Monday, May 16, 2011

Luke 12

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 watched the Endeavor lift off on its last voyage , but due to clouds, I could not see the contrail from here. However the long range cameras showed the  separation quite well, so off it goes to the space station. What a great day!

It was also cloudy at the Cape, but Endeavor lifted off anyway. Over 400,000  people were there to see the last voyage, so they expect over a million for the next flight, which I think will be in June...not sure, though.

We had a good service at church yesterday, where six of us were commissioned as Stephen Ministers and the Council presented a long range plan for making FCC a missional church. And I was able to greet former pastor and friend, Rock Doddridge, Suzanne and Ryan and his wife before I left. It was a blessed day with Brian coming to first service to see me commissioned.

I checked out the park to see how high the water was after the storm that woke me at 4 AM yesterday. The water was very high and had washed lots of trash up and over and on to the weir. Amazing all the stuff that comes down the canal from in back of the houses! But a large soft shell turtle was plastered against the bank of the weir and several ibis were pecking along the sides of the road, so to them all was normal. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Luke 12 22-34

Then turning to his disciples, Jesus said, "So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life--whether you have enough food to eat or clothes to wear. For life consists of far more than food and clothing. Look at the ravens. They don't need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds! Can all your worries add a single  moment to your life? Of course not! And if worry can't do little things like that, what's the use of worrying over bigger things?

"Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you?  You have so little faith! And don't worry about food--what to eat and drink. Don't worry  whether God will provide it for you. These things dominate the thoughts of most people, but your Father already knows your needs. He will give you all you need from day to day if you make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.

So don't be afraid little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.

Sell what you have and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven have no holes in them. Your treasure will be safe--no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it. Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.

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

Love and hugs, Amaryllis