Sunday, August 22nd, 2021
Happy Sunday to you! ☀️🌻☀️
It is rather late for me to be posting [2:30am] or relatively too early depending upon when you start and end your day. I felt a call to read some passages in my Bible before going to sleep. I may be extra tired when I awake but I am determined to still wake early enough to make it to church today. I have recently started in person attendance after many, many months and I was overwhelmed at the welcoming back by my church family. I should not have been overwhelmed or had feelings of over joy because that’s what my family church does…we love people! My work schedule makes it hard for me to “want to” wake up early but I am always thankful that I do once I get up and going. I’ve never been a morning person which is completely weird because everyone in my family loves rising early in the morning. I’m much more a sunset kind of person, sun rises are great if I’m still awake to see them! Below is a beautiful picture of the night sky when I left work today/last night.
Indianapolis International Airport
— Night Sky August 21, 2021 —
I am wishing you a wonderful Sunday no matter when and where you enjoy it. I pray that you may see the love of Jesus all around you. Know that you are loved, you are seen and you are heard by your Heavenly Father. I am grateful to all of you for your support of my blog and for all the encouragement I receive from you. YOU are a BLESSING.
Quotes from, “The C.S.Lewis Bible” NRSV, for Reading, Reflections and Inspiration.
Unless the religious claims of the Bible are again acknowledged, its literary claims will, I think, be given only “mouth honour” and that decreasingly. . . It is, if you like to put it that way, not merely a sacred book but a book so remorselessly and continuously sacred that it does not invite, it excludes or repels, the merely aesthetic approach. You can read it as literature only by a tour de force. You are cutting the wood against the grain, using the tool for a purpose it was not intended to serve. It demands incessantly to be taken on its own terms: it will not continue to give literary delight very long except to those who go to it for something quite different.
Towards the end of C. S. Lewis’ life he was ask what he thought of the practice of daily devotions, he answered…
“We have our New Testament regimental orders upon the subject. I would take it for granted that everyone who becomes a Christian would undertake this practice. It is enjoined upon us by Our Lord; and since they are his commands, I believe in following them. It is always just possible that Jesus Christ meant what he said when He told us to seek the secret place and to close the door.C.S.Lewis
~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.