12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2017 #11

“On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…”

FAITH!

Faith that when the pipes freeze up in the house, Hubby (who is beyond wise when it comes to fixing things) will come up with the answer (and he did). Faith, that in a few weeks, I will probably be complaining about the weather being way too hot (and I will). Faith that a kitten’s tummy ache will get better (and she is eating). Faith that eventually this cold will bite the dust (I’m still waiting). Faith that God hears all my prayers before the whispers even emerge from my heart (AND HE DOES).

“On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: 11 pipers piping…”

Do I really think it was a coincidence that on the day of 11 pipers piping, our pipes froze after all the cold days we’ve had this week? I think not. God’s sense of irony just leaves me shaking my head and laughing as I bring in the water jugs from the garage. I know in my heart it’s just His way of reminding me that I need to laugh at myself and at what life hands me. So half frozen (me and the water jugs), I pour slush into the dog’s water dish since they can’t drink out of the toilet. Ryndi sticks her nose in but refuses to drink anything unless it is dirty stream water or toilet water. Younger girl being not so fussy, drinks it half down. Good thing I have a few more water jugs left to get through the day because labs drink lots of water.

“The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.”~Ps 145:18

The 12 Days of Christmas is almost complete. The song reminds me that Christ left 11 disciples behind when He returned to the Father. 11 disciples who had a new song to pipe into the world. 11 disciples whose pipes carried Living Waters to those who had ears to listen and eyes to see. 11 disciples who were FAITH-filled to the Great Commission He had given to them.

And so once more – My Father brings me full circle. FAITH. Laughter. Pipes of Living Water. A commissioned song to sing to the world. FAITH! Things to remember during the closing of Christmas 2017.

“Later as they were eating, Jesus appeared to the eleven and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.…~Mk 16:15  pipers   [google image]

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