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“What if, sometimes, there be mists and fogs so thick that I cannot see the path? It is enough that You hold my hand, and guide me in the darkness; for walking with You in the gloom is far sweeter and safer than walking alone in the sunlight!” -Susannah Spurgeon
Part of fulfilling my job as a nanny includes filling these little hearts and minds with books, songs, stories, and words that drive their thoughts, hearts, and affections to the only righteous One. Here are some of my recommendations for doing so. (Link in bio.)
Lilli was praying while coloring earlier and said, “God, I love You when You’re the same and I still love You when You’re not the same.” • This echoes a lot of conversations we have on a daily basis, conversations of how she is loved regardless of her actions and how we “love you when you listen and we love you don’t.” • “Hey, Lilli, want to hear some amazing news?” • She always does. • “God never changes,” I tell her. “He’s always the same.” • “Wow.” • “How does that make you feel?” • She smiled so big. “It makes me feel really happy.” • “Why would that make you happy?” • “Because I love Him and I want Him to come everywhere with me and if He never changes it means He is always with me.” • She’s three years old. • Solid theology is a comfort for every age. Praise God for His immutability.
“Are you not willing to pass through every ordeal if by any means you may save some?” -Charles Spurgeon

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Three things that made me cry this week

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I can’t cry on command. 

Sometimes I wish I could, but it just doesn’t happen, so if you see my eyes leaking, it’s legit. 

For the last several days I’ve been in tears pretty consistently. Tears of brokenness, repentance, confusion, sorrow and frustration, as well as tears of joy, love, excitement, amazement and worship.

Here are three(ish) [positive] things that made the tears flow:

1.  Ephesians 2:12-22

The Gospel brings the tears almost every time, especially in this passage rich with the reality of who we were and who we are because of what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. He brought down the dividing walls of hostility and made peace for us, reconciling us to Himself through the bloody and beautiful cross. We have access to God! We have hope! We have JESUS! Praise and raise.

2a.   I Like Adoption (video)

This is the multi-colored family I’ve always dreamed of having! (And I’ll definitely be the “gas-pedal” mom.) Praise God for the Gospel that rescues, ransoms, reconciles and adopts people from every tribe and tongue and nation. Galatians 4:4-7, Revelation 5:9.

2b.  This demonstration of the Gospel (video)

Again, adoption never fails to make me cry.

3. I Wish I Would Have Held Her Hand More

I kid you not, just writing that made my eyes fill. In this blog published on The Gospel Coalition, R. C. Sproul Jr., reflects on his deepest regret: that he did not hold his wife’s hand more when she was alive.

The tears just keep coming.

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