Friday, December 12, 2014

Hope for Eternal Life

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! Once again we have overcast skies and chilly temps, but hopefully, the sun will be shining  later on.

I am receiving Christmas cards, even though I have not sent any for a couple years. Just a few to family and close friends, usually, but not nearly what I used to do. Some people who are not on FB, I do not hear from during the year, so I do not send any to them. I do enjoy receiving them, though.

I did a little more shopping at Publix than I had planned, yesterday...just about bought out the store, but I was thinking of Daryl and Matthew who are coming a week from today! Yikes! I have to get busy!

I drove through the park after I bought the groceries and saw egrets, ibis and a dark anhinga contrasting with the white feathers on the ibis he was next to. There were dog walkers and people walking about, just enjoying the beautiful day. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

1 Peter 1:3-7
All honor to the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, for it is by his boundless mercy
that God has given us the privilege of being
born again. Now we live with a wonderful expectation
because Jesus Christ rose again from the dead.
For God has reserved a priceless inheritance for
his children. It is kept in heaven for you, pure and
undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.
And God, in his mighty power, will protect you
until you receive this salvation, because you are
trusting him. It will be revealed on the last day for
all to see. So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy
ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure
many trials for a while.

These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong
and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold--and
your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold.
So if your faith remains strong, after being tried by
fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory  and
honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the
whole world.

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

Love and hugs,