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! Although we had some dark clouds yesterday, no rain fell on this part of town, and we have lots of sunshine today with only a light breeze, but it is already getting very warm!
Last Wednesday's storm blew off the large mango I had my eye on, but, unfortunately, it did not fall in my yard. However, there are still a half dozen or more that I can see from my window, so there is still hope. Since this is the neighbor's tree, I don't think she will share. Sigh.
I went for my app't. with the podiatrist to check up on my toenail, which is healing slowly, and after I finished with him, drove up to CVS, loading up on several items I was out of. Then I scooted next door to Steak and Shake and waited about ten minutes in the drive thru line for a half price strawberry shake.
I took the shake to the park and found a place in the shade to slurp on it, while enjoying the sounds of an angry squirrel scritching at something. Birds were chirping, yellow butterflies were flitting about in their erratic way, and an ibis was slowly pecking his way along the grass. It was a peaceful time and God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
Therefore, give the people of Israel this message from
the Sovereign Lord. I am bringing you back again but
not because you deserve it . I am doing it to protect my
holy name, which you dishonored while you were scattered
among the nations. I will show how holy my great name
is ---the name you dishonored among the nations.
And when I reveal my holiness through you before their
very eyes, says the sovereign Lord, then the nations will
know that I am the Lord. For I will gather you up from all
the nations and bring you home again to your land.
Then I will sprinkle clean water on you and you will be clean.
Your filth will be washed away and you will no longer
worship idols. And I will give you a new heart with new
and right desires, and I will put a new spirit in you so you
will obey my laws and do whatever I command.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers
with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,