~~~~I had a wonderful Sunday at SGCC. I had not played in 5 weeks. it seemed like old hat and was so wonderful to be back with my church family.
One of the couples are simply the dearest and most loving and concerned and helpful. (Let me see. What else can I add to that? Don’t know but I DO know that the above sentence is very, very true.) I never thought I would have such friends ever again in my life. They are not a dime a dozen. They come few and far between.
Od has been a sick little boy. Scary for me because at 16 years of age he is not a spring chicken. I know there is a decision that I may have to make soon and it will break my heart. Sunday night he had to spend the night in his bed in the kitchen fenced off from the rest of the house. I didn’t like to do that to him but my apartment had to stay intact. We see tomorrow what is going on, why, where, how and what do we do about it.
I am in rehab now three times a week for 4 weeks, hour and a half each time. You know with all that I have going on in my life – – I have to take more time to sit and relax and let heal. And being 84 causes things to heal much slower than when I was 74.
I have popped over to First John to be for a while. I love the way John wrote these three short Books. He has packed them solid. He speaks quite clearly to us when he says: “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – – is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”
Out here where I live, people mostly have completed their lives out in the world. Many still remain “in the world” in their minds and hearts. Others have remained true to their convictions taught them and experienced so many, many years ago. The Christian on this campus has a shine about them in a way. They don’t stand out like a sore thumb. They stand out as one who knows the Lord as Savior and has experienced Him working in their lives some where along the journey they have arrived from.
I am enjoying and being blest with reading and studying 1 John. I invite you to join me. It is a very short Book. Only five chapters but John packs every sentence full.
In 1 John 5:9 and onward. “If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son. He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son. And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.”
Pretty powerful “stuff” I would say. I read it over and over again and it soothes my heart. You notice – – God only gives testimony of his Son. God does not, never has, never will suggest any one to any of us except His Son. YOU AIN’T GONNA FIND IT ANY WHERE IN THE WORD. And what is NOT in the Word IS NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, my!!!! Dear ones……God’s mercy, grace and peace. They are ours – free for the taking – free for the living – free for eternal Life – – – straight ahead. Be sure you have your boarding pass – the Lord Jesus Christ living within. He is the ONLY BOARDING PASS you need or CAN HAVE in order to step off that plane onto the Land of the Living and be at the Marriage Feast of the Lamb.
In His Eternal Hand. Marge