Dear Ones,
Hope you have a great day. Al just got home from Men’s group and I just finished making choc covered raspberries and doing food prep. We are having a Birthday party for Ann tomorrow! Today we have Bible Study and attendance has been good. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
   Harmony is a beautiful thing! I remember those days when the kids in our neighborhood played together without fighting, just having pure fun. Growing up there were many kids of all ages in my immediate neighborhood and we played for hours and for the most part got along well. A song was also written by King David about harmony that was sung on the way to worship by many travelers going to celebrate annual festivals. Psalm 133:1 (God’s Word), “See how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together in harmony!” He compared it to costly scented oil that flowed down Aaron’s head and beard or like dew on Mount Hermon flowing down the slopes. Beautiful to behold.
  I experienced harmony as the women from church all worked together recently to prepare for a group coming to our church from Teen Challenge. We had to set up tables, decorate and do food preparation and everyone was working together in unity. We had fun and laughter as the work got done in record time. We were a team and that is as it should be when we belong to the Lord and work together in unity. That doesn’t mean we agree on everything but that we have unity of purpose and work for His kingdom. It is a beautiful thing.
   I pray daily for the people of God to be tightly knit together for the coming days are going to be more difficult and we need to stand together. The truth is we need one another if we are going to stand in the darkness around us. We can either enhance that spirit of unity or we will work against it by our pride that wants to stand out separate from the rest. But when we stand together it is a positive example to the world, and others may be drawn to the Lord. Like the words of the hymn goes, “We are one in the spirit we are one in the Lord… And we pray that all unity may one day be restored. And they will know we are Christians by our love, by our love, and they will know that we are Christians by our love.”
Challenge for today: Help be a unity builder and stand tightly with others in the Body of Christ.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy