Late afternoon here. Dear Wife is having a bout of nausea. Possibly from all the new meds? we never know. Always an adventure. She took a very long, several hour, nap in the bedroom after lunch. Probably got overheated, she wanted the little A/C unit in there cranked up to max, then got under blankets. With a cat curled up to her -- they put off a LOT of heat!
We shall see.
Saturday is set to be the Day for the big cookout here/next door, the welcome for the newborn (5 weeks old, going on 6) for the Great-Nephew. Wife is supposed to be concocting some sort of super-fancy cake for the Great Event. We shall see.
That concocting is supposed to be going on tomorrow. I've semi-committed to go up the road a few miles and help carry books around for a foreign mission endeavor that is sending stuff off to east Africa. Lets the womenfolk socialize without me being the "wet blanket" for it all. And the work needs to be done, I'd hoped to be over there last week but the claims upon me for the last few weeks have intervened.
Took a bit of a walk earlier, something that I enjoy. And a song in my mind the whole time, and since. One that is always familiar, but I can't remember the last time I sang it.
Open My Eyes That I May See dates back to around 1894, written just before the author, Clara Scott, was killed in an accident. There are some accounts of this great hymn, here is just one of them.
This is one of those that, once it is in mind, you can't let go, you just can't.
The Old Testament reading is Psalms 50, 51, and 52.
Psalm 51 is another personal favorite/
Our reading in the New Testament is verses 1-25 of chapter 27 in the Acts of the Apostles.
Paul, bearing the Gospel message, is heading for Rome, where he will die.
And the very seas oppose it. I struggle with the "why" of that. Was it Satan's work, trying to prevent the spread of the Gospel? Was it the Lord, demonstrating that Paul's journey was blessed and would prevail no matter what? Was it, and Paul's reactions, a way of bringing that message even to those sailors? What of them after all of this? Were some of them converts and future carriers of the Word of God? Good questions, all of them.