Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How Great Thou Art

 I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.

Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.

 The cord of death entagled me,
the anguish of the grave came upon me;
I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the Lord:
'O Lord, save me!'

 The Lord is gracious and righteous;
our God is full of compassion.
The Lord protects the simplehearted;
when I was in GREAT need, He saved me.

Be at rest once more, O my soul,
for the Lord has been good to you.

For you, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

I believed; therefor I said,
'I am greatly afflicted.' 
And in my dismay I said 'All men are liars.'

How can I repay the Lord for all his goodness to me?

I will lift up my cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.

I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

Praise the Lord.
Psalm 116
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, praise the Lord. He did indeed hear our cry for mercy last year. It is ONLY because of him that we will be celebrating the miracle of these two lives tomorrow. Jesus, how do we ever show you our gratitude for these precious gifts and miracles you have given us? I do not know why you chose to let them live here on earth with us, but they are forever a reminder that you love us. Thank you, Lord, for allowing us to care for YOUR children for as long as you will allow us. Their lives are living proof of a miracle.


Erin said...

Beautiful! I'm celebrating the gift of my 9 year old girl today. Isn't being a mama one of the most amazing gifts the Lord gives?
Yes, they are His children, and the fact that He allows us to enjoy them... that He allows us to guide What a blessing!

Brooke's Insights to LIfe said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful! I am so happy for you! God is so wonderful isn't He

Lauren said...

That post gave me goosebumps. Happy birthday to your little miracles!

The beginning verses were my graduation verses in grade 8 (private Christian school), and they're written in the front of my Bible.

'I love the Lord for he heard my voice, he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear toward me I shall call on his as long as I live.'

One of my favourite verses, and one I have no trouble remembering by heart:)

Elsa said...

Such a sweet post of God's goodness to your family! Thank you for sharing these pictures and allowing us to rejoice with you.

Happy Birthday to your sweet Miracles!

Wanting What I Have said...

Smell! I loved reading all those verses and seeing God's sovereignty! So happy for y'all! Happy birthday sweet twins!

Life Happens said...

Happy birthday to your little miracles. Every time I look at my son, I am grateful to a Heavenly Father who has put his trust in me to care for such a precious child.