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! We have an overcast morning with showers which I did not expect. Maybe I didn't pay attention to the forecast last night, but it is still a good day.
Yesterday was another in a string of beautiful days with lots of sunshine. After getting a workout at a supermarket, just walking around, I went to the park and the gators are still attracting attention at the entrance bridge. This is the time of year that they are moving and having babies...well, laying eggs, anyway.
The crazy little squirrels were racing back and forth in front of the car, and I even stopped for one, but should have known that he was already across the street! They are fast! I also saw some black turtles sunning on the bank of the weir. There was evidence on the boardwalk where the raccoons had their potty station. Many berries! :o). I heard the hawk again but couldn't spot it in the trees. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
1 Corinthians 13
If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth, but didn't love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I knew all the mysteries of the future and knew everything about everything, but didn't love others, what good would I be? And if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, without love I would be no good to anybody. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it, but if I didn't love others, I would be of no value whatsoever.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but refoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Love will last forever, but prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will all disappear...
There are three things that will endure--faith, hope and love--and the greatest of these is love.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,