Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pictures from a buffet dinner on the Sea of Galilee. They made fresh bread and Hummus at the stations above. You can see how big the bread is that she is holding up. I wanted to share one, but Robbie wanted us to each have one. If you can see Robbie above- her mouth is full like a chipmunk storing up for the winter. LOL. Every night we had salad, bread, and a lot of dessert. This buffet did have french fries. I was in heaven!! This was our first full day in Israel. Robbie's husband and mine had already text us and told us to catch the next flight back to Charlotte. We were kinda stressed from this, but our husbands did fine and we had the time or our lives.

I just wanted to share a quick scripture with you. Luke 22: 31- " Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you. Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers." You can not be "Sifted" unless God gives Satan the OK to do so. Hard to believe, but what ever sifting we go through only strengthens us for our brothers. So take what you learn during the "sifting" and help someone in need.  God has a overall plan- and a plan for us. What we are going through now is preparing us for his kingdom. Jesus told Peter that he would pray for him. Just think, when we have trials and hear, "I am praying for you". Sometimes I think, I need more than prayer- throw me a rope!!! But remember that Jesus is at the right hand of God and that he is praying us through the situation. If you are calling Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour then Satan feels threatened by you. He will do everything in his power to destroy us. During the Sifting- we should pray more, read his word more, fast, etc. Draw near to God and he will draw near to us. I'll pray for you also,that God will strengthen you and keep you and your family safe. Be strong!!!
Saved by Grace,