Readings: Amos 7:7-15, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29
We spent some time with family in California, and were blessed with the opportunity to walk on the beach and through a park on the 4th of July. We saw a slice of America at her best. Flags flying, people wearing red, white and blue, picnic spots decorated, even dogs wore patriotic collars and hats. Families and friends were packed together, getting along, each having meals and having fun. Frisbees and flip flops, hot dogs and dogs chasing balls into the surf, kids building sand castles, and teenagers tanning. I love the beach when it’s crowded, and I love it even more when it’s cloudy and chilly and there are only a few hardy souls shivering on the shore. Our whole day was pure fun. I hope yours was, too. We can forget to have fun sometimes when life is busy or circumstances are heavy or we battle disease and pain. Why don’t we share God’s love and joy with someone we know who is hurting? Let’s look hard for little blessings and try to have some fun this weekend. In Ephesians 1, Paul ends sections with variations of “to the praise of His glory” and that’s how we should do everything - “to the praise of his glorious grace”!
Praising God for fun blessings and for you!