October 1, 2020
Hope you are enjoying the day. We started out with rain again but love that the sun came out later. I made cookies and egg dishes this morning. I made Al pumpkin pancakes last night and we both loved them and will have more.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
What a beautiful time of the year to be traveling with the many brightly hued leaves and woods that is aflame with color. But soon change will come and the terrain will look rather stark and barren of color. Just as our journey through the different seasons of life, we travel various types of roads. Some beautiful and comfortable roads we may prefer to stay on, and others that are barren and difficult we would rather not travel at all. But God knows what is best for our growth and it is up to Him. It says in Jer. 29:11 (The Message), “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” Jeremiah spoke these words to a people who were in exile and to encourage them things would eventually get better. Just like in the winter time when we are battling snow storms, we know spring will come and it will get better. Maybe we are on a hard road right now and life seems barren, know that God has a plan and a future for us. Just recently I was made aware of a difficult road that one of the residents here at our apt. complex is traveling. I found her slouched in her car with the door open when I parked next to her. I asked her what was the trouble and she was weak and dizzy and nauseated and unsteady. I helped her to her room and took her vital signs and found out her blood pressure was extremely high. I asked her who I should call but she had no one. No one! Her husband was dead, her son-in-law died and her daughter died of brain cancer and all that is left is 3 grandsons, two who have special needs. I talked to her Doctor’s nurse and was told to bring her to emergency. We were there several hours as they did tests on her, a head scan etc.; her BP went even higher so they kept her overnight. Our hearts hurt for her as she is traveling on a difficult road right now and yet there is hope for the Lord is with her; and who knows when He will put her in a different season again.
Challenge for today: Thank the Lord for whatever season He has you in right now!
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy