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This is the day that the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.  – Psalm 118:24

I took the month of August off from leading Bible study so I could take a breather before school starts and focus on some other tasks. However, unexpected things keep coming up, instead!  I haven’t had a breather and I have not gotten to do one thing I planned, but you know what?  I’m not frustrated.  I’m thankful!   Because of the break, I’ve been available for the other things that came up – the things that God intended for me to do.  That makes me happier than fulfilling my own plans.

This is the day the Lord has made, for sure, and as my dear friend Kendra quotes from her Mom:

This is the day the Lord has made, so don’t mess it up!           LOL.

Praise be to God for each day, especially the ones that go His way instead of mine! Amen.  🙂 

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Just when it seemed like the world was all doom and gloom from politics, violence, and other troubling stories in the news, I spent a couple of hours at school and got to entertain a happy, healthy, playful sweet 17-month old boy (so cute, loved him!), and witnessed an entire football team and many other students enthusiastically take time to sign a card for a classmate battling cancer.  Many of them took a few minutes to say hi to me and ask how their friend is doing.  All were happy, friendly, respectful, polite, and full of positive energy.  Playing with my new little toddler friend and watching teens pursue their interests and dreams at pre-season workouts helped me see God’s goodness in them.  God is raising up new generations of kids and young people whom He has created with His plans and purposes (Jeremiah & Psalm 139), people who can be the leaders, thinkers, innovators, and inspirations for our future!  God hasn’t lost hope in us yet, so we shouldn’t lose hope either!

Instead, let’s invest ourselves in children and young people to help them bring about more of God’s goodness in our world.

Jesus said, “Let the children come unto me,”…And he took them up in his arms, put his hands on them, and blessed them.  – Mark 10:14-16 (paraphrased) 

To learn more of what the Bible says about children, go to http://www.BibleGateway.com    Use keyword “children”.

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