Gretchen returned from her time in the states so I am very happy. She has offered to help with the visitors. Christina will do the scheduling and Gretchen will greet the visitors, purchase the food and help with the cleaning of the visitor’s quarters. God is so good.
Josh and the Huntsville, Al team arrived last night. They will be working on the bathrooms in Vencedires dorm.
The more you love something the greater the disappointment will be if you do not get it. Disappointment is a horrible feeling we experience when reality doesn’t match expectations. Proverbs 15:13 “A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed”.
Proverbs 17:22 “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones”. Disappointment if left unchecked will lead to discouragement which can lead to disillusionment which can lead to depression which can lead to total defeat.
Moses, in one chapter, sees a burning bush and the very next chapter when he is in front of pharaoh asking him to free the people of God the magicians imitate the exact same action with the rods turning into snakes.
Finally, after 10 plagues, pharaoh lets the people go only to send his Army to destroy Moses. The life of Moses was like ours. There are highs and lows. High: the Red Sea opens. Low: three days later the people are complaining. High: Mt Sinai and the 10 commandments. Low: comes down the mountain and the people are having an orgy and worshipping a golden calf.
Moses’s life ends on a low as he does not get to enter the Promised Land. But Hebrews 11 says that Moses stayed firm and looked for his reward. (Heaven) Am I looking for heaven? Are you?