Scripture:   Ezekiel (NIV) 1:1  In my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. 
Ezekiel 1:3  the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, by the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians.  There the hand of the Lord was upon him. 

Observation:   He was a long way from home and the temple of the Lord; he was among people taken captive from Israel to Babylon.  It was THERE the heavens were opened for Ezekiel to see visions of God!  It was THERE the hand of the Lord was upon him! 

Application:  I am on a school bus trip, sitting in a Burger King—it is HERE God draws my attention to these verses.  It is HERE the Lord assures this former senior pastor that hearing His voice and obeying are still keys to a joyful life.  Joy comes from making Him smile.

Prayer:   Lord, my location and vocation are not problems to you!  May I never let them be problems to me!  Amen 

Pastor Leon
Making friends for time and eternity!