Sunday, July 29, 2012

As High As....

Today Brad's sermon was on Psalm 103. He's doing a series on the Psalms. When he talked about verses 11 and 12 it reminded me of a sweet memory with Zach.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his love for those who fear him; 
as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

 When Zach was little, we had a little routine where one of us would say, "I love you as big as.." or "..as high as..." and the other would respond. It'd go something like this:
Z:  I love you as big as the ocean.M:  I love you as high as a mountain.Z:  I love you as high as the moon.M:  I love you as high as the sun.Z: I love you as big as the universe.
M: I love you as big as the galaxy.
Z:  I love you as big as INFINITY!!
How sweet is that? And it was a good association. Even in the psalm, the writer talks about "As a father [and we could substitute mother] has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;

Besides reminding me of the gratitude I feel for my children, and my children's love, it also reminded me of the gratitude I feel for having such a loving father and mother, who demonstrated that compassion and grace that the Lord has for us.




Sunday, July 8, 2012

Birds in the backyard

I love it that from our couch we can see the fountain and the hummingbird feeder. I can never catch the birds on camera but little ones, maybe finches, often wash and splash in the fountain, and the hummingbirds like both the feeder and the red flowers on the plant beside the fountain. So pretty.