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! What a beautiful morning this is turning out to be. Bright sunshine, and clear skies later on, so it should be a good night to see the space station fly over again.
I watched it last night because my friend, Karin, called me. It was so exciting, and made me in awe of God's power to turn the earth. That orbit was so fast! I will be out watching tonight at 8:30, even though it won't be quite dark then, Paul Dellegatto said it should be visible clearly.
Yesterday I had my deep tissue massage. Ahhh, for an hour I relaxed with warm hands soothing me from neck to toes. I had awakened with a crick in my neck and could hardly turn my head to the right, so God's timing was perfect and Linda worked really a long time on it. Thanks for the gift card, Carole!
On my way home, I stopped for a Subway teriyaki chicken sub, and enjoyed that after a ride through the park. I got out and checked out the hawk's nest, but still no activity. Not many people there. but it was nice and peaceful and windy. 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 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,