Monday, August 24, 2009

Thanks Shelly & Lexi !



Thanks Shelly & Lexi!
You poured yourself out as a living sacrifice- wholly and without reserve- to love and serve those you did not know- yet precious to Him. And we were blessed.

Psalm 40
4-5 Blessed are you who give yourselves over to God,
turn your backs on the world's "sure thing,"
ignore what the world worships;
The world's a huge stockpile
of God-wonders and God-thoughts.
Nothing and no one
comes close to you!
I start talking about you, telling what I know,
and quickly run out of words.
Neither numbers nor words
account for you.
6 Doing something for you, bringing something to you—
that's not what you're after.
Being religious, acting pious—
that's not what you're asking for.
You've opened my ears
so I can listen.

7-8 So I answered, "I'm coming.
I read in your letter what you wrote about me,
And I'm coming to the partyyou're throwing for me."
That's when God's Word entered my life,
became part of my very being.
9-10 I've preached you to the whole congregation,
I've kept back nothing, God—you know that.I didn't keep the news of your ways
a secret, didn't keep it to myself.
I told it all, how dependable you are, how thorough.
I didn't hold back pieces of love and truth
For myself alone. I told it all,
let the congregation know the whole story.

4 comments:

shelly said...

Okay, Cheryl ... enough already. I did NOT need to be bawling my eyes out in the library of all places this afternoon!! :) We love you and appreciate YOU so much ... and love ALL of those precious kids now as if they were part of our little family. (okay, they make it an awfully big family!!). HUGE hugs to you today!!! Talk soon! Shelly and Lexi

Linda said...

AMEN, AMEN, AMEN. THANK YOU SHELLY AND LEXI.

Linda said...

AMEN, AMEN, AMEN. THANK YOU SHELLY AND LEXI.

Audra said...

I have enjoyed your posts and pictures. Knowing those kids, I know you were a blessing to them, and they to you. God's richest to you.