Friday, December 5, 2008

A Firm Foundation

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 much earlier steady Venus was still in place, but the moon was nowhere to be seen, It was a chilly morning, but now the sun is shining and the day is warming up.

Our friend, David, was already here to mow the front yard and blow all the acorns and leaves off the driveway. We are blessed to have someone dependable to rely on to do" fix up "things for us.

We saw a very large, fat gator half in and half out of the water yesterday at the Park. At least he was getting the tail warmed up! As i was walking Wednesday, I stopped to let a patron take a photo with his tripod camera. I couldn't see what he was aiming at, but when he finished, I walked on and saw a butterfly posing on the top rail. It didn't fly away until I had passed it. It was orange with black spots, but I don't remember the name. God's Creation is Awesome!

From Quiet Moments with God:

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
Matthew 7:25

The world's tallest tower stands in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The first observation deck rises to 1,136 feet, and second is even higher at 1,915 feet. Photographs and information located inside the tower help visitors comprehend the enormous undertaking of the project. Sixty two tons of earth and shale were removed from fifty feet into the ground for laying the concrete that rises to the sky.

From 1972 to 1974, 3,000 workers were at the tower site. Harnessed by safety ropes, some of the laborers dangled outside the giant for their finishing work. Remarkably, no one sustained injuries nor died on location.

Today, a rapid elevator transports visitors upward for a breathtaking view of the city and all surrounding areas. Many feel it was well worth the money, time, and effort required to build the CN tower.

We, too, need a good foundation for facing life each day. As we pray and spend time with our Heavenly Father, we are strengthening our spiritual foundation, our support base for life. We are able to see more from His point of view and not just our own. Thus we are not overwhelmed by whatever comes our way. When we feel we're hanging on the edge or suspended in mid-air, we can take courage in knowing He is holding us-firmly planted- in the palm of his hand His foundation is strong and sure, and He will not crumble and fall.

Faith is the Christian's
foundation. Hope is
his anchor. Dearh is his
harbor. Christ is his pilot,
and heaven is
his country.
Jeremy Taylor

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

Love and hugs,