Monday, June 21, 2010

Romans 8:24-28

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! Happy First Day of Summer! Although we have been having summer weather for some time now, at last, it is official. My grass is very high, now, so I will be glad when the yard man comes back from vacation. A little rain and sunshine, and it takes off!

I spent a sleepless night because I have a shooting pain in my big toe that comes every few seconds. Sounds funny, I know, but it is really painful. I pray God will see fit to remove the pain today. Enough of my complaints.

Yesterday, on the way back from Bay Pines, Brian and I stopped at a roadside peach and tomato stand. The peaches are sweet and juicy from Ga. and the tomatoes are big and almost ripe. I had one of each last night and they were so good! Reminds me of going to a Georgia Belle orchard in NC. and eating them off the tree, with juice dripping off my chin. Georgia Belles can't be shipped because they are too fragile, but they are the best!

I drove through the Park yesterday, and saw quite a crowd because of Father's Day, I guess. Grass was freshly mowed and looked good and the egrets were fishing single-mindedly, as usual. Also, yesterday evening when I took the dumpster down to the curb, I saw another tiny frog. Maybe the rain has caused them to hatch out from underground, if that is what frogs do. But God is good to all his critters!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Romans 8:24-28

And even we Christians, although we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, also groan to be released from pain and suffering. We, too, wait anxiously for that day when God will give us our full rights as his children, including the new bodies he has promised us. Now that we are saved, we eagerly look forward to this freedom.. For if you already have something you don't need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don't have yet, we must wait patiently and confidently.

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our distress. For we don't even know what we should pray for, nor how we should pray. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us in harmony with God's own will. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

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

Love and hugs,