Monday, July 21, 2014

The Final Judgment

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will be glad and rejoice in it! We had a nice, hot dry weekend and today looks like the same. Even though showers are predicted for each day, they are usually scattered, which means parts of the area are never wet.

There was a large number of people at church yesterday, and among them, was Pastor Jeff Burton! I was so glad to see him and honored that he chose to sit beside me. We had the opportunity to chat a little bit and catch up, marveling at the number of young people who have grown up and become parents, while the parents have become grandparents! I remarked about this and he said, he used to be the Youth Pastor for some! That made us both feel old!

Saturday, Brian came over and cleared up my checkbook and visited for awhile and then we had lunch at Earl of Sandwich. First time for me, and the food is pretty good. It was really crowded, but we managed to find a table and enjoyed our time people watching!

After church I stopped for my dinner at Boston Market and then visited the Park, which was fairly crowded. I saw a very large wood stork in the middle of the water in the canal. I think it is the first time I have seen one there. Also, a large flock of ibis, and an anhinga. People strolling and dog walkers with their pooches; all enjoying the beauty and peacefulness of God's beauty. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Matthew 25:31-40

But when the Son of Man comes in his glory,
and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon
his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered
in his presence, and he will separate them as a shepherd
separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the
sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left.. Then
the King will say to those on the right, "Come, you who
are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared
for you from the foundation of the world. For I was
hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me
a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your
home. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and
you visited me."

Then these righteous ones will reply, "Lord, when did we ever
see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something
to drink? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we
ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?" And the King
will tell them, "I assure you, when you did it to one of the
least of these my brothers and sisters," you were doing it to me!"

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

Love and hugs,