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Birthday

It's our son Peter's 37th birthday today, as well as his son Stephen's 6th birthday. Joshua's 3rd birthday was yesterday!

Peter is blessed in so many ways. His treasures are Susan, his wife whom he adores, and four children (with Katherine--almost 9, and Emily 16 months). He is a good father and has a job he enjoys and is challenged by.

In my Daily Light for this day, I had marked some of the verses and beside them I wrote, "Peter--2002."

He does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth.—Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen.—Surely the wrath of man shall praise you; the remnant of wrath you will put on like a belt.
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him.”—And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.”
Ps. 77:4; Ps. 113:5, 6; Dan. 4:35; Ps. 77:19; Ps. 76:10; 2 Chron. 16:9; Rom. 8:28; Matt. 10:29, 30

All of these verses were a special encouragement five years ago, when for five months Peter had no job, and due to the circumstances his job had ended under--a company bankruptcy--he had no employment insurance benefits. God provided for their small family through those tough months--there could have been no other way they got through.

It was hard for us to watch as parents. We knew his worth--his character and integrity. It was hard to understand why this had happened, and why the next job took so long to materialize.

Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen.— .

It was true all along, although there was no evidence of it--God was leading through the waters.

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him.”

God used those five months to re-orient Peter's life, which had been dangerously out of balance with a job that demanded work-weeks that were sometimes 70 hours. He discovered how close he had come to missing out on the really important things--family and God.

Lessons learned....the tide turned.

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you for family stories of your faithfulness. Thank you that we can look back and praise you, even for the tough times.

Comments

LoveMyStarr said…
It's such a blessing to look back and see that God is always faithful to provide for us even if we can't see it at the time.

You son seems very admirable and faithful to God and his family!

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