JOY --- Jesus On the JourneY

Friday, March 30, 2012

Celebration Week - Friday

Terry and I were working on a time-line for Teri last night (You all will love the powerpoint she has put together) – Looking back at all the various happenings in the past 12 ½ years was certainly a revealer of all our Father has done in this time.  We have had a wonderful past and a glorious future awaits us!!!!

Tomorrow and Sunday are going to be one of those events in the history of our church family

The words “day of preparation” have been in my mind these past 24 hours – so I did a search and saw that it was mentioned in each gospel as the day Jesus was crucified –.  I have been seeing this week as a preparation time. 

It was also time to ready themselves for the Sabbath –to honor and give glory to God.  The Israelites had their special yearly festivals and every now and then had a Jubilee!!!   
Josh7 – They were told to consecrate themselves in preparation for tomorrow ( a special event that God was going to perform)

Let’s think of today as a day of preparation – let’s ask for those wonderful memories of all HE’s done in our lives – let’s reconcile relationships and ask for HIS love to flow through us.  Let’s spend time in prayer.

.  I think one of your greatest joys this weekend will be watching the kids play on our property.  It was for me on Sunday as we worked another clean-up day –watching  the Jenkins and Rays kids playing and helping all afternoon in HIS beautiful park –

 I’m including a picture of last night’s Kids’ Univ. beginning their garden – they had a blast in this park!!! 

My mind has gone back to several verses this week that guided and sustained us during this 12 year journey . . .

Deut 7:7  The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. (THAT SOUNDS LIKE US)
8  But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath he swore to your forefathers that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
9       Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. (THAT’S ALL THOSE THAT WE ARE PREPARING THIS PLACE FOR)

AND . . . .

Deut 10:17  For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.
18  He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.
19  And you are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt.
20  Fear the LORD your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name.
21  He is your praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.

Can’t wait for us to celebrate together all weekend!

Love you,
Jan & Terry

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