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! The sun is shining and it is still in the high seventies, but the humidity is slowing coming back and we will be close to ninety today, so fall is still knocking at the door, but not here to stay yet.
I did a little shopping yesterday and drove on over to the park, so see a few cars, but no people in sight walking. I did see a couple at a picnic table, enjoying being outdoors on a beautiful day. A bedraggled looking anhinga was sitting on the weir drying out the wet wings, but no other birds were visible. I have not seen the gopher tortoises in a while, so I am wondering what has happened to them. Mike, the naturalist who retired, showed me a photo taken from the air, which showed all the gopher holes and there were plenty!
One thing I have noticed around here, are the many pretty butterflies flitting back and forth! All kinds, big, little, yellow and yellow and black. My beauty berry bush is supposed to attract them when blooming and birds when the berries show. I love butterflies! God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
The Lord is king! let the earth rejoice!
Let the farthest islands be glad.
Clouds and darkness surround him.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him and burns up all his foes.
His lightning flashes out across the world.
The earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens declare his righteousness,
every nation sees his glory.
Those who worship idols are disgraced-
all who brag about their worthless gods--
For every god must bow to him.
Jerusalem has heard and rejoiced
and all the cities of Judah are glad
because of your justice, Lord!
For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth,
you are exalted far above all gods.
You who love the Lord, hate evil!
He protects the lives of his godly people
and rescues them from the power of the wicked.
Light shines on the godly
and those who do right.
May all who are godly be happy in the Lord
and praise His holy name!
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,