WE ARE GOING TO JAMAICA!!!!!!!
Bought the tickets this evening to Montego Bay!
I am so excited! We will be staying on this beach for 4 days and 3 nights at the end of March. I am so sick of all the cold weather here with the snow and the ice and the more snow and the lack of sun. I first started thinking about running away to somewhere warm when I saw tickets to Jamaica selling for $108 round-trip. That’s not something to pass up! But, I didn’t end up getting those tickets. 😦 We DID get a pretty sweet deal anyway.
I am so looking forward to planting myself on the beach with a good book and wiping away all traces of scurvy with tons of sunshine and lots of yummy fruit. Of course, our hotel is right in the middle of the so-called “Hip” district, so we’ll probably see tons of the nightlife, too! 🙂
And, of course, this will be during Lent…so we will just have to give up cold weather as our penance! 🙂 Okay, not really, but it is fun to say.
Today, during Daytime Prayer (assuming I’m not screwing it all up, not having my official training until the end of the month and all…), I was reading Psalm 13. There was this one line in it:
Give light to my eyes lest I fall asleep in death,
which I thought was rather significant. Christ being our light, our truth and our way; by giving us “light to our eyes,” He is showing us the way home to the Father — the path which we must all walk, “lest I fall asleep in death,” which of course is not mere death, but eternal estrangement from God.
We were just talking yesterday in Bible study how it is much better to pray for wisdom and “sight,” than for material possessions or money. Money and ease of financial concerns can affect some aspects of this life, but not those parts which truly matter. Why should I be so concerned about comfort here, when I should be concerned with the state of my eternity. Why concern myself with the type, quality and quantity of things which I possess. I would rather count myself rich in the people I had an opportunity to love.