Monday, August 4, 2008

What a Friend

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the Monday morning that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! I stepped outside to a wet world after the rain last night. Dripping trees and running gutters, but it makes up for all the dry weather we went through this spring.

My foot felt so good Saturday, I went for a walk to see Mama gator and she had moved so her nose was pointing toward the nest hill. I am wondering if the eggs are almost ready to hatch, although it won't be sixty five days until toward the end of this month. Anyway, I will try to get out there more often, if the foot stays healthy. God is Good!

When I walked into church yesterday, the first thing I saw on the screen were these words... I thought what a good reminder this would be for all of us...

What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Joseph Scriven & Charles Converse

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged--take it to the Lord in prayer!
Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness--take it to the Lord in prayer!

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge--take it to the Lord in prayer!
Do your friends despise, forsake You? Take it to the Lord in prayer.
In his arms he'll take and shield You--You will find a solace there.

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

Love and hugs,