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Precious Thoughts

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are they works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139:14

Today is a special day for me. Thirty years ago today I was blessed to give birth to a son. A son who makes me laugh. A son who works hard. A son who loves the Lord and teaches his children in the way they should go. It has been a blessing to watch him grow strong in the Lord and be an example for others to follow. Just has I was blessed with a son, I was doubly blessed twenty-eight years later to watch my son welcome his son (our grandson) on this very special day. Father and son share the same birthday.

Oh, believe me, I thought and still think they are both wonderfully made. I have marveled at how God has worked in Brandon’s life to reach others. Brandon has certainly had failures and frustrations. He has not always understood the circumstances. The road was and is sometimes bumpy, curvy and downright dangerous. But God is and was always there. Watching the growth process from afar and on your knees is not always easy either. The same faith that keeps him safe and on the right path is the faith that calms a mother’s heart when her son is hurting. I don’t know what people do that don’t know how to call on the Lord when trouble hits. The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 9:9.

We don’t all have the same trials but they are trials none the less. We have all been fearfully and wonderfully made. God has a plan for each life. We don’t always see it but God knows. We just need to be still and trust. In the stillness, we can clearly see

God’s blessings. In the stillness God’s love for us comes into focus and His plan is revealed. Be still and know. Trust in God’s unchanging hand.

Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.

How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. Psalm 139:2-4, 17, 18

Julia Scott

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