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Mar 1987 - Editorial

The doing of great wonders is the prerogative of the Lord God, the Almighty ~s. 136:4). The song which Moses and the children of Israel sang to the Lord on the sea shore has echoed down the centuries, "Who is like unto Thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?" (Ex. 15:11). Even so, in the counsels of His will, it has been God's pleasure for man to participate in the doing of something wonderful in the earth. There are, however, limitations placed upon men who would do wonderful things for God. One of the major limitations is separateness combined with living within Godgiven laws. The special (pala) Now of the Nazirite, which is illustrated so vividly by the story of Samson, has powerful lessons for us today if we wish to do great things for God, and is the theme of our main contributor.

Perhaps the most realistic and ~continuous experience 6f the Lord's wonders, known to the ordinary man and woman today, lies within our own bodies. David's meditation upon God's knowledge of himself included an acknowledgement of this. "I will give thanks unto Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully (palah) made: wonderful (pala) are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well" (Ps. 139:14). Although man is special and wonderful as one of the works of God, there are limitations to his existence. There are laws governing the function of the human body which if violated and ignored bring misery and suffering to the violator. In Focus we set out what the Christian's stand should be in relation to the plague of AIDS.