Friday’s Fact

In Captivity ~

"Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month,

as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar,

that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's captivity,

The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and  

the hand of the LORD was there upon him."

Ezekiel 1:1-3


"No calamity can be to us an unmixed evil if we carry it in direct and fervent prayer to God,

for even as one in taking shelter from the rain beneath a tree may find on its branches fruit which he looked not for,

so we in fleeing for refuge beneath the shadow of God's wing,

will always find more in God than we had seen or known before."

~William Taylor from Streams in the Desert