Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lent 16: Delight in the Lord

“Jeder Topf hat sein Deckel,” is a German proverb: “Every pot has its lid.” I just got back from a lovely bridal shower for the young woman who will marry our eldest son. Her happiness is contagious. Her friends were pleased to celebrate with her. But when our son showed up as we were wrapping up the event, R’s eyes lit up in a special way.

Both families have prayed for J and R since their births. Our families have known each other for years. Our delight in God at work in the world includes watching our children become a couple. We are thankful that God answers prayer and keeps his eyes on those who belong to him. He knows how to bring about his plans while astonishing us with his goodness.


God's peace to you today!

*But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:11-12 NIV

*I will listen to what God the LORD will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints—but let them not return to folly. Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. Psalm 85:8, 9 NIV

*Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3-4 NKJV

*"For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God." Romans 5:10–11 NIV

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