Day 16

Day 16 of The Giving of Thanks.

African Violets.
The violets and more represented in this picture give me reasons to give thanks. These purple lovelies are a gift from one gone to Heaven. The framed watercolor of a fine Artist I call my friend. The shell gathered longer ago than I remember walking the beach with JT. The glass shelf, a labor of love. Memorabilia. When it brings us to thanks, it’s a really good thing.  

Joshua 4

19 Now the people came up from the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they camped in Gilgal on the east border of Jericho. 20 And those twelve stones which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up in Gilgal. 21 Then he spoke to the children of Israel, saying: “When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, ‘What are these stones?’ 22 then you shall let your children know, saying, ‘Israel crossed over this Jordan on dry land’; 23 for the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we had crossed over, 24 that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.”  source

And so today my desire and my hope are in days very soon that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.” 

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