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Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Witness of Joy

JOY
Our family had so much fun on Independence Day!  We traveled to Grandma's on Saturday morning and spent the day with family.  Sunday we attended the parade and then on to the carnival. We had told the kids they could ride on 2 rides.  But then we saw this:
Great big balls that the kids get zipped into then pushed out into a giant pool.  They rolled all over the place, tried to walk, crawl, stand and had an all around great time!  The girls got out and were all smiles!  We walked a little farther and saw this:
 K was ALL over it!  Flipping every which way and screaming with delight!
And A was happy just bouncin' up and down!

When the girls came down off the bunji jump, they couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces.  You know who else was full of joy beyond belief?  ME!  I had so much fun watching THEM have fun.  I wore my smile for a long time too!

And I thought, is this how God feels about me when he watches from heaven as I enjoy the blessed life with my family that He has given me?  Zephaniah 3:17 says this:  "The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." 
He will rejoice=He will celebrate!
Hallelujah!
The joy that fills my soul watching my children is but a small sampling of how God feels about me.  And he feels the same way about you.  Can you feel it?  He is watching over you now with great delight!

2 comments:

  1. Cherie,
    What a wonderful post! Those balls in the pool look like a GREAT time. My kids would love them. I love how you remind us that He rejoices over us as we do over our little ones. I don't know that I have ever contemplated that before. I love how our God is so BIG AND so PERSONAL!

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  2. Beautiful! What fun it is to watch our children laugh and enjoy themselves - so filling. And, I love knowing God delights in His children the same way.

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