I was reading Psalm 78 and was struck by God’s perfect planning skills. He first revealed Himself to the Israelites, but He didn’t stop there. He also set into motion strategies for preserving the TRUTH of that revelation and the BLESSING of good news (the gospel) for future generations. One of His primary strategies seems to be the family.
Just like any piece of notable history that is worth preserving must be passed down from generation to generation by either written records or verbal communication, the truth of God also needs a method for replication and an environment in which to be shared. God often uses the context of the family unit to cultivate faith. As I read this, I prayed that God would give me and your Dad the wisdom we will need to faithfully share the BEST news, the most IMPORTANT piece of history and the ULTIMATE truth with you. More than anything else, we want you to know God and to identify yourself according to what God has done for you.
“I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old – what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from our children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power and the wonders he has done. He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them – even the children yet to be born. And they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would never forget his deeds.”
In Other News
We were very blessed this past week to be surprised with a wonderful baby shower put on by the lovely ladies at TCA. So fun! Baby, you got some great stuff…wait til you see it all 🙂 I’m glad other people are more organized and on top of things than I am. I feel like I have not had 5 seconds to actually think about what I might need to be able to effectively take care of you. Apparently I need diapers and shampoo and clothes. Good to know! You also got some great books and toys, so your room is starting to actually look like a nursery.
I will figure this stuff out…once May is over. May is kicking my butt. I’m excited to enjoy a fun summer with you and Dad. Anytime in August that you would like to join us on the outside would be just fine. That is going to be here before we know it! So crazy…