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Ash Wednesday – the beginning of the season of Lent – is coming quickly – on February 22, 2012! Tuesday is Valentine's Day. Oh my, what with juggling all the various issues of the Sandwich Generation, doesn't it seem like time is on jet-propelled roller skates! 🙂
I don't know about you, but the one thing that keeps me going and keeps holding me together is the care and provision of God! As the encouraging and comforting Bible verses from Psalm 3 reminded me yesterday, "But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head. I was crying to the LORD with my voice, And He answered me from His holy mountain. I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustains me." What a blessing and gift for each of us from our awesome God!
Another precious gift, that I've been thinking of extra this past week, is His love! Here's one of my many favorite praise and worship hymn songs, Amazing Love, reminding us of exactly that, from a group that's a multigenerational fave in our family – the Newsboys.
Wasn't that lovely? And aren't those words so sweetly encouraging, especially with the season of Lent and Easter fast approaching. God's love is, indeed, the best Valentine gift ever for all of us – in AND out of the Sandwich Generation! As much fun and a good way of "caring for the caregivers" as a Happy Holiday blog party (like yesterday's blog post) can be, nothing beats God and His awesome Word in bringing comfort and care to all of us caregivers! Have a blessed and beautiful week full of the knowledge of His extravagant and powerful love, even in the midst of trials! (And YES, there is more "Valentine blog party" encouragement at Spiritual Sunday this week to bless us all. 🙂 )