How Blessed I Am
A four-month old sweetheart named Adi, a four-year old angel named Skylar, and an eight-week old prince named Trapper…were all at my house last week. Only one of my precious grandchildren (two and a half-year old, darling, Remi, from California) couldn’t be present-her momma is expecting my fifth (yes, I said fifth!) grandchild in January and some early contractions curtailed the travel plans.
But, as it was, I got to hold first one baby…then the other. Skylar and I got to read books and watch videos and play and play and play. But equaling my joy at being with this trio of delight was watching and listening to their parents react to them. These three babes live their lives in an atmosphere of enraptured love, devoted attention and willing sacrifice. Their parents are completely enamored with them. Dirty diapers, spilled food, spit-up, loss of sleep, loud crying, illness, crankiness and ceaseless work cannot diminish one bit of the lustre of having these babies in our lives. Not one bit!
When I was in high school, I fully expected to be drafted and sent to the war in Vietnam upon my graduation. I couldn’t visualize myself as a married man with a family of my own, because I didn’t expect to survive. But look what God has done! Whatever happens in the future as God may give it, if you ever hear me bemoaning my circumstances…please remind me of what I wrote here…if God never, ever gave me another gift, no one…not me or anyone else…could truthfully say that I was cheated. I have been blessed far beyond accounting in the family and friends of my life. And underneath and surrounding it all…multiplying the joys…are the everlasting arms of Father God Who is helping us build for eternity where there will be no more comings and goings…only stayings…forever to share the delights of His company together. I am truly blessed. And though I don’t know exactly the will of God for the course of your life on earth…I know this…He intends, only and always, your good…that which ennobles and enables you…which frees and lifts you…which steadies and strengthens you…that which builds eternity in your heart also.
What has your heart so full today that you must share it with us?