Thirty-five Years Thankful
Today Hilary and I celebrate our thirty-fifth wedding anniversary. Have a short holiday from work. Will be dealing with a contractor about a busted hot water heater. Will be celebrating together later in the day. Good wishes from my parents, children, friends. Heads bowed together in thanksgiving, remembering both good and difficult times, and God's sustaining comfort and power throughout.
As per my custom on milestone days in the year, I checked out Mr. Bagster's devotional entry in "Daily Light on the Daily Path". Give it a look:
We know that all things work together for good to them that love God - Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.--Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good.
All things are yours; whether . . . the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.--All things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
ROM. 8. 28. Ps. 76. 10.--Ge. 50. 20.
1 Co. 3. 21-23.--2 Co. 4. 15-17. Ja. 1. 2-4.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Hil. You are my love, my best friend and fellow traveler, my counsel and resting-place.