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 this morning, the sky was clear and all the stars were twinkling in the darkness. Venus is still in the same spot in the east, shining almost as brightly as the moon was. God created a lot of beauty for us to see and wonder at.
I took a breezy solitary walk yesterday, which I really enjoy. A few regulars are all right, but I really prefer the solitude of walking and listening. I could hear a woodpecker, but couldn't find him. Looking up helps me to see all the spider webs and sometimes what the catch of the day, (or night) is!
I didn't see the baby gator or Mama, which may mean they are all gone, one way or another, but I did spy a little green heron, intently looking at the water for an unwary fish to come along. Green herons always have their heads down, gazing fiercely into the water.The anhingas are always airing their feathers and wings out on some branch over the water. God is good!
Excerpts from Hebrews 13 NLT:
"Continue to love each other with true Christian love. Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! Don't forget about those in prison. Suffer with them as though you were there yourself. Share the sorrow of those being mistreated, as though you feel their pain in your own bodies.
Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.
Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, "I will never fail you, I will never forsake you."
That is why we can say with confidence,
"The Lord is my helper,
so I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?"
Remember your leaders who first taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and trust the Lord as they do.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your spiritual strength comes from God's special favor, not from ceremonial rules about food, which don't help those who follow them.
With Jesus' help, let us continually offer our sacrifice of praise to God by proclaiming the glory of his name. "Don't forget to do good and to share what you have with those in need, for such sacrifices are very pleasing to God.".
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love.
Love and hugs,