2022 June 18

Day        94°     Sunny. Highs in the upper 90s. South winds 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast this afternoon.
Night     75°     Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.

A day of rest and more rest. The most ambitious thing I did today was make a loaf of whole wheat bread in the bread machine. With my fog filled brain I forgot to put salt into it. Without the salt to temper the yeast’s activity, the dough bubble up and collapsed in upon itself making a stunted loaf. We are eating it anyway. The taste is also a little off without salt to intensify it.

Jack Fortin said it this way, “We need a big enough mission to warrant community and a strong enough community to sustain the mission.

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©2022 Thomas E Williams

One thought on “2022 June 18

  1. Jairus is the leader of the synagogue, the most important man in the community. Yet he would trade the whole package of privileges for just one assurance—that his daughter will live. The Jairus in this story is a blind man begging for a gift. He fell at Jesus’ feet, “saying again and again, ‘My daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so she will be healed and will live’” (Mark 5:23 NCV).

    But before Jesus and Jairus get very far, emissaries from Jairus’s house arrive, saying the daughter is dead. Jesus immediately turns to Jairus: “Don’t be afraid; just believe” (v. 36). He is asking Jairus to make a choice. When tragedy strikes we, too, are left to choose what we see: either the hurt or the Healer. Jairus made his choice. He opted for faith and Jesus. May we do likewise.

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