Monday, May 3, 2010

Electric Green and A Song

Just look at all that electric green!  We don't have nearly that much here, but we spent the weekend in the Traverse City/Lake Ann area and boy, it was alive!  I always forget how many different types of green there are in the spring!  I can remember my Gram saying the spring is almost as colorful as the fall, just all green.

We spent our last free weekend until September (yes, I did just say that, we start in with retreats and work groups and in just 29 days our summer staff comes!) in the Traverse City area. We were able to spend an amazing afternoon out at the Platte River State Campground with 4 supporting families, we shared meals with 3 other families and spoke at a church Sunday morning.  We felt like it was a productive weekend!  The boys did well considering no naps, late bed times and different people.

And after some calculations and figuring, we realize we are now at 1/3 of our total LAM support!  Hurray!  We would really like to be at 70% by September so we can take more time to focus on support raising.  Would you pray with us about that?  There are days when that seems imposable!  But as I was reading to Forrest this morning, God hit me over the head with this,

"Little flock," Jesus said, "you are more important than the birds~ More important than flowers!  The birds and the flowers don't sit and worry about things.  And God doesn't want his children to worry either.  God loves to look after the birds and flowers.  And he loves to look after you too."  
Jesus knew that God would always love and watch over the world he had made-everything in it- birds, flowers, trees, animals, everything!  And, most of all, his children.  Even through people had forgotten, the birds and the flowers hadn't forgotten-they still knew their song.  It was the song all of God's creation had sung to him from the very beginning.  It was the song people's hearts were made to sing:"God made us.  He loves us.  He is very pleased with us."  It was why Jesus had come into the world, to sing them the wonderful song; to sing it not only with his voice, but with his whole life-so that God's children could remember it and join in and sing it, too."    -The Jesus Storybook Bible

 So, I am choosing to remember that this morning.  "God made us.  He loves us.  He is very pleased with us."  And He is going to take care of us.

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