* Hawley Mountain towering mightily, bedecked with snow.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
So the LORD surrounds His people
From this time forth and forever. Psalm 125:2 (NKJV)
* Deer timidly stepping from the forest to nibble our green lawn.
As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God. Psalm 42:1 (NKJV)
* A berm of soil, rocks, and wildflowers that was created when this house was built by volunteers in 2003.
Unless the LORD builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the LORD guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain. Psalm 127:1 (NKJV)
* Our cherry tree garden planted in memory of our babies Gloria Anne, Angelica May, and Gabriella Hope.
Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God. Acts 10:4 (NKJV)
But soon we are moving and I wonder what I will see out my morning window. Will I see mountains? Will I see deer? Will I see reminders of God’s love and care and comfort? Moving is hard. How did the Israelites do it for 40 years in the desert, packing up whenever God’s cloud moved? Were they sad to leave behind memories of lost children and pets? Were they sad to leave behind their dreams? Or did they trust God and move ahead with excitement at what God had planned for them?
Today’s TEA CUPP: Is God calling you to do something new in your life? To move? To a new job? To serving Him? Are you having a hard time saying, “Yes.” Talk to Jesus about it. Read the book of Jonah and his story of running from God’s call. Ask the Lord for strength to help you move ahead in His will. I’m praying for this, too.
See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it. Deuteronomy 12:32 (NIV)