Tuesday, December 1, 2009

1 Peter 4:7-13

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! Happy December first! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Not many shopping days until Christmas...just a reminder. :o)

Yesterday, I went to the Park and saw a beautiful peacock in one of the yards outside the park, and then on the bank of the canal lots of turtles enjoying the warm sun. On the bridge was a strange sight. An anhinga was swallowing a fish which was not the strange sight. What was strange was that the bird was out of the water crouching on his ungainly legs, I have seen them many times swallowing fish while in the water. It was kind of comical, because a great blue heron was standing right beside him. I wonder if the heron dropped the fish and the anhinga picked it up? Hmm, guess I will never know, but one thing I do know...God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 Peter 4:7

The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.

God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God's generosity can flow through you. Are you called to help others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then God will be given glory in everything through Jesus Christ. All glory and power belong to him forever and ever.

Dear friends, don't be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad--because these trials will make you partners with Christ in his suffering, and afterward you will have the wonderful joy of sharing his glory when it is displaced to all the world.

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

Love and hugs,