10.2.13 Letter to Friends
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
O Lord my God, you are very great.
You cause the grass to grow for the cattle,
and plants for people to use,
to bring forth food from the earth,
and wine to gladden the human heart,
oil to make the face shine,
and bread to strengthen the human heart.
The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly,
the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
People go out to their work and to their labor
until the evening.
O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
May my meditation be pleasing to him,
for I rejoice in the Lord. (parts of Psalm 104)
(note and apology: if you have gotten a few emails automatically alerting you to a new post that was not there, I am still learning how to post using my tablet and for some reason I keep “publishing” my drafts instead of saving them for later, sorry about that)
Are you enjoying the Fall weather? I certainly am. I do believe that September and October are Pittsburgh’s best months; crisp clear days, cool nights, warm sunny afternoons, and less rain than you’d expect. We had a wonderful time at Footprints Farm with the Swartzfagers. Their three kids were a real delight and it was fun to camp at Ohiopyle
It was a fun weekend over all.
It is hard for me to live in this moment of uncertainty. I read the end of books so I know who lives and who dies and who gets married (please don’t hate me, I’m weak-willed). If it says “spoiler alert” I am more likely to read it. I hate not knowing how things will turn out, it’s one reason I love being a Christian. In the big picture I KNOW God will win, redemption, consummation, perfection forever with Christ Amen! But in the interim, like what will we be doing a year from now?
oxox In Christ,