22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Amen. Today was such a great day, in such stark contrast to yesterday. Thanks, Jesus, for that. Before waking this morning, I was dreaming that I was having a migraine. I've been having a lot lately (migraines, that is) and a few weeks back I was having a similar dream and woke up to a splitting headache. Pretty strange. So, I was afraid to open my eyes this morning. When I finally did, I was frustrated to find that I was indeed having a pre-migraine aura (I'm sorry for you if you know what I'm talking about. google if you don't). The babies weren't up yet, so I closed my eyes and started "casting my anxieties on the Lord". How in the world was I going to manage the kids by myself with Kevin at church all morning while I had a pounding migraine?? I prayed that the Lord would take it away or at the very least make it a manageable headache.
When Owen started stirring twenty minutes later, I opened my eyes to find that my aura was gone - and my headache never came! If you are a migraine sufferer you will praise the Lord with me all the more - thank you, Jesus!! And it made me realize that even though yesterday (and the rest of the week) was pretty rotten, it would have been a million times worse if I'd had a migraine on any one of those days, but I didn't. It hadn't occurred to me to thank him for that. Perhaps he gave me that false alarm this morning to remind me? I'm listening. Thank you.
Owen was still within 24 hours of having a fever so he wasn't clear to be in the childcare at church this morning, but Anna really wanted to go play with her friends (and I thought it'd be a good idea for everyone to get out of the house) so I took her in and then took Owen to run a few errands. Is that sketchy? She had one parent in the building, right? I was so incredibly encouraged by the few people that I saw at church on my way in and out who stopped me to tell me that they'd read my post last night. They sincerely wanted to know how I was doing, or to share a similar experience, or to invite me over, or just tell me to keep my chin up. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Grace upon grace.
I felt like the Lord just showered me with love today and filled my cup. It's SO true - Because of his love WE ARE NOT CONSUMED. Today is a new day and I'm thankful for that.
And because you've probably been missing pics of my little monkeys here's one of Owen now that he's in better spirits. Thanks, Jesus, for that too :)