News from Becky – Oct 2009

CHRIST was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people, and HE will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for HIM. Heb. 9: 28

I want to thank you for your many prayers, the notes you send, the Box Tops for Education, and all of your other means of $upport! Genesis 18:14a says “Is anything too hard for the LORD?” and Genesis 22:14a says, “So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide.” Our Father daily meets our needs; Praise Him!
My cat, Ping, would rather be with me than anywhere else, period! She totally relaxes in my arms and purrs softly, and if I try to set her down, she’s up in my lap immediately and forever. Do we feel that way about JESUS CHRIST? That we’d rather be held by HIM than off on our own, doing whatever we please? If not, why not? We can trust Him wholly, and no one delights more in our company, and no one is better at doing what is best for us. There is no safer, more secure place to be, right? I want to be more like Ping; I think she has it right. J
My class has an “In” group and an “Out-siders” group. I hate that it does. I am trying to discourage the clique, but it is deeply-rooted (kind of like our own struggles with sin, huh?) Still, I intend to persevere and value your prayers in this endeavor. I am rejoicing today that God does not have favorites, or run popularity contests. We are all, individually, His favorites, loved equally! And so we know and rely on the love God has for us (I John 4:16a)
The weather is finally turning cooler (mid 70’s). I always think of the beautiful Fall colors of MICHIGAN this time of year; how I miss seeing that, even though it can’t compare to the year-round beauty of this place. I still live in a calendar – where the scenery is breath-taking every day.
Please pray about the water situation here – our well is having problems and we want the Lord’s guidance in what to do, what to do. Please pray that I will be kind in my responses to student comments that ‘catch me off guard’ Please praise God if your water runs when you turn on the faucet and your home has constant electricity – they are gifts, believe me.
Again, I love your notes and I need your support in prayer. I am praying for you, too.
Love in our marvelous Savior’s Name, the Lord Jesus Christ,
Becky Knopf