It’s raining

Which seems fitting.

In all our activities of packing yesterday evening, I forgot to water the garden.

Tim and Sis left before dawn to travel down.

Tim still has to work (he travels all over the state) and it’s easier for them to travel when the babe is sleeping.

All the wedding things were carefully packed into the trailer.

We double checked everything.

Today, I’ll be heading to Sis’s garden to cut the flowers she’s been growing.

I’ll head down early tomorrow morning.

My sister grew a lot of flowers for the wedding as well.

It’s nice that the gardens will get a good soak before I have to start chopping.

I know that a little rain might damage a few, but why worry?

Although our weeks and days have been filled with planning, changes, purchases, and working, none of this is what is important.

Pictures and decorations are all nice, but they are not the priority.

The truth is, the wedding is really a tiny moment on the timeline.

The priority of Saturday is the beginning of a marriage.

Marriage is a holy institution created by God from the beginning of man’s history.

It is the building block God chose to start all of society.

It’s where we find the future generation being nurtured or neglected.

A healthy marriage is a product of two people and God.

It takes all three for it to work exactly as God designed it.

As Mom, I want each of our children to enjoy a healthy marriage.

Of course, it’s not up to me.

But I have been and will continue to be praying for all of our children, those married, those yet to marry, and those about to be married.

I’m praying for them as individuals.

That they would seek God with their whole heart every single day.

Matthew 22:37-39 NKJV — Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”

It’s the best way to walk in marriage; complete devotion to Jesus and loving others more than oneself.

And it’s reward is beyond anything this world has to offer.

Because this life is temporary, but life with Jesus is eternal.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for the rain. Thank You for the truth You are gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. Thank You for being good to all. For supplying our daily needs. Thank You for numbering our days and knowing the plans You have for each one of us. Thank You for loving us more than we can ever imagine. Thank You for new beginnings. May our lives bring glory to Your name, Jesus. Amen.

5 thoughts on “It’s raining

  1. Stan Smith

    Hi Hope and Jered.. We are thinking of you all as you travel for Noel’s wedding. We pray travelling mercies for you.. Is it far?… We pray you all have a blessed time, that, Hope, you keep well over the next few days, that change in environment won’t trigger any asthma. We pray blessings on Noel and her new husband to be.. Thst you have a wonderful day.
    We look forward to you getting some photos to us , of the day…
    We send lots of love across the big pond and across the miles to you all. Give our best wishes to the bride and groom… We hope Charity is OK travelling and being heavily pregnant,.. Lots of love.. Stan and Linda……. Xxxx

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    1. hope Post author

      Thank you so much for all your prayers! Very much appreciated. I will definitely will get you some pictures. Prayers are such a blessing! We love you all and miss you. God bless you dear!!

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  2. Administrator

    Will be praying for you all as you celebrate Covenant relationship! Enjoy ‘every’ moment. It goes by in the blink of an eye … the memories, praise the LORD, last a lifetime …

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    1. hope Post author

      Thank you so much! Prayer is very important and we appreciate all those God has placed to stand in the gap for our family. God bless and keep you!

      Reply

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