" and my spirit rejoices in GOD my Savior,"
This phrase is found in two places in the Old Testament.
"Then my soul will rejoice in the LORD and delight in His salvation."
"Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stall,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD
I will be joyful in GOD my Savior."
Beautiful passage, verse 17 informs verse 18. This is not a rejoicing when everything is going right. This is a rejoicing when everything is going wrong. Very wrong.
Hard? You bet. But what a gift to be able to rejoice in GOD my Savior.
No matter what.
Today's Martha tip, at least for yours truly is: clean out your recipe box. I wanted to share a recipe with you today, but I can't find it. It is what I plan to bring to our Bible study potluck tomorrow. I've already purchased the ingredients, but can't find the recipe.
So, here is another to enjoy while you go 'a wassailing':
1 gallon cider
1 C. orange juice
1/2 C. lemon juice
1 1/2 C. water
1/2 C. Honey
2 sticks cinnamon
4 slices ginger
6 whole allspice
Simmer one hour.
Strain and simmer 30 more minutes.