Friday, June 29, 2012

The Big Kids

My husband and I were blessed with two baby sitters last night.  Two friends that came over and played with our children and put them to bed,  well to bed in their fort in the living room,  and waited for us to come home! It was very nice.
We went to visit our big kids! Our two older sons and their wives.  It's a  rarity that we get to just be with our older children without our younger children. And, even more rare to be able to go to their home, because we usually accommodate our young children!
The evening revealed some new and interesting  things, maybe some added pieces to the complexity of life. For me it developed more closeness and intimacy, and more desire to be with my children and involved in their lives. To know them.  It was fun, engaging, competitive, and relaxing.
This morning I read in Lamentations chapter 3:
"When life is hard to take go off by yourself.
Bow in prayer. Don't ask questions:  wait  for hope to appear.
Don't run from trouble. Take it full face. The worst is never the worst.
Why? Because the Master won't ever walk out and fail to return.
If He works severely, He works tenderly, His stockpiles of loyal love are immense.
He takes no pleasure in making life hard, in throwing roadblocks in the way."

Life has a lot of challenges for my husband and I right now. But God brings me to places like this in Lamentations and reminds me that there is hope. He gives me evenings like last night, and tenderly shows me that this is not the worst, I have relationships with many people. I have love. Yes, there is trouble, and He reminds me, "Do not run from trouble"  Just as I would never run out on my own children, He will not walk out on me or fail to return to me. Just as the love I have for my children is beyond words, the love He has for me is immense and stockpiled high. And, the roadblocks that are there, He knows how to remove them.
Jesus, Say That Again to me as I face this day. You are the God of all hope, and You are tender with me.

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    In Christ,
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