Dear Ones,
Happy weekend to you! Today we are going to the wedding of our nieces’ daughter, Taylor, who many of you have prayed for, especially when she was on her 9- month mission trip. We thank the Lord for the wonderful godly man that God has brought into her life, and we will be going to Hackensack today for the wedding. We plan to stay at our daughter’s and go to hear Leif preach tomorrow before the family picnic. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Al and I often remark, “We are getting old!” Tomorrow we will celebrate our 58th anniversary of married life together and we thank the Lord for each day. Where we live at Northern Lakes, many have lost their mates and look forward to joining their spouses in heaven one day. But in the meantime, we must make each day on earth count. Like David said in Psalm 39:4-5, “O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! Behold, you have made my days a few hand breadths and my life is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath!”                                                                                                                                
 Life is short and fleeting and David goes on to say his hope is in the Lord. When we know Him, then death is just the beginning, and we have an eternity with Him and all believers. Each day we live should be for His glory and to show others the way. Our lives are to be living examples of those who love Him, which will be expressed in the way we live. Mercy and grace will flow from us to others, and a humble attitude of knowing how much we need God’s forgiveness. Compassion and kindness should be expressed in our relationships and patience for others, as well as for ourselves. No matter what is going on in our world, we have hope for it rests in Him and not in circumstances or the government. We have confidence and expectation that rests in God’s promises and character.                                                    
  Let us not be shaken by what happens around us but cling to the Lord. David says in Psalm 62:2, “He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.”

Let us live in His peace and share His love until our last beath when we join the angelic chorus in glory and life begins.

Challenge for today: Ask the Lord for an opportunity to share Him with another today.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy