I guess this counts as being pretty late in the month. The great-niece was outside yesterday riding a scooter around, and without a coat on! Very glad to see it!
We're planning to call the doctor this morning. Wife has been in some real pain for several days. From the location and the circumstances, it might be gall bladder problems: not good. Or it might be a flare of gastritis. Or something else, there's no M.D. after my name. So we shall see what the doc wants to do. And she's already scheduled to go to the one site on Tuesday morning to be equipped with a CPAP device for her awful sleep apnea. The way it's being set up, we'll be getting the machine on a "rent-to-own" arrangement. So we'll have that.
Of course, that Tuesday appointment coincides with us "watching" the great-niece from next door, so we'll haul a 4-year-old (who we love dearly) off to an appointment like this. Should be all kinds of "fun", but there's not much option open.
So we'll have an interesting few days.
A couple of nominees for the song of the day, and I like them both
Ever feel that things were impossible, the Lord isn't helping, and it all feels hopeless? Probably we've all been there. We've wondered if the Lord has rejected us, or if the problem is beyond His help or His interest. Sure we have.
But we're wrong to do that.
So song 1 is "My Name is Lazarus". No, the incidents related are out of order. But as they note in the first verse, this is an illustration. Take it as such. Lazarus had quite a testimony. So do some of us.
The second nomination is entitled "Four Days Late".
We sometimes want the Lord to do what we want, and right now too. Doesn't necessarily work that way. Again, how much do we trust Him? Sometimes -- and I'm there now, perhaps -- we get worried when we need Him and there's no sign of Him. Sometimes, and it was mentioned in church yesterday, we need to remember that we're supposed to be focusing on the eternal, not on the worldly.
Our Old Testament passage is chapters 19 and 20 of Joshua. Might be interesting to look up these places on a map.
The passage from the New Testament is verses 17-39 of chapter 5 of the Gospel of Luke.