I was always taught that if you can´t say anything nice, don´t say anything at all. Our spirits are low & frustration is high. We have begun to dread the weekends, it means that everything is shut down & we have two more days of silence. Tyler & I are both sick, so far Martha is holding strong. A good night´s rest has become a thing of the past with all of the coughing & we are not using pillows for awhile until we know the lice are gone for good.
This afternoon I was able to call a few friends & family back at home while the kids watched a movie. It was great to have some words of encouragement & prayers spoken over me. Martha talked to Ronnie tonight & he told her about specific people who asked about us at church tonight & it means so very much that you are praying for us daily. I can hardly think about home, family & our friends & not get teary-eyed.
Matthew 14:22-33 was our bible story tonight. Thankful for the lesson, God´s perfect timing.
Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
At the dinnermesa,