Please keep everyone in prayer - by name! There are many who are thinking of being our guests at the assemblies and gatherings. May God draw them in! Thanks for taking time - and having courage - to speak up about Jesus and His church - making a positive difference!
Several among us are in need of prayer as well:
Ruth's sister-in-law, Niki, has been admitted to the hospital today. Her situation appears to be quite serious - please especially pray for her and her family.
Karen's doctor decided to postpone surgery as the risk was too high. There is a possible plan to obtain a second opinion. Please call or write a word of encouragement to her - and her husband.
Joe Sr. is to be in Sheridan on the 23rd. Will be traveling on the 22nd and the 24th.
Joyce's thumb – today marks 4 weeks and 3 days since her surgery. The pin was removed Thursday and today was her first day of physical therapy. These procedures went well, but there is some swelling and pain. She has a persistent cough.
Marie's Dad: He is going into a Senior Citizen's home, but remains in good spirits.
Roxine's Hand Update: her fingers will be taped together for a few more weeks. The issue is that a tendon - a foreign cord - is jumping over her knuckles. If taping does not help, then surgery is indicated. (Having worked with Joyce - and a hand issue - I am very sympathetic!)
Rich's testing – went well. Thanks for praying!
Jody and Drew Dacus are enjoying getting settled in Worland – Glad you guys are here! Thanks for the hard work - already! (Kelcy was here over the weekend from OC - hopes to be back home again soon!)
The Wednesday Night for the Master is going well. Thanks so much for the conspicuous effort and creativity being shown! The activities include: Card Writing, Visiting, Scrap-booking (Worland Church History), Bible Class, Prayer Group, Cooking and Clean-up. What would you like to do? Do you have any activities to add – that you and others might enjoy? Let us know your ideas!
Please pray for: Canella's daughter, Chris McGee's friend and Chris as she ministers to her. There are others to pray for as well, please refer to the Bulletin.
Dean has returned from his business trip to California. Welcome back! (He will be performing some engineering modifications to his product - http://www.monalift.com/. Let's pray for wonderful success for his efforts and his business!)
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God did not have to present our world to us in color, but could have made it black & white - dull. He did not have to provide the beauty of sunsets and sunrises, white clouds racing across the deep blue sky, flowers, vibrant colors of fall or the many hues of the Wyoming rocks and hills. But he chose to do so, and gave us the ability to enjoy these views - these pleasant and sometimes inspiring images. Not to mention all the other senses - the ability to touch, taste, hear and perceive frangrancies.
The thought that comes to my mind is - what senses does God have in store for our new heavenly bodies, that we are to receive in the twinkling of an eye? What scenes will we see there? How much more will we understand then? What senses do we lack in the physical body that keep us from perceiving the spiritual realm? Paul said that then we will see face-to-face, but that now we see through a glass - darkly (dimly, obscurely) in I Corinthians 13:12. Oh what will we know then the we do not know now? What will the sound of Angels songs be like? What will the fruit from the tree of life taste like?
Imagine those who spend their entire earthly life studying the creation, without ever looking to the creator. The complexities of creation are astounding, from the smallest particle to the largest physical thing we can describe - there is great beauty - astonishing synergy - awe inspiring interactions are still being discovered. This beautiful place we inhabit could be so captivating, that someone could indeed study, learn and catalog - all without ever looking up to the Holy Father in Heaven. What a shock such a person will face on judgement day!
I'm reminded of a scripture that I believe applies:
Who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. (Rom 1:25)
Let us strive to continuously pray, find that the Joy of the Lord is indeed our strength, work out our own salvation in fear and trembling, visit the sick, fatherless and widows - and love the Lord our God with all of the heart, soul and mind!