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Notes from Sara – October 2019

​I have an e-mail friend whom I met on mission trips to Jamaica a number of years ago. Every once in a while she sends me a “gem”. I received some recently. No author is given for these latest words which I felt compelled to share.

Once all villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of the prayer all the people gathered but only one came with an umbrella. THAT’S FAITH!

​When you throw babies in the air they laugh because they know you will catch them. THAT’S TRUST!

​Every night we go to bed without any assurance of being alive the next morning but still we set the alarms to wake up.  ​THAT’S HOPE!

​We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future. THAT’S CONFIDENCE!

​We see the world suffering but still we get married and have children.  THAT’S LOVE!

​On an old man’s shirt was written a sentence, “I am 80 years old. I am sweet sixteen with 64 years of experience.  THAT’S ATTITUDE!

​What neat words, good words to shape our lives around, our attitudes and outlooks on life.  Our faith!  What more can I say but “keep the faith!” – “keep the love!”

​“Faith of our Fathers we will love; Both friend and foe in all of our strife; And preach thee, too as love knows how, By kindly words and virtuous life.”

For the body does not consist of one member but of many. – Make love your aim, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts.  I Corinthians 12:14a & 14:1a

Sara Downs

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