The Mom's Song

There are three names that probably don't mean a great deal to you, but they do to me : Darlene, Melissa and Rebecca. I gave them their names, but they owe their successful lives to their mother, who was constantly guiding them. I think the following passage from the book of Proverbs says it all:

Pro 29:15 The rod of correction gives wisdom, but a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.

My wife did a good job with them, but I really wish she could sing this song; I know I can't!

A beautiful sunset

I love sunsets! The more colorful, the better! The beauty of this particular one is amazing. Could anyone even dream of creating a painting so beautiful? As spectacular as this is, mankind is a far, far greater creation. Not only in beauty, but in the depth of creativity, emotion and imagination. Human beings were designed to interact with God; think of it, the creator of the entire universe wants to fellowship us so much that he suffered to accomplish it! Once again my mind is drawn to the Psalms, read it and realize how very, very special we are!

Psa 139:1 Yahweh, you have searched me, and you know me.
Psa 139:2 You know my sitting down and my rising up. You perceive my thoughts from afar.
Psa 139:3 You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.
Psa 139:4 For there is not a word on my tongue, but, behold, Yahweh, you know it altogether.
Psa 139:5 You hem me in behind and before. You laid your hand on me.
Psa 139:6 This knowledge is beyond me. It's lofty. I can't attain it.
Psa 139:7 Where could I go from your Spirit? Or where could I flee from your presence?
Psa 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, you are there. If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, you are there!
Psa 139:9 If I take the wings of the dawn, and settle in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Psa 139:10 Even there your hand will lead me, and your right hand will hold me.
Psa 139:11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will overwhelm me; the light around me will be night;"
Psa 139:12 even the darkness doesn't hide from you, but the night shines as the day. The darkness is like light to you.
Psa 139:13 For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother's womb.
Psa 139:14 I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well.
Psa 139:15 My frame wasn't hidden from you, when I was made in secret, woven together in the depths of the earth.
Psa 139:16 Your eyes saw my body. In your book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them. World English Bible

OK, right about this time some of you are thinking about your faults and frankly, if I were to be honest and list all my shortcomings, well, this would be one LONG post. However, God doesn't make junk and that means ME! He has cared for me before there even was a me and has not left my side at any time, even when I think he should have. So, the next time you look at a beautiful sunset I hope you will think of God and remember how important you are to him.