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

Friday, April 3, 2015

Good Fridays

On Fridays the kids have their playdate at "Debbie's house," so Friday is always a happy day for us all. :)

These pictures are from last week because the kids were too sick with a bad cold to go today. Still, it's a Good Friday because no matter how difficult and frustrating it can be around here (today was not an easy day!), it's also the day Christ gave up His life for us nearly 2000 years ago. That makes our worst days only a dot* in comparison with the eternity of joy ahead of us, free from the sin and shame and punishment that Jesus took for us.

The kids love to talk about "Jesus falling down on the cross," [having seen a picture of his falling on the road under the weight of the cross]. They say "He was sad," but end with a huge grin and exclamation of "Jesus came alive again!"

We had to take Marcie out of the service last week at church because she couldn't stop exclaiming over the wooden cross that was placed up front. She was just a little too excited and loud and distracting. :)

Earlier this week Gracie took two small pieces of wood and made her own cross and brought it to show Gavin and me. I didn't know two-and-a-half-year-olds could be quite so obsessed with the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ! I'm glad they care so deeply already. We're definitely seeing answers to all the prayers for their spiritual as well as physical health!

Speaking of physical health, the kids really are miserable. A lot of people here have had this bug, and it's particularly harsh. We'd appreciate prayers as always for Seth's lungs to stay clear. Thank you!!


*Of course, having an eternal perspective doesn't mean it's not and terribly challenging and sad sometimes for us here on earth. We haven't had much sorrow in our lives yet, but we know plenty of people who are grieving and cling to the promise of everything ultimately working together "for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28)

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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