Monday, March 4, 2013

John 3:16

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 the sky is clear and the temp is already in the low fifties, so the weather will begin to warm up today, after our chilly weekend. While the dark clouds looked like snow, we did not get any and if we had, it would have melted right away.

Brian and I went to the Titanic exhibit, Saturday afternoon, and found it very interesting. We took about and hour and a half, or maybe more, to get all the way through, looking and listening to the exhibits and the history of the building. One of the interesting things, is that when we went through the ticket door, we were handed "Boarding Passes" which contained printed bios of real people who had sailed on the ship, whether hired hands or first class, and at the end all the names were listed and my passenger survived!  I guess you could probably rush through in a lot less time than we took. but only by not lingering long over each exhibit. By the time we came out, the line to get in to the exhibit was very long, so we went at a good time!

As I left for church yesterday morning, I saw two hawks take off from the top of a very tall Norfolk Island Pine in the block just west of me. I paused on the driveway, just to watch them. As I drove into the park later on, the gator was stretched out on the bank by the lake , as he had been on Saturday. There was not any sun, so he was just getting warmed up. I think, or maybe just drying off. A few ibis were pecking in the bushes around the parking area by the building. There weren't many people out, because it was chilly, but one man had put a lawn chair beside his parked car and was reading. Intrepid! God is good!

Our sermon yesterday had a theme of John 3:16 and so I looked up several different versions, but not all, by any means...

John 3:16  MSG
This is how much God loved the world. He gave His Son,
 His one and only Son. And this is why. 
So that no one need be destroyed; by believing
in Him, anyone can have whole and lasting life.

John 3:16 NLT
For God so loved the world, that he gave
His only Son, so that everyone who believes
in Him will  not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:16 NIV
For God so loved the world that He gave His
one and only Son, that whoever believed in Him
shall not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:16 NASB
For God so loved the world that He gave
His only begotten Son, that whoever believes
in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

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

Love and hugs,