Thursday, April 2, 2015

Jesus Prays

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! Just another in the string of beautiful days, with sun, and cool air in the morning and really warming up in the afternoon. I had the windows open all day and left one open last night. Just perfect!

It was a quiet day for me yesterday. I washed the sheets and was making the bed when Cheryl came to clean. We had a nice chat and I asked her if she had heard back from the Duke Energy people about her damaged fence. So far, she hasn't but she talked with the fence people to get their idea of how much it would cost for the repair, so when the Duke person calls back, she will have a working knowledge of what to ask for. The Lewis trimmers are certainly not arborists! They took such a big chunk out of my oak in the back that it will never grow back or fill in again. Sigh.

I watched two cute squirrels sitting on the wall of my porch eating acorns that they dug out of the ground. They always leave the husks on the wall, but I don't mind brushing them off. Louis used to sit out under the tree and the squirrels would crawl up his pant leg and sit on his knee eating peanuts out of his hand. He really loved that!

Well, this is Maundy Thursday, and Sunday is coming! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Luke 22:39-46
Then, accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs
room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives. There he told
them, "Pray that you will not be overcome by temptation."
He walked away, about a stone's throw, and knelt down
and prayed, "Father, if you are willing, please take this cup
of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will, not mine."
Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened him.
He prayed more fervently and he was in such agony of spirit
that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.
At last he stood up again and returned to the disciples only
to find them asleep, exhausted from grief. "Why are you sleeping?"
he asked. "Get up and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you.

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

Love and hugs,