Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Yesterday was a very busy day. It was a difficult day. I was moody and clumsy and nothing seemed to go right. I bumped into things, dropped things, clanked things together, bumped my elbow lots of times, "cut" my finger (no deeper than a scratch really; it just scared me), kept having to answer nature's call, couldn't seem to spell correctly, was shaky all over, and very uncoordinated in general. It was a difficult day, and I was on my feet most of the day. How I welcomed the time to rest in the evening!
But all was not lost. The Lord helped me to get some food cooked, grind up sesame seeds, grind up beef liver tablets into powder to be used to make a special supplement drink, make sesame spread, make rice milk, and make delicious tomato/mushroom spread (sauce). Also got letters written, and a Walgreens shopping list done for Christy. Thank You, God.
Meanwhile, Christy had her own challenges. She went out to the ESC and had a rather interesting time there. But God gave her grace and a strength and a good attitude. The bites on her right leg and left food got worse too. They appear to be either brown recluse bites or baby hobo spider bites. She just got bit Monday afternoon, but they are already rather infected, especially the one on her leg.
But all was not lost for her either. The Lord gave her a successful trip to Walgreens. She even remembered my shampoos, which I forgot to put on the list.
Thank the Lord for His lovingkindness, mercy, and compassion. "But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth." (Psalm 86:15)
Another blessing the Lord gave yesterday was being able to listen to His word on DVD. I really enjoyed the books of Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. It is amazing how much science is in the book of Ecclesiaastes. It even talks about a north/south jet stream, or air circuit, in chapter 1.
Song of Solomon can be a hard book to understand. But Evangelist Paul Schwanke once preached on it at our church and gave it the most logical explanation I had ever heard. I was refreshed on this sermon as Christy and I watched it together on video recently. The Song of Solomon pictures Jesus Christ and the church.
The first time Solomon comes to his bride, it is a picture of Jesus, The Shepherd, coming to marry His bride (the church). Then Solomon withdraws himself - a picture of the ascension. He is coming back one day, and his bride diligently searches for him. Jesus is coming back one day for His bride as well, and we are to be constantly looking forward to His coming. The bride is to have all things ready for His return because Jesus is coming one day to take His bride, the church, to the place He has prepared for her.
Doesn't that make you excited Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Come soon.