Friday, September 9, 2011

Roamin' thru Romans

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! Once again we have a pleasant morning, but tomorrow the humidity and heat are predicted to come back. But a taste of fall is nice while it lasts!

When I stepped outside a while ago, I made of moving count of 18 ibises busily pecking along the gutter. One of them had gray feathers around his beak...very outstanding. And the two ducks that have been hanging around were also just sitting in separate driveways. There was a broken egg shell in the driveway next door, which was probably from a duck egg. Today, I saw it and then it was gone. I think the duck ate it...

David C. did his usual good job of cleaning up the messy yard, and then took the wire cover from the gutter and cleaned it out. It was so full of mud and acorns that a small tree was growing in it. The wire cover was not doing much good, so we discarded it .I will have to get one that fastens better.

I took a walk around the back yard and looked at the Beauty Berry Bush, which is loaded with purple berries! The birds love that!

My plumbago bush has also grown with all the rain and is full of blossoms. And, since October is right around the corner, it is time to trim the crepe myrtle. Always something to do, but God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can hope for the future help me live today?

Romans 8:18-25 What we suffer now 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. 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. 

We have strength and courage to face the trials and suffering of this life because we can look beyond them to the glory that God has in store for us.

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

Love and hugs, Amaryllis