Thursday, October 27, 2011

Jesus, Author of Salvation

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! Another beautiful day, but a few clouds and warmer than it has been. I threw off the big blanket, but then pulled it up sometime early this morning, when I got a little chilly. The prediction is for very cool coming sometime this weekend, but it usually does turn cool around Halloween. Speaking of that, I made the mistake of buying a bag of mini Twix bars supposedly for trick or treaters, but I seem to be making them disappear all by myself. I knew I should have bought something I don't like!!

The subject today does not have anything to do with the scripture. That song has been going over and over in my mind, since last night when I heard it at the Michael W. Smith/Amy Grant concert. We all sang along with them and I can't get it out of my head. I had forgotten that those concerts are very loud, and at one point, I removed my hearing aids. However, the amplification was up so high that even Brian could not understand the lyrics of some of the songs. It was better when Michael came on with his half of the show, because the electronic keyboard was his and he could be understood when he talked and sang. He is really gifted with songwriting and I enjoyed the music, and was glad I went. Cindy Plotts DiMarco was sitting in the same aisle...small world. But the auditorium was filled with lots of believers. I saw one baby there, probably about 2 to 3 months old and could not help thinking how damaging the loudness must be to her little ears.

I really like the song "He is Mighty to Save" the way our worship team arranges it, and especially Andrew's drumming. Two drummers were featured last night, both veterans with their own sets and I was fascinated with their skill. The concert lasted three hours, so I was very late getting home, but it was a good evening. My thanks to Brian. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ecclesiastes 3 A time for everything

There is a time for everything.
a season for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to rebuild.
A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.

A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
A time to search  and a time to lose.

A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a  time to speak up.
A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.

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

Love and hugs