Quite down this morning. Needed to pack ready to leave 海口 to return to 北京。Didn’t want to. At the same time I knew I must. It was in many ways a truly blessed weekend, at the same time I know now, for reasons I cannot explain, that it was a mistake to come here. I am thankful that God can even use our mistakes and failures to work for good. And I am thankful to have met some very lovely people, such as Lin, Esther, Cindy, Icy and Judy. Also thankful for a lovely member of staff in the hotel, Lorna, who smiled at me and chatted with me at breakfast and helped to cheer me up a little.
所以，我们既然因信称义，就借着我们的主耶稣基督与 神和好； 我们也凭着信，借着他可以进入现在所站的这恩典中，并且以盼望得享 神的荣耀为荣。 不但这样，我们更以患难为荣；知道患难产生忍耐， 忍耐产生毅力，毅力产生盼望； 盼望是不会令人蒙羞的，因为 神借着所赐给我们的圣灵，把他的爱浇灌在我们的心里。 当我们还软弱的时候，基督就照所定的日期，为不敬虔的人死了。