Today is “Throwback Thursday” in Facebook world. TBT. I love seeing all the old pics and remembering people way back when. My sister used to say “in the olden days.” Thirty years ago isn’t really the olden days, but from my perspective this morning, it was a long time ago.
The featured image is my TBT picture today. My son, my niece, and my nephew taken in 1983. Aren’t they adorable? Precious? I just want to eat them up! I look at this picture and see all the love we lavished on them when they were little, all the promise in those little faces, all the hope embodied in their small selves. And when I look at them today, I am overwhelmed by the goodness of God!
All have had major obstacles to overcome in their lifetime thus far. But all three are healthy and strong, praise God! All three if them are excellent parents with (almost) 9 children between them. All are well-educated and have excellent careers, all have strong and loving marriages to wonderful people, and they’re all serving others. And I still think they’re adorable!
I look at their kids now and see these three little cherubs in their children’s faces, and I wonder if God feels the same way about us. Does he look at his children here on this planet and see his face in us? Does he recognize his smile, his eyes, himself in the way we love others? The song in my head this morning is Greater from MercyMe. This song makes me get up and dance! I love these lines…
‘Cause I hear a voice and He calls me redeemed
When others say I’ll never be enough
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world
He IS greater. And if he’s living in me, then he will see himself in me. Just like these precious children I’m so proud of and whom I love so much. From generation to generation. Psalms 79:13 says “But we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise.”
There’ll be days I lose the battle
Grace says that it doesn’t matter
‘Cause the cross already won the war
Please have a listen to this song… Just be prepared to dance! Greater