Good morning, Family:
I pray you are in good spirits and doing well. As always, my thoughts and prayers are continually with you.
I know some days are a tough, but it’s about getting out bed, asking God to give us strength and thanking Him for the fact that we are still breathing and alive. We all know some precious people in our lives, that we love dearly, who are not here today.
I encourage us, all. to hold our friends and family closer than we ever have before. The bible reminds us not to take any day for granted, as no one knows the day or hour of how long we have on this earth.
The Word of God teaches, as we are making plans for tomorrow to preface it by saying, “If it is the Lord’s will, I will do this or do that.” I’m was born and raised in the South. The “Southern way we interpreted this scripture passage was by saying, “If the Lord wills and the creek dont rise, we will do this or that..”
As for today, we say, “Thank You, Lord” that we are indeed breathing and alive.
Living Bible (TLB)
13 Look here, you people who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to such and such a town, stay there a year, and open up a profitable business.” 14 How do you know what is going to happen tomorrow? For the length of your lives is as uncertain as the morning fog—now you see it; soon it is gone. 15 What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we shall live and do this or that.” 16 Otherwise you will be bragging about your own plans, and such self-confidence never pleases God.
Go in peace while serving and praising our risen and redeeming Lord.
Rev. Marcia Davis