Dear Ones,
Hope you have a wonderful day full of blessings. I just baked Choc Chip cookies and later going to my exercise class and then Craft Time gathering. Tonight we have soup supper and Lenten service and lay people preaching. Next week Al will be doing it. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  A favorite hymn of mine is Great is Thy Faithfulness, and it is one that I would like sung at my funeral someday. This hymn was written by Thomas Chisholm who was born in a log cabin in Kentucky in 1866. He had no formal schooling but became a teacher at age16. He received the Lord at age 27 during a revival and was ordained Pastor when 37. He wrote 1200 poems and many of them became hymns, and this one seems to speak to me. I often find myself singing it to the Lord while I am in the car driving to my exercise class or on the trail when I am alone with the Lord..
              “Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
              There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
              Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
               As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
              Great is Thy faithfulness!
              Great is Thy faithfulness!
              Morning by morning new mercies I see:
              All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
              Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!”
    I love to meditate on the faithfulness of the Lord who is the same yesterday, today and forever; (Heb. 13:8) He doesn’t change like shifting shadows. Though people change and everything in our world is changing, yet the Lord remains the same. (This was especially important to me when we were going through a trial in our church some time ago.) His presence is always, always, with us to cheer us and to guide us. He wondrously forgives us and pardons our sin for we are not worthy to come to Him in our own righteousness. We can count on Him to give us strength and hope when everything around us gives way. He is not going anywhere! He is right beside us and is compassionate with us and will see us through. Let us rest in His love and mercy and ask for grace to be a faithful follower of His.
Challenge for today: Sing your familiar favorite hymn to the Lord.
Blessings on your day and prayers and Love, Judy