Monday, April 5, 2010

A Time for Everything

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! After a glorious Easter day, it looks like another warm, sunshiny day, full of pollen from the oak trees. My van stayed in the church parking lot for several hours, when I was taken to the hospital on Friday and it got covered with yellow dust from all the shedding oak trees there. I have seen cars on the road covered with the stuff. Guess I will have it washed again after the air clears!

I drove through the park after church yesterday and saw a gorgeous peacock in a spot of sunshine that was highlighting the "eyes" on his folded tail. The shimmering blues and greens were just beautiful...would love to have a dress with those colors! :o) I didn't see the gator in his usual spot but did see the ibis, and egrets going about their business, not knowing that it was Resurrection Day! God's Creation is beautiful and He is Good!

Thoughts from Ecclesiastes NLT:

Ecc. 3:1-8
There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to rebuild.
A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
A time to search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak up.
A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.

What do people really get for all their hard work? I have thought about this in connection with the various kinds of work God has given people to do. God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end. So I concluded that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to enjoy themselves as long as they can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.

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

Love and hugs,