We had a lovely day in Civray. I was looking forward to attend my first house church so Steven dropped me there at 10:30 and he was so sad that he couldn’t make it because as yesterday it was assumption day and we did not realize the shops were closed; we couldn’t get any food and my brother was coming today so he went food shopping.
It was great to be with my joyful brothers and sisters in Christ, worshipping, giving thanks and praying, glorifying God for all his blessings and outpouring of his grace on us, healing our frail bodies and fixing difficult family situations. Before communion, this is what we read with Marc: Hebrews 9:11-15
11 But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here,he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. 12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. 13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! 15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.
And also Hebrews 9:22 22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
Back at the campsite, we went to the house to meet the fourth electrician. While Steven was busy touring the house with the electrician, I also showed the house to my brother. At the end of the visit, Steven whispered that he completely forgot to put the chicken in the oven and I thought ‘oups’. When we went back to the campsite, le camping de Civray, while Steven was sorting the meal I took my brother and his dog, the glamorous Glam to see the various lambs and sheep and the river by the restaurant, we admired the beautiful blue dragonflies.
Have a blessed evening. N