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No. 10
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
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Getting to know God together.


The sky is blue outside.
The trees are filled with birds singing and twittering.
I have just gotten out of bed.
Soon the fresh water of my shower will make me all clean and ready for the day.
I love the smell of soap and the feel of soap lather, don't you?
I cook toast, and it melts the rich butter I spread on it. Honey as well would be nice.
UMMM, the smell of hot chocolate ready!
The movement of others in the house tells me another day has really begun.
I give thanks to God for just being alive.
How wonderful to live another day with my Heavenly Father.
I thank Him for the loveliness of little things.

Every day is a new beginning.
I am so glad God gave us day and night, because we are able to always start again.
If one day goes awfully wrong, we just sleep it off - and start again.
It would pretty awful if things just went on and on, and there was no night at all. God is so good.
There are always things to laugh at too.
Fun games with friends.
Running, swinging, splashing in a pool, throwing a ball, funny stories and pictures.
God is so good to make us who we are.

Yesterday was a hard day for me.
My car broke down.
I had to walk a long way to ring up my friend.
She had lost her car keys and had to use an old spare one.
Her car was almost impossible to start because the key was a bit broken.
My dog, Dolly, was vomiting when I finally got home.
I thought she was very sick indeed.
Today is another day. Dolly is better.
All the troubles are yesterday.
Today we are all going to the "Honey Bee" for morning tea.
There are swings, slides, animals and go-carts there.
We are taking a little boy, Jared, with us.

There are always lots of things to thank God for.
My car trouble was not that bad, soon fixed.
My friend's car keys were found.
No matter how hard troubles may be, we can always start again in a new day.
Thank your Heavenly Father for just being alive.
Let your Father God be your happiness for today, and be glad in Him.

"O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good:
for His mercy endureth for ever."
Psalm 136:1.

Get Mum to find and read Psalm 23 in the Bible for you.
Or find it yourself and read.


Do you realise that there are millionaires who would gladly trade places with you?

Yes you!
Why, because they are old and sick and you have your whole life ahead of you.
Do you realise that there are famous people in the world, film stars, sports men and women, who would give anything to be you? Why, because they are at the end of their lives and have made personal disasters of themselves. But your life is just beginning for you, you are young. You have a chance to make a success of life.

How can you make a success of yourself?
Only one way, by putting your whole life in the hands of God.

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge..."

He will give you His wisdom from His holy book, the Bible.
He will protect you, bless you, guide you in the difficult decisions of life.
God is love.
He will lead you in the paths of righteousness.
The reason why old people who do not know God would exchange their lives for yours is -
they are running out of life, and fear death! Also many of them have terrible memories,
even awful guilt, because of the godless lives they have lived.
Jesus Christ has promised those who trust Him that they will have ETERNAL LIFE.
They will never die.
I have accepted that wonderful gift, who wouldn't.
I hope and pray you have too.

"...the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
(Romans 6:23).
"...God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son."
(1 John 5:11).

Read carefully the glorious words of Psalm 23.
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