Long ago the LORD said to Israel:
I have loved you, my people with an everlasting love.
With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.
Jeremiah 31:3, NLT
Continuing to count His gifts and grace . . .
1292 tree-lined streets
1293 standing under the night sky, everything coming around right as I
consider the heavens
1294 husband making the grocery store run and prepping the food
1295 watering plants in the early morning
1296 this song: "Ocean"
1297 this lyric: "something about the sunrise reminds me of your
faithfulness" (Ten Shekel Shirt)
1298 this promise
1299 windchimes in the backyard
1300 morning light across counters and cabinets
1301 hearing a former student powerfully teach God's Word
1302 that sliver of blue sky peeking through the clouds
1303 butterfly floating through the flowers
1304 clouds bringing relief from the heat
1306 unexpected time with old friends, catching up
1307 my mom and dad jumping in to help
1308 that they came to watch the kids swim
1309 her smile as she handed me her ribbon
1310 his quiet, unpretentious way
1311 praying with friends
1312 former students coming by my classroom on Sunday
1313 pancake supper at Gram & Grandad's
1314 holding those sweet toddler hands
1315 sun rising over the trees
1316 reading in the backyard and by the pool
1317 revisiting a favorite book
It is the LORD who provides the sun to light the day
and the moon and stars to light the night,
and who stirs the sea into roaring waves.
His name is the LORD of Heaven's Armies,
and this is what He says:
"I am as likely to reject my people Israel
as I am to abolish the laws of nature!"
This is what the LORD says:
"Just as the heavens cannot be measured
and the foundations of the earth cannot be explored,
so I will not consider casting them away
for the evil they have done.
I, the LORD, have spoken!
Jeremiah 31:35-37, NLT