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 late with this because I took an early morning walk, and really enjoyed seeing the sun rise and the colors in back of the puffy clouds. When I came out from our Faith Group meeting last night the quarter moon was hanging low in the sky and was beautiful! "The heavens declare the Glory of God!" His handiwork is all around us.
I walked Friday out to the shelter at the park and Mama gator was stretched full length just in front of the shelter, drying out her back. she is really big, about 8 feet , but the babies were no where in sight. But this morning about 8 babies were clumped together and no sign of Mama. I'm sure she was around somewhere, though. I was at the park early enough to see the mist rising from the canal, and when I arrived at the Tower, the ibis were still nesting in the bushes across Sawgrass. The handrails were wet from the the dew, but , except for sirens somewhere, it was very peaceful and lovely. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Yet what we suffer is nothing compared to the glory he will give us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will , everything on earth was subjected to God's curse. All creation anticipates the day when it will join God's children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time....
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 believers in harmony with God's own will. And we know that God causes all things to work for good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance and He chose them to become like his Son...
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,