Today I am thankful for glorious fall weather, my sweet baby’s smiles and giggles, and blanket time outside on a lovely afternoon. I want to take time to be thankful for my life, and all the little things that make it good. I think it will help my attitude, which has been a bit of a struggle as of late.
Fisher got the Jesus Storybook Bible from some dear friends, and we have been reading it to him from his first weeks. Jed and I are criers, so it is hard to make it through some of the passages without tears. It speaks to my heart, and I overflow with joy watching my two men reading it together.
“O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.” Nehemiah 1:11
Here we are, giant belly and uncooperative wiener dog included. We hope that you and yours had a wonderful day celebrating our risen Lord.
They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road. When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
”Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
“I tell you,” He replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” As He approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it.
Luke 19: 35-41
Today is Palm Sunday, when Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. I’ve been doing a Lenten study for the past few weeks, and I have learned so much about the last weeks that Jesus walked on this earth. Before this study, I don’t think I’d ever noticed verse 41. Jesus rides in to the city on a donkey so that He could fulfill the prophecy from Zechariah 9:9. The crowd is celebrating Him, acknowledging that He is the Messiah. They wave palm branches, a national sign of freedom, and lay their cloaks under His feet. The Pharisees try to shut up the crowd, worried that the Roman soldiers will come and regulate on the crowd. All the while Jesus is riding on a young donkey, mourning on the inside for a city and a people that He loves. He alone knows that He is riding to His death. He alone knows that the cheers will quickly turn from praise to condemnation. Imagine His thoughts as He rode through the cheering crowd. The Son of God was so overcome with emotion that He shed tears for the lost. Thank you, Jesus, for taking my sin so that I could live in freedom.
Yesterday I got my long awaited test results for the gestational diabetes 3 hour glucose tolerance test. Ok, I really only had to wait over the weekend,but it seemed like an eternity. My results came back totally normal for the whole test! I am so thankful and praising God for the wake up call to eat healthier. We needed it desperately, and had become really lazy about our eating and exercise. Type 2 diabetes runs in both of our families, so we are now on a mission to fight those genetics. This whole ordeal has put Jed and I on the same page nutritionally, which is huge for us. And hopefully will prevent us from being huge in the future. 🙂 Thanks so much to everyone who prayed for Bun and me.
We are praising God for so much today- spring and spring break, good test results, loving family and friends who are kind enough to throw us baby showers, our fabulous and affordable rent house, great jobs that we love, great friends, our neighborhood lake, and so much more.