Saturday, June 06, 2009

A Reminder of God's Love for Me

I think I've shared this with you before...I am always thinking of blog posts.

Seriously, if even 1/2 of the ones that I write in my head actually made it here, I'd be posting several times a day.

Here's an example for you, of how my mind works...

The other night, as we were laying in bed, I looked at Shane and said, "You are so handsome. Really, you are so very, very handsome."

Long pause as he soaked it in, then I continued, "Do you ever look in the mirror and say, "Man, I'm good looking!" ?"

To which he responded, "No, I look in the mirror and say, "Who is that bald guy!?"

Then he continued, "Or, I say...who is that guy with the nose hairs sticking out? How did this happen...where did these nose hairs come from?"

To which I replied, as best I could through the overwhelming giggles that were consuming me, "Oh honey! That's a blog post!"

Seriously, I have moments like this all day long.

Here's another example for you...

Yesterday the children and I were sitting at the table and I was reading to them from Genesis while they were drawing what they were hearing. We're reading through the Chronological Bible together, and I'm amazed by how much they absorb just by hearing the Word...but you know we're doing inductive study, too, so don't worry. :)

Brennan leaned on her hand for a moment, and as she did so, I saw that she had written on her palm. I couldn't tell what it said, so I asked her if she'd show me.

I was touched beyond words when I read what she'd written...

Isn't that the sweetest thing?!

To think that she'd just been sitting there, drawing and listening to the Word being read, and had thought to write that she loved me upon the palm of her hand...could there be anything more tender?

And when I saw those words, it made me think about my Heavenly Father, and the words that He said in this passage of Scripture:

Isaiah 49:16

See, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands...

Awesome, isn't it?

I haven't studied the book of Isaiah inductively, so I don't feel qualified to pick this whole passage apart with you, but from what I do know of it, I believe that this verse is applicable to us.

I do believe that God has engraved us on the palms of His hands. I don't think that's a verse that pertains only to Israel. I believe that we can rest in knowing that it speaks of us who are in Christ Jesus, too.

I also believe that we have no idea how much He loves us.

A few years ago Shane and I were at a Third Day concert, and Mac Powell told a story I hope I never forget.

He was sharing about his daughter Scout having just made a commitment to follow Jesus Christ. She was around 6 years old at the time.

He told about how she shared with him that she had prayed to receive Jesus, and that later when he was alone with the Lord, he had prayed and said something like, "Lord, I don't know if she really understands Your love, she's only 6."

He said that at that moment, it was like the Spirit of God whispered to his heart,"Mac, I don't know if you really understand My love!"


That story impacted my heart so true that is. I don't know if any of us really understand how very much He loves us.

Until yesterday, I don't think I truly understood how much my little girl loves me.

It's been a sweet week. Caedmon has been in VBS, and Brennan and I have had 4 mornings together, just the two of us. We never get that kind of one on one time together, and it was such a gift to see the fruit of our time together written on the palm of her hand.


Just precious.


Deb said...

What a wonderful post, thanks again...keep thinking :) especially in terms of blog posts...sounds like you couldn't stop if you wanted to, and that's good! You are a blessing and I love reading your posts they are so rich.
God Bless... and I hope and pray that your day is a huge blessing to you, although I realize you have a big day in front of you. I give God thanks for you sharing your heart for HIM with us.

In Him Love, Deb

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