Sunday, December 21, 2008

Food for Thought

Earlier this week

Sunday Morning

So, this morning we awoke to freezing rain on top of our snow. I was up before the boys as Natalie needed to be fed. After she was snug as a bug in her bed for a nap, I looked out the upstairs window. It's beautiful. Everything is covered in white. The thing about snow is it slows everything down. Sometimes we need that especially here at our house. We need time to be together without running here and there and being so consumed with doing things & other stuff. I always think God is sending us a little time out to refocus, rejuvinate and remind us that He is still in control no matter what the weatherman says. Today I'm thankful that instead of Baker heading to work to clean up after Friday's inventory, we get to be together. Even if we are housebound. Back to this morning. There was lots of cracking and creeking outside as as the trees are weighted down with ice. Reminded me of this verse - Isaiah 55:12 (NIV)
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
Which then led me to this passage. Happy Sunday!
Psalm 96

  1. Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.
  2. Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.
  3. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
  4. For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
  5. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
  6. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary.
  7. Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
  8. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts.
  9. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his [a] holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.
  10. Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns." The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.
  11. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it;
  12. let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy;
  13. they will sing before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his truth.


April said...

Awww ... what a great way of looking at this dumb weather. I know that I look at the negative when I look outside ... my life has been put on hold - things to do, people to see, final Christmas stuff to be done ... but you put a nice spin on it! Beautiful scriptures for a not-so-beautiful day!! :o)

Erik and Mary said...

Thanks for the uplifting thoughts and spirits! Way to bring out the best!

By the way...Erik and I would love to meet up with all you and SHOP!!! HOW FUN!!!

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