People are still getting sick and not making it through this illness.
Praying for a miracle that people will live and virus to be gone.
THE HOUSE IS QUIET ~
Nobody come to visit me anymore because of the shelter in place. My granddaughters were able to spend the night with my husband and I Friday night. There was so much laughter, fun and time was priceless. The morning brought excitement when they woke up and realized they are still here. A pancake and egg breakfast will be their request. There was also a prayer of blessing over the food by each of them. Then we played a game of story while we ate. One person who make up a short story and we would all smile. However, last night was a much different story. The house is quiet and we are missing our granddaughters. Yet, we are counting blessings of time with them. I am just grateful they could spend the night and fill our house with joy. It is something about being in the presence of someone, just like being in the presence of God.
PSALM 30 (NIV)
Joy Comes with the Morning
A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of the temple.
I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up
and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
and you have healed me.
3 O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol;
you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.
4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.
5 For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
6 As for me, I said in my prosperity,
“I shall never be moved.”
7 By your favor, O Lord,
you made my mountain stand strong;
you hid your face;
I was dismayed.
8 To you, O Lord, I cry,
and to the Lord I plead for mercy:
9 “What profit is there in my death,
if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it tell of your faithfulness?
10 Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me!
O Lord, be my helper!”
11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
you have loosed my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness,
12 that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!
HOUSE OF THE LORD ~
I drove past my church yesterday and saw the gates locked. I haven't been there since it's been closed, then open and now closed again. The house of the Lord is coming into his presences with others and yet we are not able to do that today. I have found my own house a praise of worship. I purpose time singing and reading the Bible. I am also doing a bible study with some women at my church on zoom. I can watch my own church do church Sunday mornings online. Our women's group on Facebook does a connecting too. So there are ways to stay connected and yet, it is so different. I feel divided at times and I miss people so much. Can I say that again, I miss the connect and people so much. We must purpose time by text, calling, sharing on Facebook and putting out positive things.
Quiet is good for a time, but we need to stay connected! If someone comes to your mind today that you haven't talked to in awhile or since March, send them a message. You might be surprised how much a simple "I MISS YOU" or "THINKING ABOUT YOU" message does for someone.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. It is so important to count blessings daily and make the best of each new day. God continues to be at work and I will forever give him praise.