I completed the monthly finances & the monthly newsletter and sent them to Debbie.
Gretchen & Brandi visited Rotary & they are considering helping us as a sponsor club. That would be huge for Casa so pray they will do so.
Larry & Sue arrived so now I have someone my age to play with. We laughed until nearly 8pm which was my bedtime.
As you know two weeks ago Luis passed away. He had turned 18 & said, “I am tired of dialysis & diet & I want to be with my family.” Jose’, who was a little older, left at the same time & now is very ill. He called & asked if he could come this Sunday & give his testimony because he realizes his time I short. He told me that he had not been a good example to Luis. I am sure it will be overwhelming for all of us.
“Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die and not live.” How would like to have been the person to tell a powerful king that he was to die? Even Queen Esther did not go before her own husband, the king, to give him bad news. You could get yourself executed for something even less than that.
Amos, the prophet, said, “The Lord God has spoken, who can but prophesy?” If you are a minister you MUST tell people what God has spoken to you. So Isaiah tells Hezekiah that he will die. Hezekiah did not even get angry. He went before the Lord in prayer.
It appears from scripture Hezekiah was in the prime of life but had an ulcer or tumor. A healthy person can become seriously ill over night. A wealthy person can become ill also over night. No one is immune to death. It is acoming to each and every one of us.
II KINGS 20:2-3 “Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying, I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in they sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.”
Just because we get bad news does not mean there is no way out if our heart is right with God. He trusted in God and the Lord added 15 years to his life. However, it would not be a good idea in the end.