Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Advantages of Companionship

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! This is another in our string of dry, sunny beautiful days, but even the weathermen are saying how badly we need rain. All in God's timing...

When I stepped outside this morning, everything was alive with birds chirping, three squirrels racing along the oak tree limbs, chasing each other from one tree to another. Seems like all the critters get active as soon as they wake up. When I used to walk in the park at seven, all the animals and birds became active with ibis taking off from their sleeping roosts across the lake and even raccoons had not quite gone to sleep yet. I don't get over there that early any more, but it is the best time for a walk. My neighbor called when I was in the shower with a dripping head. She was concerned because my porch light was still on. I forgot to turn it off, when I opened up the drapes. (I had left it on all day Monday and did not get a call) but I appreciate that she looks out for me. I am blessed.

Well, I saw the large gecko in the afternoon yesterday...he had left my bedroom and scooted across the hall to another bedroom, but no telling where he is now. He will probably make his way to the door soon, I hope, so I can escort him out. He is much too lively for me to catch! 
I notice that one of the baby mangos that I have been watching on the neighbor's tree, has fallen off. Whether due to the dryness or wind, I don't know, but the others are hanging on. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But people who are alone when they fall are in real trouble. And on a cold night, two under the same blanket can gain warmth from each other. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back- to- back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

The Futility of Political Power

It is better to be a poor but wise youth than to be and old and foolish king who refuses all advice. Such a youth could come from prison and succeed. He might even become king, though he was born in poverty. Everyone is eager to help such a youth, even to help him take the throne. He might become the leader of millions and be very popular. But then the next generation grows up and rejects him! So, again, it is all meaningless. like chasing the wind.

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

Love and hugs,