A Blessed Day to all. This is the day we gather together for a time of prayer, praise, and proclamation of the Word of the Lord to we, His people. It is a great grace and blessing to be so blessed as to be in His presence in this special way and time. He is there, among us. I don't deserve that, not by any means, but He has reached down to bless me in this and in many other ways. Grateful does not begin to cover it all.
Dear Wife is continuing to recover from her ordeal(s) of the last few weeks, the Big One on Friday being one. The General Anesthesia that they had her under is something that she does not shake off very well, and is still dragging somewhat. So am I, frankly. We shall endure, regardless.
In a quiet moment yesterday, an old song came to mind and I couldn't shake it. One of those I recall from childhood (some seeds got planted) with a worthy phrase, " loyal forever" The hymn is titled "True Hearted, Whole Hearted". Several versions of it are available. I like the music on this one, here, but the lyrics are displayed here. Yes, "faith is the watch word". Hadn't heard this one in many years, nor thought of it either. Now, well, it's stuck in my mind. A call to be whole-hearted, not lukewarm. I'm guilty of that, more often than not. Or, sometimes, worse.
Our reading from the Old Testament is chapters 3, 4, and 5 of 1st Chronicles. More of the names and relationships whose actions affect us even today.
I Chronicles 4
I Chronicles 5
The reading for the day in the New Testament is verses 1-20 of chapter 8 in the Gospel of John.
This includes the account of His decision in the case of the woman caught in the act of adultery. I promise that she was not the same person that night as she had been that morning. When you meet Jesus, that's what is supposed to happen.