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Oyyyyy! What a week! Tornados, hail, driving rain, and sad news! Grandkid fun, tantrums, games, homework, and angst! Senior mom loved the extra walks during the warmer weather and was sad to see this week's aqua therapy go down the drain, thanks to stormy weather. Hmmmm, almost sounds like a crazy musical, doesn't it? Or a somewhat strange, yet mostly normal week full of the Sandwich Generation issues of life. 🙂
I'm really glad I picked the encouraging Scripture from Hebrews 12:2 for this week's Lent devotions for the grand kids and myself. It's been especially great for the various different situations we've dealt with this week – from fear to frustration.
Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
The grandkids and I have also been singing these words, along with other encouraging praise and worship hymn songs and music like Have I Not Commanded You – Joshua 1:9, Trust and Obey, and I Surrender All. So you can imagine how happy I was to discover a recording by Gary Morris combining Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Same song – only most singers use Turn and I prefer Fix), with I Surrender All along with another of the old Christian hymns I love, Just as I Am. Here's one of my Smilebox eCards creations to share this with you as well. 🙂
What a joy to remember the important truths in verses and songs after a week of deadly tornadoes and Sandwich Generation turmoil during this season of Lent 2012!
What a strange week for you – thank you for your thoughts. A member of our church wrote something similar (in our church magazine) in response to the economic crisis. He said that fear is the end of faith, but that faith is the end of fear!
You HAVE had an eventful week! Hope this one is more calm. Loved reading about the hymns you’ve been singing – Just As I Am was the first one (aside from Jesus Loves Me, et al) that I knew by heart, since it was the altar call every single Sunday when I was small. Stuck in my head now, and that’s fine with me. 🙂
Followed your link from Spiritual Sundays!
Oh those songs bring back such joyful memories. Praise God for bringing you through this week of fear and frustration to peace and joy.
Amen Janis, AMEN 🙂
Sweet memories Kristin. Thank you for sharing them 😉
Hope this week is calmer – We are getting our share of rain, but we needed it and are thankful for it.
Thank you, Kaye, for sharing another encouraging post. Yes, we need to keep our eyes on Jesus. Not only at this season but every day of our lives.