Because I love Jennifer, my bride, more than my last breath, I will reserve the right and responsibility to provide some homefront perspective throughout this portion of the journey. Hopefully, it will provide an even more complete view of God's enduring grace, and His faithfulness to those who are a part of His family.
I am so thankful to be given the priviledge of leading this family. It is, by far, the greatest job God has given me. What makes it even sweeter is that I have a gorgeous wife who is the most trustworthy, Christ-like, and genuine person that I have ever known. She is my first pick every time for a teammate. In all, life is better with her, and it's tough when we're not together geographically.
However, while I was thinking about our family and thanking God for His sovereignty and perfect plan, He pointed my eyes toward Psalm 145;
"I will extol You, my God, O King; and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Everyday I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness in unsearchable.'
"One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty; and on Your wondrous works. Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness. They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, and shall sing of Your righteousness.'
"The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The LORD is good to all and His tender mercies are over all His works.'
"All Your works shall praise You, O LORD, and Your saints shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, and talk of Your power, to make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures througout all generations.'
"The LORD upholds all who fall, and raises up all those who are bowed down. The eyes of all look expectantly to You, and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.'
"The LORD is righteous in all His ways, gracious in all His works. The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. The LORD preserves all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.
"My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD, and all flesh shall bless His holy name forever and ever."
Jennifer and I pray that our children will see God at work around them, and praise His works to their children and grandchildren. And, just like when Moses came down from the mountain, we pray that the reflection of God's awesome glory is what others see in our family both now and for generations.
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