Saturday, May 24, 2008
Children Are Blessings !!!
It looks like the initial report from the Lockwoods is one of praise to the Lord. Its not cancer! Jaynee will post more information it sounds like soon. Thank the Lord for his mercy to this wife and children.....Lord willing he is here with them!!
We are grateful to be back together as well, the work week for the guys was successful and boy are they sunburned! They did have some sun block, but those ICF blocks are white and it just reflects onto them. We fed them up some big juicy hamburgers for lunch today, so now I am expecting some work around here:) Church is at our house tomorrow, so we are getting the grass cut, trimmed up and clean up, plus a little fun....some of the children went to our neighbor, Carla's to ride horses!!!
I read a verse this morning and it just brought such an overwhelming gratefulness to the Lord for his mercies in granting these children to us. Gen.33:5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath so graciously given thy servant. If the Lord has given 1 or 13 or a number in between (rhymes, fun!!!) we are so blessed!! What a rich heritage we have! Look how these children bless us.....they have the opportunity to rise up and call us blessed, they can speak with the enemy in the gate, they bring joys, they can still the enemy, our sons can be as plants grown up in their youth, our daughters can be as pillars for a palace, they are like arrows as we go to battle, we are happy because of them, they are used of the Lord to further his kingdom, they are vessels for the next generations to carry faith and truth onward, they will provide babies to love on until I exit this life, Lord willing!!!!, they can take care of us when we are old, they can cook for us when we visit their homes :), the list does not end here, they are assets to us! I know one of the prayers I pray very often , is that the Lord would grant faith to each one yet to come that are in the loins of each child until the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ! May the Lord continue to open our eyes to the joys of children and bring fruitfulness according to his will!!! As I see pictures of them together, it brings such joy that they have each other and they too enjoy one another!!!
Supper tonight.....garden fresh red potatoes, broccoli and sugar snap peas, Yum!!!!!!
May the Lord bless your weekend and have fun being together!!!!