Friday, September 14, 2007

Love is the greatest!

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!

When I stepped outside in the darkness this morning, I could see some of the stars dimly, because of a slight haze, but it is definitely a tad cooler than it has been.

Already our acorns are falling , but they are green. I don't think the squirrels like the green ones. Speaking of squirrels, I think they are busier than ants - they leap, fly across the streets, dig furiously in the grass, race up trees and once in a while, I see one lying flat on the tummy resting. They take time to have fun, though, because the young ones roll around with staghorn leaves, playing with them. They are fun to watch.

I noticed the canal as I started across the bridge at the Park yesterday. The mist was rising off it, just like winter. The air was a little cooler because of the rain the night before and that made the difference between the temperature of the water and the air.

I splashed through puddles on the boardwalk, and enjoyed the slight breeze.

When I got to the gator nest, no Mama gator or babies, but I looked across the boardwalk, and there she was with about five or six babies. Soon she backed up and turned around and headed back under the boardwalk, so I walked to the other side to watch her come out, but all I could see was her nose. The babies were grunting quite a lot yesterday, and soon Mama crawled all the way to the side of the nest. What is so fascinating to me, is that here is this great, huge creature not four feet under me, and I get to see it up close and personal! God is Good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 Corinthians 13
...but if I didn't love others, I would be of no value whatsoever.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Love will last forever, but prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will all disappear. Now we know only a little, and even the gift of prophecy reveals little! But when the end comes, these special gifts will all disappear.

...There are three things that will endure------faith, hope, and love---and the greatest of these is love.

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

Love and hugs,