Monday, December 1, 2008

Brigitta, Jasmine, and me

We returned home from Chattanooga yesterday. Thanksgiving was so great; it was good to see all the famiy again. It was even better to see God's hand work in the family. Hearts were mended and some problems worked out. There are still a few small issues, but we are confident that the Lord will take care of it all, as He is always so faithful to do.
Thanks to all who have been praying!

As you can see above, I got to spend alot of time with my sisters. The three of us have always been pretty close, and it was so much fun to be with them again. We cried together, laughed together, and talked out our "men issues" lol (if you have close sisters, I'm sure you know how that goes). Nobody knows me like my sisters, that is for sure. :)

Brigitta and I carried out what has become a family tradition of "pulling the marriage bone," which is where the adults pick the two oldest, available grandkids and the kids pull the turkey's wish bone to see which one will get married fist.
This year happened to be us two sisters and I won....against my wishes lol.
So...Looks like I'm gona get hitched soon! The turkey said so! :)

On a more serious note: It is a silly tradition just for fun, and though it has actually been proven in previous years (you would be surprised), I am so thankful that my future does not rest in a wish made on a turkey bone. :)
It is sad to think that so many people do put their trust in such "fate" and wishes.
If only they knew the sweetness of resting in the Lord.
That is exactly what is is too.... sweet.
Those who have experienced the saving grace of God can truly rest. I personally tend to overanalyze, think, ponder, and worry about so many things; but God does not only know my future, He has already determined it, and whatever happens, happens because He wants it too.
Not that we don't have to make decisions, or chose between what is right and wrong; but just knowing that God has already painted the "big picture" gives so much peace.

The Holiday season can get so stressful, but I encourage you to take time with the Lord and truly rest in Him. Know that He has everything taken care of and He has determined the outcome of things. If we rest in Him, it is so much easier to keep our thoughts and intentions on giving Him praise in everything.

"God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their inhabitations.
That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though He be not far from every one of us. For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of our own poets have said, For we are his offspring." - Acts 17: 24-28

1 comment:

Nina in Portugal said...

Beautiful picture of you three....all of you are so pretty!