Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made to God And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Thought for the Day: God knows.
What a precious day! A day I have needed for so long. We woke up and spent the morning as a family at our church’s “Above All/Love All”, our UMC Mission Event. Three hours of spending time with my husband and two sons, all making Easter bags and cards together. I spent most of my time with my oldest son, Nathaniel, decorating Easter Bags. It was a blessing beyond understanding to be there with him. Mark spent his time in another part of the room with Jonathan, helping him decorate the bags. After that, our family went out to eat at The Mall of Georgia. As we left, and as we walked back to our car, I noticed Nathaniel and his Daddy running to see who could make it to the car first. They did that often when Nathaniel was little. When they stopped to look at a car in the parking lot, I grabbed Jonathan’s hand and we started running to beat them to the car. It ended up that Jonathan and Nathaniel tied – and the laughter of Mama and Daddy began. I sure hope no one was videoing!
When we returned home, and to no one’s surprise, I looked up to see the glorious sky and I headed to the park. On this day, the beauty of the day overcame me and I decided to walk up in the hills on an Equestrian walk. On that walk, there was such serenity and the only sounds I could hear were the sounds of nature. As I walked today, I found there was a smile on my face and a peace in my heart. God spent His time with me and I am thankful for His company.
Tonight, I have witnessed my husband and youngest son watching a movie with each other as my oldest son began playing his French Horn. Over the last few months, we have not heard him play his horn as it is difficult for him to get his rented horn home on the school bus. Knowing he played everyday at school, we knew he was growing in his playing, but the music I heard tonight coming from his room was beautiful, absolutely beautiful, bringing this Mama to pure pride for her beautiful son.
God gave me the day I needed. Today, my heart is full. God knows us, you know, and God knows that my heart has been tired. He knows my emotions seem to be just holding on. He knows my concerns that surround every mother watching her children growing up. I am thankful tonight for serenity and peace. God knows. God knows.
Prayer: Thank you, God, for days like this one. Thank you, God, for the reminder of love, serenity, and peace that comes from spending mission times with family, spending walking time with God, and spending time loving those around us. You are indeed our awesome God. Amen.
Prayer Focus: Those days that are gifts from God.