Fay (28 Feb 2011)
"Vicki re 2018"

Hello John and Doves,
Vicki - your post - http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/feb2011/vicki226-2.htm was wonderful. You have such a marvelous, straightforward way of looking at the numbers. The good old, tried and true K.I.S.S. Method (Keep it simple) It's quite astonishing how I missed that 20.18 18 18 thing!! You are a gem. Please have a closer look at my post regarding all those signs. You'll probably see things that I'm over- complicating and have become blind to. No pressure - seriously. If you don't see anything - you don't. I just have this feeling of urgency in trying to understand.
I became a little agitated this weekend. Feeling a tad resentful that we have to try and piece things together - like a jigsaw puzzle. It's much like the Shroud, I guess. Our faith has to stand us in good stead. It also occurred to me that there is only so much that the LORD can reveal to us. It almost seems as though there's an "agreement" of some kind. In order for us to have true and complete free will, we have to have a comparison. If there was no evil - how could we choose? If there was no colour black, how would we know it's contrast - white? This "agreement" (as played out in the Book of Job) is that we Christians simply must believe by faith. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit will only come by faith. It's hard to understand. I've had an instinctual faith, since I was a little girl. Yet, there are many I know that are oblivious. It's a tough one. In this "agreement", there is only so much our God Almighty can reveal to us - otherwise, it is just too easy. "Blessed is he who has not seen and still believes".
I long for the day when it all becomes clear. When all is revealed to us. In the meantime - we are urged to persevere!
Onwards and Upwards.