Gramps on Vaca
“The heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the Lord. For who in the skies is comparable to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty is like the Lord? A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him? O Lord God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty Lord” (Psalm 89:5-8).
Hey Gang: We just returned from a fabulous trip to Louisville, Ky where we attended the Gospel Quartet Convention. Wow, 6000 people crammed into a basketball arena, all Praising God with one accord. Long lines at restaurants, long lines at bathrooms, long lines at the concessions stands!
There were four sessions on consecutive evenings lasting six hours; crowded hallways, seats that were too narrow with minimal leg room. Buttttt, I never heard a word of complaint, no pushing and shoving to get ahead and there were always people available to help any who were handicapped or advanced in age. It was truly a battery charging experience and we are signed up for next year. I witnessed many, many times when people denied self and reached out to help their neighbor. It was wonderful!
I have prayed fervently that God would show me His will for ‘Gramps Morning Thoughts’ and feel comfortable in allowing Gramps to take a short vacation. We are enroute to Kansas and a family union Friday and Saturday; then to Bartlesville, Oklahoma where we will volunteer at Voice of Martyrs for nineteen days , and from there -possibly to Branson, Missouri to recharge our batteries before returning home.
The work schedule at VOM is an eight hour day, five days a week, which-for these 70’s+ - does not leave much time for preparing the blogs and emails. There are more than one hundred blogs atGrampsmornngthoughts.blogspot.com. You are welcome to go and reread the earlier ones.
This does not mean that I will not send a morning message out periodically or if the Lord lays a special message on my heart.
Soooooo, my friends and neighbors, we will be on a very fast track for the next month and ask that you cover us with your prayers: pray for strength, safety on the roads, and ask God to use us to be strong witness for Him.