Psalm 103:1-10; Isaiah 40:25-31; Matthew 11:28-30
O my soul, bless God. From head to toe, I'll bless his holy name! O my soul, bless God, don't forget a single blessing!
Psalm 103:1,2 The Message
In the margin of my Bible I have written, "remember what God has done in my life, do not lose track of my stories."
Sometimes our blessings do not come wrapped looking as such. I have a friend that has had to move several times in the last few years. One of the recent moves certainly did not look like a blessing at the time. Later, she found out that during a heavy rain storm the house flooded. Had they still been living there they would have lost most of their belongings.
Taking the time to look back at God's faithfulness in our lives, helps us to know in the midst of the hard times, (though things may not look so) we have a God who is on our side, who has our best in mind - always!
Papa, thank you for your faithfulness! Thank you for your loving kindness. Thank you for the many blessings you have given to us, so many I believe we are not even aware of - yet. As we make preparations to celebrate Christmas, your birthday, may we take time to look back at your hand in our lives - and give you praise.
Today Seth, my second born turns 29.
Seth, Dad and I are so proud of you! We love seeing the man you have become. A strong man of integrity. We love seeing the tender and loving way you treat you wife. We love seeing you interact with your son, I don't think you knew how much you would love your child. It was the same with us. It's a different perspective from a parent's view is it not?? We have loved you like that Seth, and though you are grown, with a family of your own we still love you with that strong parent's love...it just looks a little different.
Oh, and yes, we still love seeing that mischievous side of you!!