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 waited until the storm passed to write this, because I don't like to be on the PC when wind, thunder and lightning are flashing about. God was good to me again and this was not as bad as last Thursday's storm. The front yard does not look bad at all, compared to all the twigs and trash that was on it last week. Water is still pouring off the roof and it is still very overcast, with the sound of thunder in the distance, but for the most part, the storm is over! Bless the Lord!
The water should be up in the park again, which had not gone down, yet from the deluge last week, so I don't know if the work on the lake has been delayed or not, but the ibis, herons, and gators like the rain! Yesterday, I saw a large soft-shell turtle hanging onto the bags of the weir and an anhinga drying the wings, in the midst of all the trash that washed up and over. Well, the saying is; April showers bring May flowers. We already have flowers, some bloomed out already, but more will be coming.
I had a sad thing happen yesterday on my way to church for my training session. A squirrel dashed across the road right under the car, and the wheel hit it. I have had them dash in front of the car many times, but not under. I had no chance to avoid it and I felt so badly about it. Our lesson for the day was about suicide, so that may have been what the squirrel had in mind. (just kidding.)
Anyway, God is still Good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth!
Sing about the glory of his name!
Tell the world how glorious he is.
Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds!
Your enemies cringe before your mighty power.
Everything on earth will worship you;
They will sing your praises,
shouting your name in glorious songs."
Come and see what our God has done,'
What awesome miracles he does for his people!
He made a dry path through the Red Sea."
and his people went across on foot .
Come, let us rejoice in what he is.
For by his great power he rules forever.
He watches every movement of the nations;
Let no rebel rise in defiance.
Let the whole world bless our God
and sing aloud his praises.
Our lives are in his hands,
and he keeps our feet from stumbling.
You have tested us, O God,
You have purified us like silver melted in a crucible.
You captured us in your net
and laid the burden of slavery on our backs.
You sent troops to ride across our broken bodies.
We went through fire and flood.
But you brought us to a place of great abundance....
I always thank God for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,