In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. What wonderful news for all of us boomers and seniors and our families – in AND out of the Sandwich Generation. My grandson and I had such a nice time designing this weeks photo with the verse on Wednesday. Today, I'm sharing a praise and worship song from a favorite group of both my granddaughter and myself, Casting Crowns, that goes with it so well with Ephesians 1:7-8a on this sweet Spiritual Sunday. Enjoy Glorious Day in one of my Smilebox eCards Creations. 🙂
Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me) is such a lovely and encouraging hymn for everyone in our multigenerational families! The words from the song are a blessed reminder of God's love for us…
"Living He loved me, dying He saved me, And buried He carried my sins far away, Rising He justified freely forever"
AND His promises to us that…
"One day He's coming, oh, glorious day, oh, glorious day"
Someday, our bodies will no longer ache, our loved ones will no longer be in pain, our eyes will see excellently again, and we will behold His precious and beloved face! What joy to all of us in the Sandwich Generation who have put their faith in Him. What a blessing for us in this season of Lent to remember and look forward to!
P.S. If you've been reading the newspapers, or keeping up with the news online, you've most likely heard of the incredibly sad events in Toulouse, France. I had already been praying for those impacted. But I hadn't realized how close it came to a dear online friend and fellow blogger, Floss, of Troc, Broc, and ReCup – with whom I've linked up the last few years for both A Pause in Advent and A Pause in Lent. She has written such a beautiful post today on this situation and the topic of forgiveness. I was so blessed by her words and I know you will be too. I hope and pray we never have something this horrific hit us as close to home, but as members of the Sandwich Generation, I KNOW we all have to deal with forgiveness on a regular basis – sometimes when it is very difficult emotionally! Her words, along with the reminder of God's forgiveness for us in Ephesians 1, are a wonderful encouragement for ALL of us of the need and power of forgiveness – AND of where the power TO forgive comes from. And please keep Floss and her family and friends and all the people in Toulouse and France in your prayers.