Phil 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ
This year has amazed me with these Scripture references I just “randomly “stuck into different weeks being exactly what I needed for that week. If God can use such a little thing to bring comfort or encouragement to me on a weekly basis, just think how much He cares and is concerns Himself in every aspect of your life too!
What a beautiful verse to come up for Christmas Eve day. Jesus was the epitome of beginning and ending the “good work” of salvation for us. As I start my much-needed break, I look back over the year and sometimes wonder, “Did I really accomplish anything? Will what I have done ever be of value?”
This verse is such an encouragement to stay faithful – He who has called you to whatever task He’s given you is not discouraged, overwhelmed or puzzled. He began a work with you, and He’s not going to quit on you. So don’t quit on yourself. Sometimes you (at least I do) need a breather, a chance to step back and renew, but remember this verse assures us we can be confident He’ll continue to work in us until Christ returns or calls us home. What a good thought as we approach the end of another year.
Merry Christmas to all – and may the peace and joy of this season stay and grow in your hearts as we face whatever 2024 throws at us!
We have barely any snow (shock!) but the hoarfrost was absolutely lovely - tiny delicate spikes on my ironwork!
February 26, 2021
What a week! As a teacher on a Hutterite colony for grade 5-12, life is non-stop from 9:00-3:30. This coming Friday is the end of quarter, so report cards will be due. So that always makes one extra busy.
But I had 2 highlights in this week.
The first: I came home and stumbled over something on my step. When I picked it up and entered, I found out I was holding MY copy of my book! I felt like a mother receiving her first child. The awe and wonder of holding something I'd created and labored over for - yes, about nine months- well, that is quite the feeling.
The second: Last night the doorbell rang. I answered and a man stood there with a floral arrangement. I was sure he'd come to the wrong house, but he had the right name. Imagine my amazement when I saw that friends from the States had arranged these lovely roses to be delivered to celebrate this milestone in my life. In today's Covid restrictions, such a thoughtful, kind gesture means SO much! I never get flowers, so I'm still just smiling over it.