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this too shall pass bible verse – GearWrench 8946
Hi Brother Jack
FROM OUR JUNIOR WARDEN:
Greetings from the South,
This month I am briefly writing about our 3rd degree circumambulation. As Senior Deacon, I performed this duty for one of our brothers on his way to becoming a master mason a few months ago. Jack Streckenbach, of University Lodge # 141, was sitting in the audience, and after the ceremony, came up and congratulated me for an outstanding job. Then he asked, "do you know the meaning of the beautiful verses that you just recited?” Of course I had some vague interpretation of the verses we use in this ceremony. I have to admit that the one that says, “the grinders cease because they are few” did not make any sense until Jack said, “ the grinders are your teeth.” Now it makes lots of sense.
Out of curiosity I wonder how many other Senior Deacons, Past Senior Deacons, and masons in general know today’s English interpretation of these verses? Jack told me that his wife found our 3rd degree circumambulation in her “Good News Bible.” I thought what an irony it is that I advance my knowledge in masonry indirectly from a non-mason.
Monitorically, our 3rd degree circumambulation is taken from Ecclesiastes, Chapter 12, Verses 1-7, in The King James Version. Jack and I had an additional discussion about these beautiful 7 verses on December 7, 2002 at the Greenwood Lodge installation, in which he said that he would send me a copy of the “Today’s English Version,” which he did. As follows are The King James Version, and the Good News Bible Version (Today‘s English).
KING JAMES VERSION
1. Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
2. While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
3. In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,
4. And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low:
5. Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail; because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
6. Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
7. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
GOOD NEWS BIBLE (TODAY’ S ENGLISH)
1. So remember your creator while you are still young, before those dismal days and years come when you will say, “I don’t enjoy life”.
2. That is when the light of the sun, the moon, and the stars will grow dim for you, and the rain clouds will never pass away.
3. Then your arms, that have protected you, will tremble, and your legs, now strong, will grow weak. Your teeth will be too few to chew your food, and your eyes too dim to see clearly.
4. Your ears will be deaf to the noise of the street. You will barely be able to hear the mill as it grinds or music as it plays, but even the song of a bird will wake you from sleep.
5. You will be afraid of high places, and walking will be dangerous. Your hair will turn white; you will hardly be able to drag yourself along, and all desire will be gone. We are going to our final resting place, and then there will be mourning in the streets.
6. The silver chain will snap, and the golden lamp will fall and break; the rope at the well will break, and the water jar will be shattered.
7. Our bodies will return to the dust of the earth, and the breath of life will go back to God, who gave it to us.
In conclusion, I sincerely hope that these 7 beautiful verses, which are my favorites, will be more meaningful to and appreciated by all masons. Our 3rd degree ceremony has never been the same since I fully understood its meaning. A note that Jack wrote stating that “reading the above in today’s English helped me to get a better understanding of what these 7 verses mean to masons.” I would like to thank Jack Streckenbach for bringing this matter to my attention.
Albert Mungin, Junior Warden
LOVE IS PATIENT
this too shall pass bible verse
Paul Haggerty lives by the marine motto: Siper Fi. Ever faithful to his best friend, he’s done right by Matt’s widow as best he can…considering he’s been secretly in love with her for years. Now, just as he’s about to make his move, another woman has staked her claim on him–a claim that will be tough to escape.
With courage, humility and not a little meddling from the good folks of Virgin River, Vanni and Paul might just get a second chance to have the love they both desire and deserve.