2018 April 04 Wednesday

2018 April 04 Wednesday in Liberty Hill Texas

47° to start the day that topped out at 63°.

The sun seemed to struggle to clear the juniper trees this morning.
Grandies meet today with sixteen in attendance. We celebrated this months birthdays with all kinds of goodies including a Texas shared pecan cake that I won at bingo yesterday at the Georgetown senior center.

These photos make the group look somewhat bored. That is not true, everyone was just paying close attention. We sent out eleven cards (birthday, sympathy, get well, and thinking of you). The pastor came in and prayed for our praises and concerns. We them did our roll call where we share with the group the things that are important in our lives.

In the evening we had our monthly choir meal together.

We then retired to the chapel to begin practicing for the Christmas cantata. Yes … that’s what I said … practicing for Christmas.

Even while Ella and I are away for the summer, we will continue to practice thanks to a CD and the song book. I love doing this … even though … I seldom get to actually be part of the cantata … because I am being being Santa.

MUSING – April 04 2018

THE BUDDY SYSTEM

Ezekiel 33:8-9
Suppose I (God).say to a wicked person, ‘You wicked person, you will certainly die,’ and you say nothing to warn him to change his ways. That wicked person will die because of his sin, and I will hold you responsible for his death. But if you warn a wicked person to turn from his ways and he doesn’t turn from them, then he will die because of his sin. However, you will save yourself.

Galatians 6:1 “Brothers and sisters, if a person gets trapped by wrongdoing, those of you who are spiritual should help that person turn away from doing wrong. Do it in a gentle way. At the same time watch yourself so that you also are not tempted.”

There are scriptures that bother me. The two quoted here are trouble me because they make me responsible (at least partially) for the sins of others. Isn’t it hard enough to be responsible for myself?

I struggle daily with “not my will, but God’s will”. Though I truly want to follow His leading, I am a strong willed (stubborn, pig-headed) child of God.

I remember holding my child’s hand as we walked through a busy parking lot. The child struggles to be free of my grasp so they can run on ahead. They would run and be completely unaware of the cars backing out of parking spots or suddenly coming around a corner. Often I am that child who would rush headlong into danger were it not for God’s hand holding me back.

This scriptures bother me because they tell me God wants me to be His hands and hold onto my brother’s/sister’s hand for their safety.

We are on the buddy system. You hold my hand and I’ll hold yours. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit we will keep each other safe.

All content(except quotations) © 2018 Thomas E. Williams

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