Monday, November 7, 2011

A letter from John

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 cool, sunshiny morning in a string of beautiful days! The weather was perfect for the airfest at MacDill over the weekend. At one time, it sounded like one of the jets flew directly over the house, but was going so fast, it only lasted a few seconds and then the sound was gone I should have gone to Gandy beach to see if I could catch sight of the Thunderbirds as they flew over the air show. Oh, well, maybe another time...

For the first time, I saw a woodstork standing in the water in Lynch Lake. They are always standing on the bank, looking sad, but this time, he was in the water up to his ankles. Well, I guess he has ankles. I hardly ever see any at the park, for some reason, but maybe they are not fast enough to escape the small gators.

I had to stop and wait for several ducks to cross over the street, because, as numerous as they are, people still protect them. We had two of them hanging around this meighborhood for a week or two, but  they finally moved on. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

2 John (written to the chosen lady and her children)

May grace, mercy, and peace, which come from God our Father and from Jesus Christ his Son, be with us who live in truth and love.

How happy I was to meet some of your children and find them living in the truth, just as we have been commanded by the Father. 

And now I want to urge you, dear lady, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we had from the beginning. Love means doing  what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.

Many deceivers have gone out into the world. They do not believe that Jesus Christ came to earth in a real body. Such a person is a deceiver and an antichrist. Watch out, so that you do not lose the prize for which we have been working so hard. Be diligent  so that you will receive your full reward. For if you wander beyond the teaching of Christ, you will not have fellowship with God. But if you continue in the teaching of Christ, you will have fellowship with both the Father and the Son.

 If someone comes to your meetings and does not teach the truth about Christ, don't invite him into your house or encourage him in any way. Anyone who encourages him becomes a partner in his evil work.

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

Love and hugs,