Katrina gave the message. This was the verse she used.
Luke 10:38-4238 Now while they were on their way, Jesus entered a village [called Bethany], and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.39 She had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and was continually listening to His teaching. 40 But Martha was very busy and distracted with all of her serving responsibilities; and she approached Him and said, “Lord, is it of no concern to You that my sister has left me to do the serving alone? Tell her to help me and do her part.” 41 But the Lord replied to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered and anxious about so many things;42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part [that which is to her advantage], which will not be taken away from her.”
Katrina talked about focusing on the why. She is the only person in the four person group in Canyon that has a car. She helps the group get around to ACMNP events, services at Norris and some fun events. Well her power steering went out on her car. While she could drive it doing so was very hard. It was also dangerous due to the narrow winding roads.
To get it fixed she had to drive it to Cody which is 2+ hours with perfect traffic, which is never the case especially since NPS is doing construction in that area.
On the drive to Cody she was asking God why. Why issues with her car when it was needed by her and the team doing ministry in Canyon. Why issues with her car when money is tight for her.
While asking God why she was strongly reminded of the story of Mary and Martha and to not be anxious. She made it to Cody fine with a friend following to bring her back. She found out that the issue with her car was under a recall so it would be free. She also learned that she loved the drive to Cody and now that is her favorite drive so far in the Yellowstone area.
I loved how she put it. God turned her why into a wow!
Let me say that again.
God turned WHY into WOW!
We went out hiking together between the morning and evening services.
Well this is where the fun stopped for me. On Christmas Eve night I became violently ill. I will spare you the details. It involved a trip to the emergency room and days of recovery.
I would like to say that the gift of family and the true Christmas spirit was displayed by Jim. He was very helpful and kind in getting me to the emergency room and getting me back to Mike’s house. He had to make multiple trips to the hospital to get everything sorted out all late at night and on Christmas Eve. Jim was my Christmas angel.
Janet was a real trooper help to take care of my while all the Christmas plans were destroyed. We didn’t get to go to David and Katie’s house, which was a disappointment to me and to all. I feel bad that I cause the Christmas plans to not happen.
It took a few days for me to be able to ride in the car to make the trip back to Atlanta. My sickness also killed me getting to see my family again for friends in Atlanta.
Through all of this Janet was by my side and taking care of me. That is real love.
We went to a Christmas walk and talent show in Gardiner. One person made a reference that it was like being in a Hallmark Christmas special. The entire town was out. It was cold but everyone was walking around checking out the shops and crafts in the community center. The even had a ski repair at the community center. We went to the talent show last. It was amazing how much talent people had.