Monday, April 25, 2011

John 3:16

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! Yesterday was a wonderful day celebrating the risen Lord! It was so good to see all the friends and people at church, many of them new to me, but the church had a good crowd at second service, and, I hope, at first service, too. Brian reported that his church had to move their Sat. night service into the sanctuary from the gym because it has outgrown the gym. They had three services on Sunday, and all were full, so hundreds of people heard the Easter message and how Christ died for them! Hallelujah!

Brian took me to a restaurant for Easter dinner, and we were seated right away! I was really surprised! After dinner we went to the cemetery to put an Easter lily on Louis' grave. There were hundreds of flowers of all colors placed on the stones, so it was very colorful, the wind was blowing, but the sun was very hot, so I used an umbrella for shade and was comfortable. After that, it was later in the afternoon and we were both tired, so he went home after dropping me off, so I read and rested the rest of the day.

I just saw a butterfly fluttering around the hedge outside my window, and it reminded me of the last time I walked in the park. I was coming down the sidewalk and hundreds of small, blue dragonflies were hovering just above the walk. I was not afraid I would step on one, because they moved very swiftly in front of me. It was so cool! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

John 3:16-21
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it.

There is no judgment awaiting those who trust Him. But those who do not trust Him have already been judged for not believing in  the only Son of God. Their judgment is based on this fact. The light from heaven came into the world, but they loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. They hate the light because they want to sin in the darkness. They stay away from the light for fear their sins will be exposed and they will be punished. But those who do what is right come to the light gladly, so everyone can see that they are doing what God wants."

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

Love and hugs, Amaryllis