Covid-19 had nothin’ on this day.
I could easily share more but to keep with the pattern, here are…
- Lots of Outdoors’ Stuff: It was a full day of being outside. After a pancake breakfast courtesy of the master chef (Liz), I headed outside to do some work on an ongoing backyard project (more to come on that in future days) and got quite a bit further than I would’ve hoped. THEN, the boys were wanting to go down to the church to jam a bit (Timo was particularly missing the drums). Since it’s only a kilometer away (1/2 mile) and we knew we could close the gate behind us, the three of us went (#StillSocialDistanced 🙂 ). I mowed part of the yard and Timo finished the rest while Dominic made a video for his Sunday School kids.
- The Bees’ Knees: I also checked on the bees yesterday. I’m allowed to leave home for them because the government considers them to be like any other type of livestock that need tending to. Bees need less than many types of livestock, but they need it nonetheless. I was delighted to have to add an extra box to each my 3 hives because the colonies were doing so well. One was absolutely jam-packed. In the second one, they’d even begun storing honey up top between the top of the frames and the lid (see pic below). That’s a good sign.
- Psalm 19.7-10: “7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.“
In talking about the word of God (his law, testimony, statutes, commandments & judgements), the psalm-writer says that they are sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.
After dipping my finger in this spilled honey today and popping some honeycomb in my mouth to squeeze out it’s contents… I can tell you that it is sweet!
In times like these it’s easy to see that gold has lost some of its shine. People’s primary concern these days is not to amass wealth, but to find comfort, consolation and stability.
We find that in God’s word… time and time again, verse after verse, day after day… Every time we go looking in fact.
God bless and protect you today.
If you’re looking for some sweet comfort…
dig into his word!
During times of confinement, simple pleasures are taking on extra appeal, but they were commonplace in my grand-father’s era. Read about it in his journals that I published.