Tuesday, March 8, 2011
This card was created for my nephew's friend who just left for the war. This was created in hopes of encouraging him and as a reminder of God's love for him.
This card was also created as a reminder to me, to us, to pray for them. They need our prayers, interceding for their safety, souls, and well-being. They need God to minister to their hearts when they are lonely, afraid, sad, hurting. We cannot be there, but God is everywhere. May He take our love-and-care words and grow fruit for His kingdom, strength in weakness, hope in trial, and moments of encouragement to remind them that they are indeed thought of and loved. Let us not forget them, please. They are our husbands, fathers, brothers, uncles, cousins, friends... They are wives, mothers, sisters, aunts, as well. They are valued and needed and missed...
May the Lord "bless them... keep them... make His face shine upon them... be gracious to them... and give them peace."
My oldest son celebrated his 10th birthday. I am amazed that time has flown so quickly. I am overwhelmed at it, as before I know it, He will be grown and living a life of his own. I miss them, my kids, already, and they are still here with me. I ache to hold on to all of the memories and to never forget. I battle to let go of the negative to leave plenty of room for love, joy, and hope to grow in our hearts.
Thank You, Lord, for my family. Thank You for my son, A. You have a purpose and a plan for him that is lovely and good. Minister to A's heart to trust in, cling to, rely on, and believe in You. I know You are all I need, and I long for him to know that as well for himself. Protect him, Lord. He needs You. Bless him, Jesus. And, help him to see his value through Your eyes, his purpose through Your guidance, His abilities as opportunities to lay at Your feet. I love You, Jesus. I love you, A.
Happy 10th Birthday, my growing young man!!
(Made to corrispond with A's Dinosaur/Archeological themed birthday party. Have yet to post on that.)