Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fragrance of Christ

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! The wind is blowing , so the surf must be up for all the people who like surfing at the beaches. Also, it is a sunny, very warm morning, so a good day to get an early start for the Memorial weekend.

I see lots of pretty butterflies floating by my window. It looks like they are on their way to the Beauty Berry Bush, which grows wild in the backyard. I don't know the names of all the different colored ones, but I do know the swallowtail and sulfur   (sp) yellow ones. I enjoy watching them.

I had to go grocery shopping yesterday to pick up a few things I was running out of. So I did not go to Publix, but instead I shopped at Winn Dixie. It was a good time to go, because the store did not seem too crowded. You're never supposed to shop when you are hungry and since it was noon, I was hungry, but did not get anything much that was not on my list. Yay for me!

After that I had to take a trip to the Park, where all was quiet, just simmering in the heat. A few brave souls were walking dogs, and out on the very warm boardwalk, but it was pleasant in the shade.

We have some towering clouds , which sometimes drift across the sun, and make it look like rain. I am praying that Daryl will not run into rain on his way down from TN tonight. It will be good to have him home for the weekend, so there will be no blog tomorrow.

But God is still good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

2 Corinthians 2:14-17
But thanks be to God, who made us his captives
and leads us along in Christ's triumphal procession.
Now wherever we go he uses us to tell others about
the Lord and to spread the Good News like a sweet
 perfume .Our lives are a fragrance presented by Christ
to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by
those being saved and by those perishing. To those
who are perishing we are a fearful smell of death and doom.
But to those who are being saved we are a life-giving
perfume. And who is adequate for such a task as this?
You see, we are not like those hucksters--and there are
many of them--who preach just to make money. We
preach God's message with sincerity and with Christ's
authority . And we now that the God who sent us is watching us.

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

Love and hugs,