Monday, April 1, 2013

Colossians 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! So, Happy April Fool's Day! And it is a partly cloudy, partly sunshiny day with a cool breeze blowing.

Yesterday warmed up nicely and it felt like it was almost 80 when I came out of church. It was a wonderful Resurrection Sunday service and the church was packed at the late service. I passed three churches on the way to mine and all the parking lots were full and some overflowing. The Church on the Hill which meets in the Fossil Park building had many cars parked in the drug store lot in the next block! Good to see so many people meeting to worship. Hopefully, many will come back next week.

I think the gators must be on the prowl everywhere...guess it is mating time, because I have seen two gators on opposite sides of the the park entrance for the last few days. The large one on the bank of the weir, and the other on the bank of the lake across the street. I also saw a blonde raccoon rushing into the shrubs by the lake and a large gopher tortoise crossing the road, with people guarding his passage. Yesterday, the park was so crowded, there was hardly a parking space left! Lots of people! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Colossians 4:12-15
Since God chose you to be the holy people whom he loves, you
must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, 
humility, gentleness, and patience. You must make allowance
for each other's faults and forgive the person who offends you. 
Remember. the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 
And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. 
Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let
 the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as 
members of one body you are all called to live in peace.
And always be thankful.
Let the words of Christ, in all their richness, live in your hearts
and make you wise. Use his words to teach and counsel each
other. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with
thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative
of the Lord Jesus , all the while giving thanks through him
to God the Father.

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

Love and hugs,