Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Paul's Prayer

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the coolish day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! This must be our last brief visit from winter as we enjoy the cooler air this morning. This afternoon it will be quite warm again, though.

When I stepped outside earlier, the brilliant crescent moon was hanging low in the southeast and Venus was quite far away, higher in the south. But the skies were brilliant with stars, so today is already sunny and beautiful! God is good!

When I walked out to see the baby gators yesterday, already a few people were there. I watched two of the babies walk on the dry land, (muddy) and then stop. Three were together and two were separate at the edge of the shelter. I am wondering why Mama gator is not visible anywhere, because they usually stay very close to the babes. I saw a large gator come swimming toward the shelter, but I don't think she was the Mama. She would not have left them so far off.

I stopped and talked to Steve, the naturalist, who was expecting 58 second graders to come for a tour. Francia already had a class she was instructing. Steve said he prefers older students, because second graders don't focus for long and can't remember what they have been told. I told him I had the same problem a lot of times, and he laughed and said he did too. :o) Life is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ephesians 3:14-21 "When I think of the wisdom and scope of God's plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you mighty inner strength through his Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God's marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filed with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we wold ever dare to ask or hope. May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages.

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

Love and hugs,