Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A New Commandment

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! We must have had a silent rain early this morning, because water is still dripping off the roof and when I opened the front door to get the paper, it was wet, (both the plastic cover and the porch). My thoughtful paper carriers still place the Times on a chair right by the door, so the rain had to blow in pretty far to get the paper wet.

But it is mostly sunshiny right now, and will still be very hot later on. I had a fairly quiet long weekend. Brian and I  had lunch at the Olive Garden yesterday and I enjoyed their soup and  salad. Bread sticks weren't too bad, either!

I saw the large, brown tortoise moseying almost up to the parking lot when I visited the park.. I drove in very close to him  and he looked at me, but did not seem afraid. They are really used to people. The ibises were methodically doing their pecking, slowly moving as a unit through the grass. They always have dirty beaks! But God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 John 2:7-11

Dear Friends, I am not writing a new commandment.
for it is an old one you have always had, right from the
beginning. This commandment-to love one another-
is the same message you have heard before. Yet it is
also new. This commandment is true in Christ and is
true among you, because the darkness is disappearing
and the true light is already shining.

If anyone says, "I am living in the light," but hates a
Christian brother or sister , that person is still living in
 darkness. Any person who loves other Christians is
living in the light and does not cause anyone to stumble.
Anyone who hates a Christian brother or sister is living
 and walking in darkness. Such a person is lost, having
been blinded by the darkness.

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

Love and hugs,