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, Venus was shining brightly, dimming the other stars, but the sky was clear once again and we have another beautiful day waiting for us to enjoy!
In all the busyness and overcrowded city, the birds still make their nests and carry on above all the hustle and bustle of people going about their business. The osprey nest at the Publix has their young sticking their heads out and will probably soon be out on their own, as will the one at Sweetbay. the Sawgrass school nest has heads sticking up all the time. God is good!
We went to the Park yesterday and the usual anhingas were drying their wings. I heard from Terry that the Park may be sold to the state, which would then close it as they are closing other state parks. I hope and pray that does not happen as many people enjoy it, including me! The county people are working to make the berms grass free and are planting drought resistant plants to cut down on watering and mowing. Changes are not always good. Sigh.
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Where can I find protection and safety?
Psalm 12:2-8 My help comes from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth! He will not let you stumble and fall; the one who watches over you will not sleep. Indeed, he who watches oveer Israel never tires and never sleeps. The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not hurt you by day, nor the moon at night. The Lord keeps you from all evil and preserves your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
Our protection is directly related to the character, competence, and capability of our protector. The Lord is unsurpassed in all areas. The Maker of heaven and earth is our personal protector. He never sleeps and never turns his attention from us. We walk securely because he guards our every step.
1 Samuel 2:9 He will protect his godly ones, but he wicked will perish in darkness. No one will secceed by strength alone.
Job 5:19 He will resscue you again and again so that no evil can touch you.
Psalm 9:9 The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
Though troubles and threats will find us in this fallen, rebellious world, they are not a surprise to the Lord. He never tires of saving us.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,