When our oldest was an only child we got a video camera.
I wanted to make home movies to help us catalog her growing up.
As her siblings were born, they too were caught on video.
But the recorder broke when they were still small.
I didn’t throw it away, I packed it for a future day when we’d get it fixed.
To be honest, I’d forgotten about the thing, until last night.
Handsome found it in the back of our closet.
I was uninterested, as I knew we’d drug the thing, still broken from one place to another, but I’d never gotten it fixed.
When our son came back out of the bedroom to tell me Daddy had it working I was sincerely shocked.
“But it’s been broken for over 10 years!”
“Dad has it playing. Come and see.”
All packing stopped and we spent the evening watching home movies on our recorder.
It was really special.
It’s strange how the memory can forget things.
I remembered music was a big part of our everyday, but I was surprised at how many videos included music.
Of course there were the normal Christmas programs and a school program, but when we were just at home there was so many of our daughters singing and dancing to music.
My heart was so blessed by the joy on their faces and the sound of their voices.
This morning the Lord took me to:
Psalm 8:2 NKJV — Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.
And my heart is full of gratitude.
What an incredible privilege it is to praise the Lord!
What a joy it was to hear our children sing songs of praise.
How grateful I am for the opportunity we still have to praise God daily.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for the ability to praise and worship You. Lord, thank You for Your blessings which are more numerous than the stars. Thank You for the way Your Word brings us life, truth, and love. Lord, I worship Your holy name and I thank You for the breath to be able to speak Your praises. Psalm 8:9 NKJV — O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth! Amen.