Saturday, June 25, 2011

God is So Good

Amidst all the hoopla surrounding our plans for our son's rapidly approaching July wedding, our family paused to celebrate my mother's 87th birthday yesterday.  At one point during the evening my daughter, Melinda, said, "Let's take a four generation photo, Mom."  And so we placed three-year-old Daniel on his great grandma's lap, I scrunched my aging knees into an excruciatingly uncomfortable position in order to move closer to my loved ones,and our son-in-law, Brian, snapped the photo. 

The result made me realize I've not been seeing the blessings God has placed right in front of me.  I've been indulging a "Woe is me I'm so busy and stressed" state of mind, Lord forgive me!  

So this is me saying, "Thank you Lord for my many blessings!"  

I'm inviting you to do the same today.  Just take a moment with me now and acknowledge that God is in control of the present, He knows the future; and that all will be well.  Let's pray together today for our eyes to be opened to the blessings the Lord has placed right in front of us. 

"From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another" (John 1:16).

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows" (James 1:17).


  1. Your mother looking at her great grandson is so precious. Lovely thoughts and reminders. God IS so good.

  2. What a pretty picture... you are so right, and may you be blessed!