GoodThings & Covid-19: #11

GoodThings & Covid-19: #11

Since the weather is fairly nice and since space is a bit at a premium in the house, we opted to bring out the patio table & chairs this week (see pic below). It gives us an extra “room” … in this case a garden room … when we:

a) need a bit of fresh air or
b) need a little extra personal space…

Aside from that, here are…

Today’s #3GoodThings

  1. Plantstock: A neighbour was complaining yesterday about not being able to buy seedlings for his garden (garden centers are closed). That being said, I’m thankful for two things today:

    a) Since Liz got me that hoophouse for Christmas, I do have seedlings and was able to share a few with him.
    b) I’m forever taking cuttings of this or that, or, when I trim something, I use cuttings to make new plants with rooting hormone. So during a stroll around the yard today I was able to plant about 15 rosemary plants, California poppies and Brussel Sprouts.

    Having extra plants to work with is a #Good Thing (especially when they’re mostly free!!)
  2. 24hr Prayer Chain: Today, the United Pentecostal Church International has been engaged in a focused 24-hour prayer chain with regard to the Covid-19 situation… praying for governmental leaders & decision-makers, those directly affected by the virus, those affected by the economic impacts, etc. We all chose different 1-hr time slots and so focused prayer has been part of our day.

    It’s been good to be connected, through prayer, not only with other believers around France, but around the world. Do a new work Lord! That kind of connection is definitely a #GoodThing.
  3. Deuteronomy 29.5: (Moses speaking) “… and I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you and they shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.”

I was encouraged to come across this verse in my reading this morning, because it reminded me of God’s faithfulness and seemed appropriate also, during these troublesome times.

The children of Israel had been wandering in the wilderness for forty years, during which time – according to this verse – neither their shoes nor their clothes wore out. Pretty amazing! (With our growing boys… we have to renew footwear on a yearly basis!)

Yet God took care of them in exceptional circumstances. It may seem like a small thing, but in fact it’s huge. While living as nomads, they had enough to worry about without having to weave fabric or tan animal hides for shoe-leather.

God looked after them. …and in these exceptional circumstances, we are confident that God is looking after the details for us as well.

Trust in the Lord! He’s the same yesterday, today and forever and what he did back then, he can do again today for all of us.

Looking for some good reading while your other activities are limited? Read about simple pleasures… like home-made ice cream, from my grandfather’s journal.

McKees Mills, Simple Pleasures

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