Right now I'm at the Es and we're waiting on Jenny. It could be any time, it could be days. Yesterday we were watching her so much I told her it reminded me of kidding season with our dairy goats back when I lived at home. That got a few laughs, and some very bad puns....But no baby yet, and all the guys were able to watch the game last night uninterrupted. All my brothers came over for the evening so it got noisy:-). The ladies left them to it and watched a movie, Goodbye Mr. Chipps, the story of a British schoolmaster. It was interesting especially what he said on his deathbed. Friends were saying it was such a pity he had never had children. He said, "Never had children? Why I've had thousands!", thinking of all the boys he taught and lives he influenced.
|Julian and his 'Auntie Stefanie' :-)|
I also wanted to share our morning sermon from this past Lord's day on the passage from Luke 18 below. I've been looking forward to getting to this part of the book and while I wasn't disappointed, the main thing I took away from it was different than what I had expected. I was reminded of how much we who are the Lord's people have to be thankful for, and realized how often I forget to be thankful. I think I have a tendency to focus on how much work the Christian life is and the sacrifices I make rather than thinking of how much more has been sacrificed for me. I won't deny that it is hard work, but as Pastor said, no matter what is going on in our lives, and no matter what problems we have, we are the most blessed people on earth!
"Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting. Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again. And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken."
I'm linking up today at the Monday Message.