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Mar 24

Thank you, Lord, for the slightly open window this morning, and throughout the night! It is lovely to wake up to the scent and feel of fresh air in the camper, instead of the stale overheated air caused by having the heater on during the night! My little self worries about the coming Texas heat… and inside I am cringing, just thinking about those over-90 degree days that are coming all too quickly. I don’t know if I will be able to escape any of it, or if I will go north for part of the summer. But at least my people here are WELL aware of my aversion to heat, AND I DO have awesome projects that CAN keep me busy indoors for years even — certainly throughout the whole summer! Still, my little heart mourns for my native Michigan… at least this time of year, and for the next several months (until about October or November). Lord, YOU created me just how I am. You see all that is in me, all that I can and cannot tolerate, all that can stretch me and make me grow. I lay myself into your faithful and loving Hands, willing to be and to go wherever you will for me, Lord. I trust you completely. Help me to be found faithful and pleasing to you. Amen.

 
Matthew 25:19-30 ERV

“After a long time the master came home. He asked the servants what they did with his money. 
The servant who got five bags brought that amount and five more bags of money to the master. The servant said, ‘Master, you trusted me to care for five bags of money. So I used them to earn five more.’ 
“The master answered, ‘You did right. You are a good servant who can be trusted. You did well with that small amount of money. So I will let you care for much greater things. Come and share my happiness with me.’ 
“Then the servant who got two bags of money came to the master. The servant said, ‘Master, you gave me two bags of money to care for. So I used your two bags to earn two more.’ 
“The master answered, ‘You did right. You are a good servant who can be trusted. You did well with a small amount of money. So I will let you care for much greater things. Come and share my happiness with me.’ 
“Then the servant who got one bag of money came to the master. The servant said, ‘Master, I knew you were a very hard man. You harvest what you did not plant. You gather crops where you did not put any seed. 
So I was afraid. I went and hid your money in the ground. Here is the one bag of money you gave me.’ 
“The master answered, ‘You are a bad and lazy servant! You say you knew that I harvest what I did not plant and that I gather crops where I did not put any seed. 
So you should have put my money in the bank. Then, when I came home, I would get my money back. And I would also get the interest that my money earned.’ 
“So the master told his other servants, ‘Take the one bag of money from that servant and give it to the servant who has ten bags. 
Everyone who uses what they have will get more. They will have much more than they need. But people who do not use what they have will have everything taken away from them.’ 
Then the master said, ‘Throw that useless servant outside into the darkness, where people will cry and grind their teeth with pain.’ 

 

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