Awestruck Wonder

"How great are His signs, And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion is from generation to generation." Daniel 4:3

Happiness. April 25, 2011

Filed under: family — steveamy @ 14:47

Steve & I both agree.  You know that song from ‘The Sound of Music’ where Maria and Captain Von Trapp sing about how they must have done something good to deserve the love that has come to them?  *SO* not us.  There is no way in the world we could ever have deserved the happiness we enjoy every day.

This past weekend we had a special opportunity to celebrate the work Christ finished for us on the cross – and God’s “Amen” to that finished work in raising Him from the dead.  This is the only reason we live this life that we do, I know.  The only reason we have been given so much joy.  Not our work – but His!  He paid the price for our happiness – the little we have on this earth, and the overwhelming, magnificent joy we will experience forever!!  {You should get to know Him, if you don’t already.}

Aren’t they the cutest?  I squeeze them both multiple times a day.  I am so privileged.

Sierra, reading a story to herself today, came to the part where the sheep is about to enter the “valley of the shadow of death”.  Putting on her best concerned look and “mommy voice”, she consoled the sheep: “No no, baby, don’t be scare! Jesus is with you! God will be with you!”

Later, I found her on her knees beside a mattress that was lying on the floor. Beside her, her doll was propped up on her knees as well, hands flopped together on the top of the mattress.  Things like this make me tear up.  She is learning to pray.  Teaching her baby to pray.  Learning that Jesus is with His children and loves to hear their lisping, stammering words.

At the end of the book Sierra was reading today, there was a picture of the Mommy & baby sheep touching noses.  She told the sheep, “Jesus is with you . . . Mommy is with you.”  That was the moral of the story. I thought, “You better believe it, baby.”

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