"O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
And are intimiately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O Lord, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me..."
Psalm 139: 1-6
Overwhelmed by His grace,
astounded by His glory,
amazed by His splendor,
I give thanks once again for including me in it all.
God's creative hand... His artistry... His pallet of colors... the beauty of His creation
this timely promise:
"And the One sitting on the throne said,
'Look, I am making everything new!'
And then He said to me,
'Write this down,
for what I tell you is trustworthy and true."
warmer temperatures and time to play outside
piggy back rides
and big brothers who care, play, laugh, and love
helping hands in the kitchen-- "This is so fun, Mom!!"
book club fun and the camaraderie of (co-op) classmates
tire swings and the generosity of neighbors
the three musketeers
freshly baked bread
green grass and this overgrown monkey
burdens lifted, fears relieved, excellent doctors, and God's healing hand
my daddy... home
the leading of the Spirit, His gentle answer amidst the storm, His peace-- so graciously offered, and the folks who prayed me through
an unexpected visit from favorite friends and a lovely afternoon visit
Grandmom & Pops
an Easter celebration, a weekend in the woods, egg hunts and treasures... together
yet even moreso...
the cross of Calvary and the death of our Lord-- His matchless gift... His never-ending love
"He is not here; He is risen, just as He said" (Matthew 28:6). Hallelujah!
and the list goes on...