One of our favorite people in Brunertown is Rebekah. She is here weekly to babysit the kids while Stephen and I attend CityGroup and her and Josh have meant so much to us…
With Stephen traveling for work this week and Josh away for the summer at Officer Training School (rock on, Josh), Rebekah stayed the night and therefore assisted in morning festivities. It was so fabulous to have her here and laughing and playing with the B&R this morning. To love your children and enjoy them everyday is a gift….to see someone else love your children and enjoy them brings an unspeakable, indescribable joy.
In addition, I made a few headbands for the little Pieces last night, and she was looking ridiculously cute for breakfast…
After our laughs with Bekah and headband cuteness, I sat myself down with a cup of coffee and my Bible and dove into the scripture passage from City Bible Reading.
Ephesians 2:1-10 sank deep into my heart. I am so grateful for these words. A succinct and perfect gospel for my soul.
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience — among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have been saved — and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Praise be to God!