Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Amazing Wednesday

Today is interview day.    Old Son goes for a Military Museum interview.  This is a summer job that would be working with creating an Interpretive Tour of the Artillery and Guns outside the Museum.  Neat thing about having an interest (obsession?)  with Military History and being a Reservist is he knows the Artillery and Guns.
Husband is heading into Winnipeg for more meetings.
Safe travelling mercies for both of these gentlemen.  And many blessings for each of their interviews - meetings that the outcome be what God is planning for these gentlemen.

Both Old Son and Husband have the ability to get things done quietly and without people noticing.   This is an awesome gift.    The ability to see what needs doing.  The ability to do the task.  The ability to complete the task.  And the ability to do all the taskings without wanting recognition.    What gifts these two gentlemen have and what amazing gifts they have to offer to others.

This is a quilt that I made a couple of years ago for a friend who is now married and living in Ottawa.  The centre fabrics are all Califon by Mark Lipinski... beautiful fabrics.   In each block are inspirational words for marriage... the usual "love, joy, peace"  as well as "gentleness,  prayers,  forgiveness"  :)  This photo always reminds me of summer time and cooling breezes.    This is on my "to make again" list of to do quilts :)

Daily Retreat.....
Prayer:   Holy Lord,  protect us through the hours of this day.   So that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world may rest upon Your eternal changelessness.  We lift to You in prayer all those who work to further Your Kingdom this day.  This we ask in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Read:  St. Matthew 12: 15 – 21

Being aware that the Pharisees wanted to trap Jesus,  Jesus got out of town.  Jesus continued to heal the people.   He cautioned them to keep quiet and remember the words from Isaiah:

“Look well at my handpicked servant;  I love him so much,  take such delight in him.  I’ve placed my Spirit on him; he’ll decree justice to the nations.  But he won’t yell, won’t raise his voice;  there will be no commotion in the streets.  He won’t walk over anyone’s feelings,  won’t push you into a corner.  Before you know it,  his justice will triumph; the mere sound of his name will signal hope, even among far-off unbelievers.”                Isaiah 42: 1 – 4

Take a good look at the stories of Jesus.  God bathed Jesus with the Spirit – God’s very life.   Jesus never calls attention to what he did.  Jesus helped the bruised and healed those who were hurt.  Jesus always remembered the small and insignificant… the children,  those who were outcast,  those who were followers.  Jesus steadily and firmly set things right.  When Jesus tired out and got discouraged,  he took time away to be with God in prayer.   Jesus completes all the work set before him.   What an example.  

Today go forth keeping those who are small and insignificant in your prayers.  Pray for those who are outcast in our society.  Pray that the work of Jesus can continue through you and through the Church universal.   Hallelujah!

Prayer:    Great God,  we pray for those who think they are insignificant.  God of Power and might,  we pray for those who are outcast in our society.  God of Might,  we pray that the work of Jesus continue through our hands and through Your Church universal.  Amen.

Many blessings!

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