Monday, June 11, 2007

Hebrews 12:2

Good Morning Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! The bit of coolness in the air as I stepped outside this morning, was very welcome after the heat of yesterday. The moon was just a slight sliver on its way to disappearing for awhile.

Yesterday we saw the peacock on our way to the Park, and noticed not very many people. But the elderberry bushes are still blooming and soon will bear fruit. Also, the crape myrtle trees are blooming along with the brilliant Royal Poincianas! God always has great beauty in store for us!

"Looking away from all that will distract to Jesus, who is the leader and the source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection].
Hebrews 12:2 AMP

From the book Quiet Moments:

If you have ever worked a complicated jigsaw puzzle, you know three things about them.

First they take time. ...Most large puzzles take several days, even weeks, to complete. The fun is in the process, the satisfaction in the accomplishment.

Second, the starting point, identifying the corners and edges.

Third, jigsaw puzzles are fun to work by oneself but even more fun to work with others. When a "fit" is discovered between two of those pieces, the excitement is felt by all participants.

Consider the day ahead of you to be like a piece in the jigsaw puzzle of your life. Indeed, its shape is likely to be just as jagged, its colors just as unidentifiable. The meaning of today may not be sequential to that of yesterday. What you experience today may actually fit with something you experienced several months ago or something you will experience in the future. You aren't likely to see the big picture of your life by observing only one day. Even so, you can trust that there is a plan and purpose. All the pieces will come together according to God's design and timetable.

The main thing to remember is to enjoy the process. Live today to the fullest, knowing one day you'll see the full picture.

Faith is the daring of the soul
to go farther
than it can see.
William Newton Clarke

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love.

Love and hugs,