I went outside to see what God had done to the trees in my backyard. Looks like He’s doing a pretty good job so I’ll let him keep it. I haven’t paid him much time lately. I owe big time. He keeps this up every day and ask nothing of me.
Even the trees choose to reach for the heavens. The Son is calling them.
Thank you Lord for the blessings of blue skies after the rain.
Tomorrow, I’ll see what God is doing in the front yard.
I’m headed over to send an email to my best friend. She carries a heavy load that you or I don’t have to bear. But God is bigger than her challenges and He can carry the burden for her. My best friend and her husband serve the Lord which I think is the hardest job on earth. She thinks my life was hard moving around with the military and I think her life is hard as a pastor’s wife. Every day of my life I’ve loved her more.
She and I were born in the year 1958. We are 6 days apart. Her mother and my mother were best friends at one time and inseperable which means that my friend and I saw each other daily. I was so attached to her that my heart beat in rhythm to hers and I willed hers to do the same. She moved a way to another town when we were six and I nearly died, literally. I could not eat for days. I will never ever forget it. And then…I joined the AF and moved way off. But she came to see me wherever I moved. I always feel like I’m put back together when she is around.
I still think she looks just like she did when we were little. Just like we all think our kids never grow up. She’s the best person I know but she would debate that. We rarely get to see each other because I don’t like to drive and she has grandkids that keep her going full speed. My friend’s kids are remarkable.
Her daughter coaches a girl’s basketball team and her son-in-law is a Baptist pastor. No one in the family every complains about their life as I’ve ever heard. They serve and love the members in obedience to God. There are two little boys as smart as you can make them and a delight to be around. I love my friend’s kids just about as much as my own.
My best friend has a son too who is a fireman in a big city. He risk his life a hundred times over. He always wanted to be a fireman and has worked his way up the ladder. His wife is a pre-school teacher and they just had their second child, a little girl who is the first female grandchild. I don’t think you could find a more devoted bunch and willing to be such servants for you and I.
I pray for them every day. My friend doesn’t get the recognition she deserves and is not bothered by that. But I would like to thank her and her husband for their kindness and hard work in the field of God’s laborers.
I love ya JSK! I don’t have to look as far as my backyard to see God at work, I just have to look at your life and know that God is good.