Late July of 08:
The morning is fresh, cool. There is a slight breeze bringing coolness to my skin. The fountain sings in the background, a compliment to the birdsong in the air. Fewer birds sing now as the sun paints the sky pink on the clouds and blue in the air. The clouds are wispy, spray across the blue expanse, the moon a crisp sliver reflecting the rising sun.
No insectsong, no peepers as the night recedes, they become silent and sleep or feed on the rest of the population awakening for another day.
…reliance on God. Teach me your paths, guide me in your truth/Word for you are my God, my savior.
(saving from poverty, disease, depression, attack)
I Corinthians 12:11-31
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. …For the body does not consist of one member but of many. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another…
Body of many parts, all different, all having purpose, all of equal value.
Which part are you? When He teaches me His will, I must then do it, for Luke records Jesus stating “the servant who knows [God’s] will and does not get ready or does not do what he wants will be beaten with many blows.” We suffer many times because we are not doing what he has taught us to do. If we do not like “the many blows,” we must do what we know to do. (duh) 🙂