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! It's another beautiful day with sun shining and very cool air. I will probably walk again today, since it felt so good yesterday, but I was really dragging by evening.
I did not expect to walk but after running some errands, I went to the park, and got out my old gnarly, walking stick, and decided to start out, at least across the bridge. At the same time, a couple of tourists came up and were taking pics of a couple of ibis, then the man remarked about my walking stick and admired it, and asked what kind of bird the ibis was. I walked on to the bridge and was looking for the gators when the Ranger came up and I asked about Dave, and he knew that Dave mowed my yard. He had heard about me and knew I lived not far away from the park.
So, he stuck around and was talking to the tourists, and meanwhile, I saw the gators sunning across the bridge on opposite sides of the bridge. Alongside the one, was a baby covered in mud. They were trying to warm up, since the air was a little cool. While the Ranger was talking to the couple. I headed on to the first shelter and saw another gator about 4 ft. long in front of the shelter and a baby off to the side, with at tiny Carolina wren flitting about right above its head! The tiny bird was so cute! More people were coming and the Ranger was sort of giving a guided tour, so I decided to walk on back. Seems like each time I use the walking stick I get admiring remarks about it. I have two of them, both given to me by park people. One from Terry and one from David. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Since God chose you to be the holy people whom he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. You must make allowance for each other's faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are all called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
Let the words of Christ, in all their richness, live in your hearts and make you wise. Use his words to teach and counsel each other. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, all the while giving thanks through him to God the Father.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs, Amaryllis