“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you;
I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
We know these verses in Genesis were not written about the United States, but hopefully God will continue to richly bless us.
Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – Monday and Tuesday
August 30th Readings
August 31st Readings
I know there are many people sick. Jason just told us of a thirteen year old boy who passed away due to covid. His mother is hospitalized with covid. We all have much to be thankful for. Make of list of your blessings and you’ll be surprised how many things you have to be thankful for. Do your part in being helpful to others in their time of need.
Hurricane Ida was certainly a strong storm and definitely came right through our area. I was told everyone had similar stories of lots of damage and no people injured. We have been at home except for one brief ride to check on the cemetary. The road was blocked with trees, so closer inspection will came later. At home, I’ll just say God “thinned” many of our trees, mostly pines. We are safe, blessed, and so thankful! We’re all “in the same boat” of patiently waiting for utility people to accomplish their tremendous task of finding problems, repairing, and reconnecting (in my common folk terminology). I must also mention those who pulled extra shifts at hospitals, worked extra hours as first responders, kept stores open for people to make “one more run” for something they will need. Thanks for the ones who will come from outside our area and help rebuild homes, roads, power lines, etc. here.
I hope you have checked with many friends and neighbors to learn if they are okay. I also hope your friends and neighbors have checked on you. We have had a number of people check on us. We are thankful they cared and followed through with action.
Please continue to pray for other countries and for our country. I am proud and thankful for the great country and wonderful people when we live. May our nation continue to set the bar higher and higher for ourselves and for others.