I got some errands done yesterday that needed doing,...batteries in a couple watches, and glasses nose pieces replaced; all done within a mile of home! Good to have a little shopping strip so close to home! When I went to the park a couple days ago, I saw a big, black, shiny gator sunning himself on the bank of the canal near the weir. I have not seen one there in a long time. There is a lot of trash piled up against the pipes along side the bridge over the weir, from all the rain Sunday. Also the canal is filled up again with water. We have had so much rain lately, but that makes up for the time when the weather is dry. God is good!
Since the election takes place in a couple months, I thought this prayer by Peter Marshall is just as relevant as it was when he was Chaplain of the Senate;
Lord Jesus, we ask Thee to guide the people of this nation as they exercise their dearly bought privilege of franchise. May it neither be ignored unthinkingly nor undertaken lightly. As citizens all over this land go to the ballot boxes, give them a sense of high privilege and joyous responsibility.
Help those who are about to be elected to public office to come to understand the real source of their mandate-a mandate given by no party machine, received at no polling booth, but given by God, a mandate to represent God and truth at the heart of the nation, a mandate to do good in the name of Him under whom this country was established.
We ask Thee to lead our country in the paths where Thou would have her walk, to do the tasks which Thou hast laid before her. So may we together seek happiness for all our citizens in the name of Him who created us all equal in His sight, and therefore brothers. Amen.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,