Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Beatitudes

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! Today is the calm after the storm, sunny and breezy. But what a thunderstorm we had last night!Lots of lightning, thunder cracking all around, and pouring rain. It even hailed in some places! I was glad I had my trees trimmed last month, because very few branches broke off this time. I wonder where the squirrels and birds hide out when we have storms like that,,,

Well, I am hoping to get a nap sometime today. Due to a sharp pain in a big toe, every few seconds, I dozed only about thirty minutes last night. I was up at 3, reading and crawled back in bed at 4. Yawn. I don't have to go any place today, which is good, because my van in in the shop getting some expensive work done.

I ran some errands yesterday, knowing I would not have a car today, and wound up at the Park, which was practically deserted. Only a hand full of cars, and no dog walkers that I could see. But I did see the large, brown gopher tortoise, munching away on some sparse grass. God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

Matthew 5:2-

"God blesses those who realize their need for him."
God blesses those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
God blesses those who are gentle and lowly,
for the whole earth will belong to them.
God blesses those who are hungry and thirsty
for justice, for they will receive it in full.
God blesses those who are merciful,
for they will receive mercy.
God blesses those whose hearts are pure,
for they will see God.
God blesses those who are persecuted
because they live for God, for the Kingdom of
Heaven is theirs.

God blesses you when you are mocked and persecuted
and lied about because you are my followers. Be happy about
it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And
remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted, too.

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

Love and hugs,