I have so many thoughts swirling around in my head this morning and have been away from home for various things all week…so here are some “pictures worth a thousand words” and, of course, a few words to share….just to wrap up the week and, hopefully, make you smile!
He made contact and began his trek around the bases….eventually making it home…
Meanwhile, we tried to keep this one busy…So Lola took him to the playground, where I was reminded of one of those little things you forget when you think how easy kids have it….the burn on your skin when you are going down a slide and your arm gets stuck on the side as you make your descent…ouch…
In other news, apparently someone’s grandson has a penchant for the tragic and dramatic as well…case being this is a picture of me drawn by Graham
And for inspiration, while I wait for my leg to return….Yesterday as I was driving home, I spent the time attempting to just BE in God’s presence without asking Him any questions or doing any intercession type requests; concentrating any straying thoughts back to Him…which is quite a mental and spiritual workout for me to …. BE ….. STILL….and …. KNOW…..
As I quieted my own thoughts, a phrase from the Psalm I offer up each morning for our grandchildren, but also our children, came gently to my mind….
I started praying Psalm 139:13-18 the morning after we learned we would be grandparents the first time. I wanted to stand in the gap for our unborn grandchild to praise God until his or her own lips could do so, but over the years I have just gathered us all into this great Psalm of praise.
As the miles rolled me closer to home, these words that I have now hidden in my heart through daily repetition came to mind….
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You. Psalm 139:17 and 18
I always say it like ..the things that YOU think, God, are precious to me…but last night I saw it from a different angle….as in…how precious are Your thoughts that you are thinking TOWARD me….that God is thinking about me with more thoughts than I could even begin to count.
I don’t mean that in an egocentric way…I just think that God wanted me to know that in the midst of what I consider to be a huge number of concerning thoughts and pondering’s overtaking my brain at times and making up my thoughts….HIS thoughts that are thought TOWARDS me are sooooo many, I couldn’t possibly count them all.
Do we take time to stop our own thinking and just marvel at the one truth that matters? He thinks about us….with more thoughts than the grains of sands on all the beaches in all the world….and His thoughts are always good and pure and right and true….