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!
I am a little later than usual this morning because I have been busy with Louis getting up early, and the friend who does our yard came, so here I am.
Yesterday, I took some limeade pie and a retirement card over to Mike because this is his last week at Sawgrass. He is the last of the old crew whom I knew who still works there. He has painted some nice pictures of wildlife and now they have a display under glass for stuffed animals and birds where the aquarium used to be. So, it looks a lot better than bare walls. When I left ,Mike, who was very appreciative of the card and pie,had said he was going to have lunch, and then I passed him walking on the road with a grabber in his hand. I asked him if he was going to catch his lunch and he said he was going to pick up roadkill. Then I saw the pretty yellow, corn snake lying in the road after someone ran over it. I will miss Mike. He is always so friendly. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How can I be assured of God's love in difficult times?
Isaiah 43:1-2 Now, O Israel, the Lord who created you says: "Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you."
Romans 8:35, 38-39 Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or are hungry or cold or in danger or threatened with death? ...I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can't and life can't. the angels can't and the demons can't. Our fears for today, and our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can't keep God's love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Life's circumstances don't come between God and his people. They don't get in God's way. Hard times are often when God reveals his infinite love and care for us.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,