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Spring has sprung and all around us, my Sandwich Generation family is enjoying the riches of the season – from gorgeous flowers to blooming trees to growing grass that will need to be cut…really…soon. My senior mom, grandkids, and I are enjoying plenty of outside playtime, as well as feeding the birds (and squirrels) with tons of yummy seeds to eat. I thought of all these sweet joys as I read Ephesians 1:7-8a and realized what a beautiful way they hint at the precious gift we have received from Jesus. If I feel that all this spring gorgeousness is abundant riches of the season…how much more must it be that God has given us in the death and resurrection of Jesus – and the redemption He has blessed us with along with all the riches of His grace!
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.
My grandson and I had fun creating this picture for Word-Filled Wednesday. I provided the photo and typed the words while he picked the green color and pronounced it perfect. That was one of the fun joys this week for this Sandwich Generation granny nanny, I must say. I love sharing the Word of God with kids and grandkids, don't you? 🙂 You'll find more encouraging Bible verses and devotionals, along with some cute Lent and Easter ideas for kids, on this Word-Filled Wednesday in Lent 2012 at Internet Cafe Devotions, Teaching What Is Good, Women Living Well, Good Morning Girls, and Deep Roots at Home. And…
Nice picture and scripture.
I love how this translation uses the word “lavish” – He is so good to us!
How sweet that you’re able to share the Word with your grandchildren.
So glad you are enjoy a beautiful Spring. I had to laugh at your bird/squirrel comment because my son got a bird feeder for Christmas and all I ever feed is the squirrels! Ha!
Thanks Mary – He’ll be thrilled to hear that 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thanks for the encouragement Lori. He’ll be thrilled as well. 🙂 🙂 🙂 And I’m so glad to hear that about the after school kids. God is SO AWESOME! 🙂
Hi Paula – I’ll tell my mom, it’ll probably make her feel better. And I haven’t forgotten – just had to delay a week 🙂 🙂 🙂
Amen Lyll, AMEN! 🙂
It’s a joy from God, DaeneIT 🙂
Thanks Denise. Praying you are feeling GREAT this week 🙂
We’ve been focusing on the Gospel presentation with the after school kids and THIS treasure of a verse captures it all so perfectly…I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that your grandson did the typing for this one!! Give him a high five from me!! Awesome work you two!!
Kaye, you are indeed a blessing…what a blessing of a gram you must be!!
Blessings to you Kaye. Thank you for sharing. Tell your grandson he did a fabulous job!!
What a fun project with your grandson. I’m always on the look out for ideas 🙂
It is springy up here but to early to say spring has arrived. March and April are our heaviest snow months and it is so dry up here right now we are praying for moisture.
Beautiful scripture 🙂
Very beautiful ~ I’m glad you all are enjoying the lovely springtime. My allergies are giving me some trouble, but I do love that it is so beautiful outside. 🙂