But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Saturday, August 25, 2012

At Your Feet

When I was on the way home from the hospital the day of the quintuplets' birth, I was listening to the radio.  Casting Crowns' song "At Your Feet" was playing.  I've heard it many times and I'm pretty sure I've sung to it many times-- I know I've whistled to it a lot, because that's what I tend to do.

This time,  I listened to the words and was brought to tears.  I could feel the incredible assurance that the Lord has everything-- every detail, heartbeat, blood cell, eyelash of my babies, every circumstance in my life and relationships-- all perfectly in His more than able hands as I rest "at his feet."

I've gotten more emotional since being married.  Since being a parent.  It doesn't take much to bring tears to my eyes anymore.  Actually, it does.  The things that bring them are huge, incredible, and awe-striking--  the wondrous sight of the sunset on Shepherd Crest in the Sierras, the sweet hug of my son, the lyrics of an age-old hymn artfully describing God's eternal grace and mercy, reminders of how He has worked in wondrous ways in my life through the years . . . .

God is good.  All the time.  I truly believe that.  I've seen it play out over and over, though often more clearly in retrospect.  Did I choose this path we're on now?  No way, I could never have dreamed it up-- that's what God does: "more than we can ask or imagine" comes to mind.

I didn't ask.  I couldn't imagine.  But it IS GOOD!  I LOVE my new kids!  They are beautiful and wondrously made-- you should see their perfect hands and feet!  I am so thankful that God has chosen me to have a family like this.  It's not what I ever asked for, but apparently God knew it's exactly what I need.  I'm just trusting Him to shower His grace, peace, mercy, patience, and wisdom as I father these new ones and Isaac. (Some divine sleep would be nice, too!)

I'm so excited to see what is in store for these children as they grow.  May they be eager to humble themselves and glorify their God.  Lord, may they, too, be found "At Your Feet."

Gavin


At Your Feet lyrics
Songwriters: Jason Ingram;John Mark Hall



Here at Your feet I lay my past down
My wanderings, all my mistakes down
And I am free

Here at Your feet I lay this day down
Not in my strength but in Yours I've found
All I need, You're all I need


Jesus, Jesus, at Your feet
Oh, to dwell and never leave
Jesus, Jesus, at Your feet
There is nowhere else for me
There is nowhere else for me

Here at Your feet I lay my future down
All of my dreams I give to You now
And I find peace, I find peace


Jesus, Jesus, at Your feet
Oh, to dwell and never leave
Jesus, Jesus, at Your feet
There is nowhere else for me
There is nowhere else for me

Here at Your feet I lay my life down
For You my King, You're all I want now
And my soul sings

Jesus, Jesus, at Your feet
Oh, to dwell and never leave
Jesus, Jesus, at Your feet
There is nowhere else for me
There is nowhere else for me

'Cause I am free here at Your feet
All I need is at Your feet
And I find peace, we're at Your feet
We're at Your feet

I am free here at Your feet
All I need is at Your feet
I find peace, we're at Your feet
We're at Your feet, we're at Your feet
We're at Your feet

Here at Your feet I lay my life down

4 comments:

  1. I need to remember this. I am pregnant with our 5th. Not my plan, His, and still I struggle.

    You are blessed. And so am I.

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  2. When I first began reading this entry, I thought it was Carrie!
    This is absolutely beautiful, and you are quite the writer, Gavin!
    What a tender heart He has given to a godly man (you!) for your family!
    I KNOW that God is hearing & answering your prayers, because He sees You walking in His authority to be the proper covering for your family.
    He knew exactly what He was doing when He entrusted you with all of them. He is honoring you with His approval! :)
    --- Just another one of the many members in God's family worldwide who are following this blog, praying, and rejoicing at what He is doing... Keep up the good work!
    And be encouraged!

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  3. So I guess now it's your turn to make me cry at blogposts? :)Good job!

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