Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Germans aren't reading my journal.

This morning, I called the E-tap hotel in Germany and explained I was from the group in Wales who left yesterday morning.

The owner's English is quite good (though he says he only knows a little), but I wasn't sure if he knew the word, "journal" so I explained its a book that I write in.

His response? "Yes, we have. We do not read." I started cracking up! I love that he wanted to assure me my thoughts were not being exposed to the entire E-tap staff over the last 24 hours!

Hopefully, it will be in the mail in the next few days. Thanks for praying.
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I walked into town today for probably one of the last times. Memory lane, it was. It's a beautiful day in Wales today and my awareness of God's mercy and His sweet nearness are at an increased level. I received another Starbucks gift card from my amazing parents in the mail when I got home yesterday, so got a vanilla frap with a shot of espresso, and opened my study Bible to Ps. 116.

I commend it to you.

Verse 7 says, "Return, O my soul, to Your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you."

I love this verse. It's like, I get this picture of my heart once resting, suddenly "waking up" in the middle of the night to make sure everything's ok...and then this is what is said to me.

"Soul, go back to resting. Don't strive. Don't try to figure things out. Rest! God has dealt BOUNTIFULLY with you! Look at His blessings all around! He is caring for you. He is awake. He watches. No evil will be allowed to befall your tent."

In Ps. 37 it says, "He will act." Those three words have brought tremendous comfort and hope over the last year. He has, He is, and He will. Acting is what HE does. He acts on my behalf. Me? I'm supposed to rest in Him.

Oh, what a scandalous gospel this is!

2 comments:

flfreckles.blogspot.com said...

Who-hoo!! Praise God about your journal, and I commend you for the way you handled it. It challenged me because if I had lost mine I would have probably been pretty sad :( Thanks for your example!! Love you!!

Jennifer said...

awwww...they aren't reading it. HILarious!