Thursday, May 3, 2012

2 Corinthians 4

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! More sunshine today and the temps are supposed to be very close to ninety again, but I was standing outside for a few minutes earlier and the air felt nice and cool. The paper carrier was creative again and I had to pull the porch furniture away from the wall and reach to get the paper out from under a table. I really can't figure how it got there from just a throw. 

Meanwhile, as I was looking around and enjoying the birds songs, I looked across the street, and saw a very large blackbird being harassed by two mockingbirds! The blackbird was on the driveway and the smaller birds were dive bombing him. I have seen that happen in flight, but not on the ground! The small birds are not afraid of anything, when it comes to their nests!
The mangoes on the tree next door are so heavy now, that they are hanging down, although they are still small in size. I am wondering how long they will stay attached with the wind blowing so strongly.

Yesterday I did some more returning and shopping, went to the library, and when I came home, discovered my cleaning crew already here. They had a bump in their schedule when the previous client had a dead battery or something in her garage door opener and they could not get in her house, so that made them much earlier coming to me. That was fine, but I had intended to wash my couple of breakfast dishes before they came, which they said was no problem..they would do it. But I washed them while they started in the back of the house. Now, if I only knew someone who would wash the outside of the house....

I went to the park later and saw the brown gopher tortoise just coming out of his home and looking over the situation. Not many people there late in the afternoon. but an egret was gathering lunch and the squirrels were scampering all over the place, as usual. It was peaceful and nice. God is good!

2 Corinthians 4:7
But this precious treasure--this light and power that now shine within us--is held in perishable containers, that is, in our weak bodies. So everyone can see that our glorious power is from God and is not our own. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed, but we don't give up and quit. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down , but we get up again and keep  going. Though suffering, these bodies of ours constantly share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.....

That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are quite small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever! So we don't look at troubles we can see right now, rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.

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

Love and hugs,