Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Friday, June 13, 2008

Time with Family

Well we are back from the funeral and I am so glad we were able to be there and spend time with family. My children had a wonderful time watching their Dad interact with his cousins that he had not seen in many, many years. The oldest child told us her favorite part was getting to meet new family who she had never met before. The children got to spend time with their Aunt Kristin who they have not seen in a year and a half. They had a blast. She is so great with them and just lets them be kids.

We all enjoyed seeing Grandpa and he was moved to tears by having all of his family their by his side. What a great example of a Godly family. Everyone came together and rejoiced a life that had been full and had given Glory to God. I had time to think about many things and as I watched the three sisters sitting together at the grave site holding hands I was reminded again just how important the little things are. A loving home, a hug, a smile, an I miss you, a sister to be with you during a thunderstorm, etc. This is what life is all about being Jesus to each other and not worrying about everything else. I know that when the Lord welcomed Merces into his home he stood and said," Well done good and faithful servant."

Lord, Just help me to remember the little things in life and stop worrying about the worldly things. Help me to be Jesus to everyone I come in contact with, and Lord I pray that everything I do brings Glory to you. Thank you for Life it is such a wonderful gift.


Heather said...

What a great prayer you concluded with. I need that reminder too, a lot more than I would care to admit.

Lori... said...

Glad to hear you're back and you had a good trip. It is so important to be with family in a time of need. I only wish my family was closer, but I will live vicariously through and learn from what I see in yours!

OUR family will be close! Praise God for that!

Becky said...

Awesome prayer. Amen.
: )

Nana C said...

Yes, a godly family is our gift to our children and their continuing generations. Thank you Lord for my godly daughter, Susan. Super prayer. nana C

Tanya said...

you are so right. We need to focus up and do His will. I loved this post. Love from Tanya

Toni said...

Amen. I sooo too need to remember not to sweat the earthly things. God grant you peace and rest, Susan.

That One Guy said...

Susan, I posted on my blog, come check it out. Jeff