He knows how important the blog is to me to communicate, and for me to be Beth, and when when our site got hacked with a virus, he stayed up all night to fix it… and so while i have the blog back, he has had to disable the photo galleries temporarily because there are bits of virus still there. (Try back tomorrow for the galleries.)
Having watched a little part of the virus eradicating process last night and more this morning, i cant help but think of cancer… we noticed some tiny problem on New Year’s when Katherine tried to post For Auld Lang Syne? Whatever that means… and we had no clue how large the problem really was, none at all. Katherine and I tried a few fixes but accomplished nothing.
Then we took it to the pro (Tony), and waited for an appointment, (he did have other things to do, like work) and when he got to examining it, he uncovered a huge problem. We are still not sure where it began, and his first response yesterday was to limit its ability to infect you or any more of us… he shut down our site to ensure visitors wouldn’t get anything.
okay this metaphor is running out…
And in a few hours, Katherine and I will be leaving for Winnipeg. I have written notes to teachers, Katherine made two casseroles for the troops here, we shopped, I have some phone calls to make, and some music CD’s to find as well as some Beth Moore teachings. My baby netbook needs to be loaded with photos. And the juicer put into the car. George filled up Patrick (KB’s car) with petrol last night.
I am using a Bible reading plan in 2010 suggested by John Piper, M’Cheyene reading plan accompanied by two free online volumes by D. A. Carson. Dr. Carson has written “For the Love of God,” vol I and vol II, these volumes comment on the passages in the M’Cheyene plan as you go along. Yesterday reading Ezra 3, Carson points out that this decision to return to the promised land and to rebuild the Temple finds the people with fear and yet still resolute. This finds them rejoicing and awe-filled that they are chosen to be a part of such a huge work of God, and weeping as they look back.
Here are the emotions of a group of people committed, in difficult circumstances, to doing God’s will.
That’s us folks, a big simmering pot of those same emotions, but we are committed to doing his will, come what may… words i type with trepidation, but I type with confidence. Thank you for joining us on the journey, please pray for us, for healing, for provision of our needs, strength and resources to meet obligations, and abundance of joy and love to serve the people God brings onto our paths.
With so much boundless love, I reach out to you across the little (maybe they are big) internetty wires and hug you and pray God’s greater Love to be visible and tangible to you today.