Friday, April 14, 2017
ELMER'S EASTER POST
Each and every one is different. I know people say that we Amish are all alike. In some ways we are. We all drive buggies, we all dress alike and in most ways, we all live alike, but each and every one of us is a different person. Just look at Bishop Eli and I. He is over 6 foot tall and I just make four feet tall with by boots on.
Also personalities are different. Different people look a life different ways. Some have a great sense of humor. Some are more serious. Some seldom anger. Some come to anger often. Some are special people who need special aides and help. This does not just for the Amish, but the Old Order Mennonite and Englishers, too. We are all different and yet - we are all one if we know and love the Lord and realize how much the Lord loves us.
Are we worthy of this love from the Lord? Of course not. But He gives it to us anyway. We are His children. Even people who do not know the Lord are His creations, His children and have His love. He sent His son to die on the cross for those who do not know Him, too.
Sometimes the Lord shows His love to us in a beautiful sunrise or sunset for flowers blooming or answering our prayer the way we want or giving us a gift. These we see. But He is also with us in sickness, financial problems, in our sadness and even in death.
Now, I can hear you saying, Elmer we know this. What is your point? My point is do you share this love? Do you pray for those who do not know the Lord? Do you pray for the sick? Do you help a neighbor in need - whether you agree with their religious beliefs or not? Do you share the love of the Lord?
I also hear some say that they are not physicaly able to help others. They are handicapped. Yes you can - you can pray. Prayer is so powerful - more powerful than we know. Pray for you needs, of course, but all the needs of other. As I said before, pray for those that don't know the Lord. Prayer for anyone or anything you can think of.
Sometimes when Anna and I are home alone and praying, we make sort of game out of it. We try to think of people or things to pray for that we would not normally think to pray for. Some of them are very serious like for world peace, that people repent to the Lord, for the sick and less fortunate, thanking for the succcess of our crops. Others are maybe somewhat silly things like for letting me find the mince pie that Anna had hidden on me so I wouldn't eat to much in one sitting or even the toilet paper we bought. We should thank the Lord or all things and we try to think things up that we don't normally thank Him for.
I guess the meaning of my Easter post is: God Loves you. He created you and had His son die for you. Do you share His love?
Elmer, Anna and Family
Bishop Eli, Emma and Family
Bishop Joseph, Martha and Family
David, Jean and Family
We are all back from Pinecraft safe and sound.
Elmer and Anna