I was so engrossed in the story Pastor Jim was relating about his experience in seeing a nativity set over a strip club in W.Palm Beach some years ago, that I forgot it was communion Sunday until the end of his true story yesterday. It just shows God is everywhere!
As I came home from church I stopped in the driveway to watch an egret at the edge of the yard, stretching to investigate a bush, looking for a tasty morsel, I guess. They are so graceful and beautiful. After lunch I went to the park and was interested in people watching;
Scenes from Sawgrass:
- A group of young adults gathered in the street...one with a camera and tripod.
- A lady in a white ankle-length dress and four inch heels walking a dog.
- Young mothers pushing strollers and carrying backpacks.
- A young couple being very affectionate under an oak tree. (They were standing.)
- More dog walkers in the middle of the street.
- Squirrels scampering around a car, hoping for a handout.
As Louis Armstrong sang, "What a wonderful world."
God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
How can I be sure God will guide me?
Psalm 32:8 The Lord says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you."
Psalm 37:23-24 The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.
Luke 12:6-7 What is the price of five sparrows? A couple of pennies? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are more valuable to him than a whole flock of sparrows.
Jesus gives this promise to all his followers. If God values the littlest things of his creation, how much more must he value us for whom he gave his own precious Son. When we are anxious or concerned, we need to remind ourselves that God does indeed care about us and is watching over us.
Jeremiah 29:11 "I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope".
God is always seeking the best future for us. There are times that we delay it through our disobedience, but when we come back to God, he is always ready to give us his best.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,