Friday, May 09, 2008

God himself

Last night as I was rocking my Joseph to sleep, I was singing to him. For some reason he likes it. Go figure. Anyway, I was singing this song over and over again. You may be familiar with it:

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. ~Revelation 21:3,4

And around the third time singing it, it hit me. "God HIMSELF shall be with them." The great and mighty and holy God HIMSELF. WOW! The One who chose me and loves me and forgave me of all my sins. I guess I think of the word "himself" like this: The President himself is going to be there! But how much more- God himself. I love it!

God is so faithful throughout my (busy!) days to give such precious tokens of his grace and love. I don't always share them, obviously, but I'll try to be more faithful in sharing b/c I think they're wonderful!!!!

ps. It's almost Mother's day! I've nominated my mom for mother of the year, but they (KTAB) haven't called yet to tell me she got it. Yikes, it's probably b/c I'm online. I'd better go. Bye!


Emmie said...

Amen and Amen. Thanks for that encouraging post. We'll never get over it, will we?

Love you loads! Throw it out, I say, as far as questionable items for the yard sale tomorry. See ya!

Mrs. Walker said...

I used to sing that to Ryan and Brandon when they were small enough to actually rock to sleep. I appreciate your thoughts on it. It is amazing that the God who created the universe will dwell with lowly creatures! What love!

Amanda said...

Love this post!! Happy Mother's Day!!! And thank you for your prayers!