"I believe every turn in our lives will have its ups and downs. The "ups" are so we can be thankful. The "downs" are so we know "who" to be thankful to."
Did I just write that? And where did it come from? As I'm looking at the words staring me down from my computer screen, I am in a little awe. Whether God whispered in my ear and told me what to write, or I had read this somewhere (let me know if you have heard it before!) and it had subconsciously stayed with me, I do not know. What I do know is this...
I NEEDED TO HEAR IT!!!
Funny how that works sometimes. Either way, God once again found a way, to gently remind me, that HE is always there.
Thank you, Jesus!!!
I thought you might want to see some more pictures of Jim-Dad on his journey through Israel. I am so in awe of where he is walking and what he is seeing these days. Like I have said before, I have traveled all over the world, yet this adventure my dad is on, has him walking where Jesus once walked. Smelling and hearing the sights and sounds HE once heard. Experiencing the beauty of the places where HE was... (These pictures were taken by a fellow preacher, traveling with dad.) Whether, he is at the river, in the garden, walking down the road into the city, or standing in front of an empty tomb...WOW! I want to ask my dad if he could hear the echo of "Hosannas" while walking down the road? Could he feel the anguish of Jesus as he stood in the garden? What did he feel at the tomb, the EMPTY tomb? Oh the stories my dad will have to tell...
Please say a pray for me today. I'm afraid the winter season is getting the best of me. In my line of work I am slobbered on, snotted on and spit up on. The babies have all been fighting the nasty colds going around. Yesterday it all started to catch up with me. I have the CRUD. I feel like CRUD. Oh, with so much to do, on this, my one free day of the week.... Thanks!
Hope you have a beautiful weekend!!! It is certainly beautiful in my neck of the woods. The sun is shining...
But then, I do need to remember the SON is shining everyday, isn't HE?!!!