say that is pleasing to Him to the point of having them written in a special remembrance book.
(John 11-12; Luke 10)
Mary and Martha were close friends of YAHSHUA. They lived in a village called
Bethany on the slope of the Mount of Olives, two miles east of Jerusalem.
Bethany is identified with the West Bank today, the city of Al-Eizariya- place
of Lazarus in Arabic. Bethany is often mentioned in connection with important
events in the life of our Lord, YAHSHUA. Lazarus, Mary and Marth, each had a
memorable and personal experience with Him. Lazarus seemed to be the youngest
of the three, for he was uninvolved, and passive. His name in Arabic was
Eliezer, meaning, God will help. Eliezer was the name of Abraham’s eldest
servant; he was from Damascus. He was a trusted servant, who found Isaac a wife
at the request of Abraham.
When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul
of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own
life; he made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own life (Sam.