Friday, 17 January 2014

fast and furious

Wow.  Coming home to Nassau has us off and running!  Beginning Sunday, we will be at church every night next week for "Consecration 2014," a yearly week of fasting and prayer in our church.  Sunday afternoon, we will also be hosting the College of the Bahamas students for lunch.  Then we have Kendall's 11th birthday on the 31st, a men's speaker arriving February 1st for a mini-conference, the Waite family arriving February 15th (also Keith's birthday) and the Planks arriving later in February.  Phew!  February promises to be fast and furious folks!

And in the wake of our two recent losses, our beloved pet and our dear Keva Poitier, we are still grieving, trying to put away Christmas decorations, and get back into the swing of school.  There are many other items on our plate as well right now, but we will be informing you of those in the days to come. 

God is near to us in our broken-heartedness.  His Holy Spirit is our Comforter.  We see the goodness of God.  We are excited for the days ahead, though the "last days" of late have been difficult.  It is a new year and we know God's mercies await us each day of it.  Here are some sunset pictures I took back in December.  Though they cannot capture the glory of God, they speak to it.

Psalm 19:
"The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky above
proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them,
and there is nothing hidden from its heat."