March 27. Had 1 1/2 inch rain last night.
We were thankful to see a good group working on the school toilet (outhouse) today. It was very hot this morning, and they were working in the hot sun. They got the frame all up and then quit around noon. Just have the bamboo walls and kunai (grass) roof to make and put on.
Daddy and I worked most of the day in the schoolroom. Daddy finished getting the door on, put the locks on the cupboards, got two windows in, and the frame built for the third window. Also cut a piece of plywood to cover the toy box. Wan came part of the day and helped. I swept the floor and cleaned up a lot of the mess from the past few days’ work, hung up more things on the walls, and started organizing and stocking the cupboards with school stuff.
Serah had a busy day today with laundry, dishes, and food preparation. Am certainly thankful for her help. Around 11:00, I started working in the kitchen, getting the soup ready for dinner and cooking up extra vegetables to put in the freezer, going back and forth to work in the schoolroom while stuff was cooking. We ate earlier today, right around 12:00, and had an earlier nap.
This afternoon, after nap and working until about 4:00 in the schoolroom, I worked in the bathroom. Reorganized stored items into the square containers we had bought in town, and also cleaned. By then it was 5:00, time to get supper, eat, and do dishes.
“One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.” Psalm 27:4
“ I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” Psalm 27:13-14
“ Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.” Psalm 147:1-5
March 28. A cool, drizzly, cloudy day.
"I will accept you with your sweet savour." Ezekiel 20:41
The merits of our great Redeemer are as sweet savour to the Most High. Whether we speak of the active or passive righteousness of Christ, there is an equal fragrance. There was a sweet savour in His active life by which He honoured the law of God, and made every precept to glitter like a precious jewel in the pure setting of His own person. Such, too, was His passive obedience, when He endured with unmurmuring submission, hunger and thirst, cold and nakedness, and at length sweat great drops of blood in Gethsemane, gave His back to the smiters, and His cheeks to them that plucked out the hair, and was fastened to the cruel wood, that He might suffer the wrath of God in our behalf. These two things are sweet before the Most High; and for the sake of His doing and His dying, His substitutionary sufferings and His vicarious obedience, the Lord our God accepts us. What a preciousness must there be in Him to overcome our want of preciousness! What a sweet savour to put away our ill savour! What a cleansing power in His blood to take away sin such as ours! and what glory in His righteousness to make such unacceptable creatures to be accepted in the Beloved! Mark, believer, how sure and unchanging must be our acceptance, since it is in Him! Take care that you never doubt your acceptance in Jesus. You cannot be accepted without Christ; but, when you have received His merit, you cannot be unaccepted. Notwithstanding all your doubts, and fears, and sins, Jehovah's gracious eye never looks upon you in anger; though He sees sin in you, in yourself, yet when He looks at you through Christ, He sees no sin. You are always accepted in Christ, are always blessed and dear to the Father's heart. Therefore lift up a song, and as you see the smoking incense of the merit of the Saviour coming up, this evening, before the sapphire throne, let the incense of your praise go up also. —Morning and Evening
“ Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalm 118:28-29